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Confederation Centre of the Arts
Charlottetown and surrounding
Architecture,  Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions,  Theaters
Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions, 

Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, opened in 1964. This was on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the dominion of Canada (in 1867), which at that time united 4 provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

Each of today's provinces contributed to the construction and filling of the complex of buildings during the creation of the Arts Centre. The unique cultural center was created by common creative forces. Under its roof are oases of visual, performing, and literary creativity.

Previously, the old city market was located in a large area occupied today by the center. The complex is an adjacent structure. However, at street level, the center's buildings look like three separate buildings. Today, the center includes an art museum gallery, several theaters and concert halls, and a public library.

The idea of creating the center was to perpetuate the names of talented creative personalities born in Canada, in a country that unites many nationalities and genealogies.

There are more than 17 thousand paintings of various genres in the art gallery. The collection was created in 1964 and continues to expand: both Canadian and foreign collectors make their contribution and gifts. For the most part, this is a collection of works by artists of the 20th century. Nevertheless, art paintings created in the 21st century also find a place in this famous gallery. Confederation Centre of the Arts is not only a collector of creative works and a place for meetings with recognized talents. This is also a place for discovering new talents: for example, the art gallery hosts master classes for beginners, and these classes are conducted by professional artists.

The space of the center includes two beautiful theater studios. Performances take place almost daily. Residents and tourists often come to watch new plays or favorite musicals.

A few years ago the main stage of the center was reconstructed: the acoustics, lighting, and other technical equipment were improved.

In 2003, Confederation Centre received the status of the National Historic Site of Canada.

Address: 145 Richmond St

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