It’s a little gallery with a big heart!

Buchanan Gallery, formerly known as Focus Gallery, is nestled in the town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It is a small art gallery that exhibits fine art by local artists (paintings, carvings, pottery and folk art) and occasionally artwork by visiting artists. Gallery owner and manager, Lisa Buchanan, is also a photographer and you can see some of her photographs taken in and around Shelburne County, including her panoramas of Shelburne’s historic waterfront. Buchanan Gallery is also a photo and clay studio for Lisa.

To nurture and develop local art and culture in Shelburne County, NS. We offer artists a venue to showcase and sell their work. To provide a place where people can appreciate local art & culture and participate in art activities in the hopes that they will learn to create their own art and share it with others.

To create a vibrant artistic culture in Shelburne County that celebrates existing artists, and encourages and inspires future artists.

The main exhibits take place at Buchanan Gallery between May and October each year. A special display with a collection of many other art items takes place from mid-November to Christmas.