Chester Artists & Artisans from the Past database lists artists and artisans who once lived and were inspired by the lifestyle and natural beauty of the sea, forest and rolling farmland in the Municipality of the District of Chester on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Rich in culture and heritage, the area has long been a summer haven for Americans and others who sought out a place for a relaxed and reflective lifestyle. We hope that you’ll see, in these diverse works, what inspired them to reside here or return year after year.
This information resource is an endeavour of the Chester Municipal Heritage Society (CMHS), in partnership with the Chester Art Centre, to honour those creative people who have expressed themselves in a variety of mediums, added to our heritage and culture and celebrated a way of living.
As you browse through these listings we know that you’ll learn about aspects of our municipal heritage that you never knew. We hope that they will inspire you to visit us and see and feel for yourself why we love it so.