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Workshops & Events

Our Creative Space plays host to a variety of awesome community events & workshops. Since opening in 2016 we have hosted more than 200 workshops including, calligraphy, weaving, screen printing, hand lettering,  embroidery, macrame, seaglass art & lino-stamping. New projects are added often, and every effort is made to keep listings up to date. If an event you are interested in has sold out, contact the instructor and ask to be kept informed on the next date or follow us on social media @trainyardstore for updates!

Please note: All workshop registrations & payments happen directly with the workshop instructors- details vary and are included in the listings below.  Please read each workshop instructors terms & conditions before registering and contact them with any questions.

Interested In Renting Our Space?

We offer the space for workshops, meetings & community events; Contact us for details.

*Please note we don’t offer our space for kids birthday parties at this time*

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NOCTURNE 2019: Keeping OCTopied

19 October @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Nocturne is our favourite night of the entire year and we have something INCREDIBLE planned for this year, in partnership with the incredible Rita Van Tassel.

It’s going to be a great year to get out and explore all the Nocturne events happening on both sides of the harbour, full details will be up on the Nocturne website and in The Coast closer to the event!


Keeping OCTopied: Activities of Octopuses on Land

Atlantic Canadians have always had a natural relationship with the ocean and it’s inhabitants but as water levels rise we’re forced to re-think where we live and how to do so sustainably. After decades of polluting the oceans and encroaching on their environment, what might it look like if the animals began integrating themselves into OUR daily spaces? Textile artist Rita Van Tassel will transform the studio room of Trainyard Generl Store into a whimsical installation of giant stitched octopuses engaging in common human activities (crafting, playing chess, exercising, etc.) There will be an interactive element as viewers are invited to sit with and interact with the pieces for photos!



19 October
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Event Category:


Rita Van Tassel
The Trainyard General Store


The Trainyard General Store
53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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