The Gallery Upstairs at Mill Street is located in a 50’s style home at the corner of Bronte and Mill streets. The new location has a smaller intimate eclectic feel to it. As you roam through the rooms you will see different local artists showcased, such as Robert Bateman, Tina Newlove, Betty Hebert, Patrick Mcgoey, David Rheaume, Chloe Savage, Stacey Newman, Marie Austen, Cara Duke, Laura Newton, Suzanne Lasalle and many others. Enjoy a wide variety of decor and gifts, including original art painted on feathers, huge landscapes in oil, contemporary oils and acrylics, stained glass, pottery, chocolates and local preserves.
The gallery was formarly located at Harrop House on Steeles Avenue. In July of 1976 Hedi Nowak opened the Harrop Restaurant, later adding the art gallery in 1979. Situated on what was once a dairy farm, owned by the Harrop family of Milton, the Harrop Restaurant and gallery resided inside the original, century old stone house. By the community and clients, it was fondly referred to as the Harrop House, Harrop Framing Warehouse, the Harrop Restaurant and Gallery, and the Harrop Gallery Upstairs.
Many artists had their start here and grew from the house; Trisha Romance, John Newby, John Harrington, to name a few. From the beginning we have held many art exhibitions and events to meet the artists and started a great rapport with them. This support of the artists grew into long-tem relationships and many clients have come back time and time again.
Image to the right: Hedi Nowak stands with Mr. Harrop and his son just after she purchased the property off of him and opened it as Harrop Restaurant, 1976.