nowords is a beautifully curated gallery space and artisan shop with works from local artists and artisans.
nowords showcases works by southern Ontario artists and artisans in an inviting and bright space. Works have been carefully chosen to highlight the skill and self-expression of each artist and to inspire new works. Buyers can take pleasure and pride in their purchases, be it for themselves or as gifts for others. Owner Donna Gelinas.
The original area around NOWORDS was the city of GALT.
It has been over 200 years since the start of the development of Galt, in 1816, that the Honourable William Dickson purchased 90,000 acres along the Grand River from the Six Nations Indians. It was in 1816 that what became Dumfries Township, then the City of Galt, and later the City of Cambridge, had its beginnings. As Dickson and his business manager, Absalom Shade, followed the Grand River north on horseback, they stopped where Mill Creek meets the Grand and determined that this would be the place for their settlement.
Dickson, a Scot himself, was interested in attracting other Scots to his settlement, and a distinct Scottish flavour lingers here still. A substantial legacy is the stone buildings that Scottish stone masons crafted, replacing earlier log buildings. The settlement that became Galt was first known as Shade’s Mill (Dickson returned to his home on Niagara-on-the-Lake, leaving Absalom Shade in charge) but when it came time for an official name for the post office, Dickson named the town for his friend and fellow Scot, John Galt.
More mills sprang up as the town became more industrialized: in 1842 the first foundry was established and textile production on an industrial scale began a year later. Tracks for steam trains and electric railway lines were opened. Because of its numerous factories, Galt became known as the “Manchester of Canada” and in 1915 it had a large enough population to qualify as a city. Galt became known for its Artisans, Art community and Fashion Mills.
The paintings that I consign to NOWORDS can only be bought at the gallery.
Here is what I will be showing at NOWORDS:
Please refer to the inventory list for titles if going to enquire with NOWORDS.