Art – 3 Galleries in Downtown Trenton

It’s never been easier to get creative right here in Downtown Trenton! We are proud to be the home of three Art Galleries, all offering a wide variety of services, classes, events and more for all ages. Immerse yourself in the creativity process and learn something new in 2024!


Art Explorers Academy

Michelle Doran recently opened Art Explorers Academy in Market Square with a passion for elevating creative education for both children and adults. Their mission is to empower students’ creativity, regardless of skill level, through traditional and experimental art techniques. 

Art Explorers Academy offers school and weekend classes & workshops for all ages with professional artists as the instructors. Each month offers new programming and endless possibilities for everyone to discover their inner artist. 

To learn more about Michelle and the programs offered at Art Explorers Academy, visit their website!


these 4 walls

Artist and entrepreneur Brandy Calvert-Ringelman opened these 4 walls in 2021 with a dream of bringing a more social, holistic and fresh approach to the art world. This beautifully designed space offers artisan foods & beverages, workshops, and classes, all to inspire your inner creative artist! Pop in for lunch or simply to browse the beautiful collection found on the gallery walls, featuring our many local talented artists. You can also catch live music & entertainment weekly at their location on 22 Front Street.

To learn more about hosting your next event at these 4 walls or join an art class, visit these 4 walls’ website for more information.


Shelley Vanderbyl Artist

Art is well known for its positive impact on mental health, which is what conceptual artist Shelley Vanderbyl hopes to bring to the community of Quinte West. Her work provides an immersive therapeutic experience within public galleries, clinics and homes. The driving force behind her work is to help the viewer process difficult circumstances more easily, and her artwork has been featured in over 18 publications world-wide!

For Shelley, art is about healing, and she works in conjunction with each individual to craft pieces that help support their journey toward healing. 

To learn more about Shelley’s art and how you can work together on an immersive piece, visit Shelley’s website!