On View: Three Generations of Buerkles. Image: Verena Rose Burley


Sunbury Shores creates unique opportunities for people to appreciate the connection between art and nature. The Bay of Fundy’s dramatic scenery offers artists an inspiring and ever-changing landscape.

The charming coastline nestled in Canada’s premier historic seaside resort is perfect for families and artists. With over 120 courses offered annually and two galleries for exhibitions, Sunbury Shores invites you to experience the natural beauty of St. Andrews and the Bay of Fundy.

Making Waves: Art on the Island

This year marks the 3rd annual summer auction hosted by Sunbury Shores. The summer auction is Sunbury Shores’ largest annual event to support arts & nature in the community, while raising funds to sustain Sunbury Shore’s outstanding programs and exhibitions. This year’s auction is called Making Waves: Art On The Island, as a tribute to the exceptional contemporary artists Sunbury Shores attracts.

Bigger and better than ever before, this auction will be a ticketed, curated event showcasing select work by 20+ exceptional contemporary Canadian and International artists in the beautiful venue of the Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island.

August 24, 2017   |   6-9pm   |   Ministers Island, St. Andrews, NB |   Silent Auction, Live music, Cocktails, Food

Tickets are $50 and available at makingwavesauction.com or at Sunbury Shores. Proceeds are split 50:50 between the artist and Sunbury Shores.

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Current Exhibition

On view August 4-26: Three Generations: The Buerkle Family of Artists 

Featuring work by Hermann Buerkle, Udo Buerkle, Beth Buerkle, Poppy Balser and Verena Rose Burley

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Discover our wide variety of Arts & Nature courses online today! Sunbury Shores’ courses are taught by experienced artists and naturalists and are available for Kids, Adults, and Seniors year round.

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Find out why our world class facilities are attracting art and nature lovers from across North America. With over 6,000 square feet Sunbury Shores’ newly renovated space provides something for everyone.

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