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Family-run art gallery opens in downtown Moncton

Nausika Breau says officially opening Apple Art Gallery with her parents, Dolores Breau and Cecil D. Long, in Moncton this week has been a dream come true.

Nausika Breau officially opened Apple Art Gallery this week with hope of giving local artists a voice

Artist Nausika Breau, along with her parents Cecil D. Long and Dolores Breau, said Thursday's grand opening of Apple Art Gallery in downtown Moncton "far exceeded" her expectations. (Facebook)

Nausika Breau says officially opening Apple Art Gallery with her parents, Dolores Breau and Cecil D. Long, in Moncton this week has been a dream come true.

"It actually started as an idea that my mother had that there wasn't enough representation for artists locally in our area," she said.

All three members of the family are artists and Nausika said that's where the name for the gallery came from. 

"I'm very big into family and because my parents are very big influences in my art world — basically the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," she laughed.

"My parents have been in it a lot longer than I have. I think what's great with Apple Art is we're innovating the way a gallery does things."

'We rent art, we lease art'

Nausika says Thursday's grand opening "far exceeded" her expectations and she is looking forward to Moncton's annual Art Gallery Tour taking place on Saturday, which Apple Art Gallery is part of.

Nausika Breau hopes to make art more accessible and showcase local artists at Apple Art Gallery on Church Street in Moncton. The gallery is part of the annual Art Gallery Tour happening on Saturday. (www.appleart.co)
"A lot of people are peeking in and are very curious and I think people are happy that there's another space in Moncton to give a voice for a local artists."

Nausika said she has received many submissions and calls from local artists and giving them a platform to exhibit and expose their work to the public is why the gallery is there.

She hopes that by renting and leasing art to customers, more local artists will be seen and enjoyed by younger generations who can afford a monthly payment.

"It's art that's accessible for everyone," she said.

"We rent art, we lease art, we are there for the artist and we just want to encourage local artists and promote them. Give them a voice."