The Water Street Gallery holds annual summer and winter gallery exhibitions in the heart of downtown St. John's. A retail gallery, the juried shows feature artwork from both emerging and established artists, and provides visitors with the opportunity to view Newfoundland & Labrador history and culture through the eyes of our talented local artist.

Visit The Gallery


309 Water Street
2nd Floor, Heritage Shop
St. John's, NL
(709) 739-7994

Current Gallery Hours

Mon: Closed for the day
Tues: Closed for the day
Wed: 11:00pm-5:00pm
Thu: 11:00am-5:00pm
Fri: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm

Now Featuring

A World of It's Own
July 11 - Aug. 26

Local artist's explorations of what makes our province so unique. A display of various art mediums that relate to Newfoundland and Labrador history, landscapes, nature, activities, events and memories.

Dave Hoddinott - Past Artist-In-Residence

The Water Street Gallery was proud to continue our Artist-in-Residence Program in 2018. Dave created new works at The Water Street Gallery Wednesday through Sunday afternoons until June 17th.

dave 1.jpg

Artist Biography

Dave Hoddinott was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador. He left his 20 year career in the architectural drafting and illustration field to pursue his dream of becoming a full time artist. Working mainly in acrylics, Dave is best known for his dramatic, light-filled landscape paintings.

Dave has been exhibiting his artwork in many galleries and juried group shows with solo exhibitions extending back to 1982. This award winning artist has his paintings and reproductions in numerous corporate and private collections throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. 

Today, Dave lives and paints in St. John's, NL

Past Gallery Exhibitions

'Do You See What I See'
Christmas 2017
This cooperative artist exhibition featured new work by Patsy Gosse (Photography), April Learie (Mixed Media), Wendy Shirran (Pottery) and Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez (Painting). Each artist helped staff the gallery, giving visitors the opportunity to speak with the artists and watch a demonstration of their work.

Artist-in-Residence: Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez
September 13th to October 22nd, 2017
Amber offered the public a glimpse into her artistic process as she created new works right before their eyes. During the show she focused on creating new mixed media paintings, while also offering for sale items from her Tickle Kids and home decor lines.

'Our Elements'
Summer 2017
Featured 29 local artists and explored the elements essential to Newfoundland and Labrador. Artists took this theme and interpreted it through memories, medium, emotions and events that reflect our province's unique history, culture and landscape.