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ABOUT US

Behind the brand and how it all started

DECEMBER 2019

How it all started

" A marvelous artist named Ji once told me and I quote "OMG, you should open a gallery, like for real... I'm serious!". So that same day, I looked it up and things seemed quite arduous and costly. I didn't give up and continued the research. Not 4 days later, I had found the location, the name, the website, etc. It just goes to say that when things are meant to be, they will fall into place. "


" Funny story about the naming process of the studio. A few friends of mine would describe me as having a squirrel obsession. I describe it as just having a lot of enthusiasm over those small animals. I wanted something that would embody who I truly am while remaining simple. So I tried The Squirrel Studio, but it just didn't sound appealing. Then I thought about The Nut Studio, but this one sounds a little bit inappropriate. It's at that moment when my friend was laughing about that name that it hit me, The Acorn Studio. "


“ Even though we don’t have the physical part of the gallery anymore, we still continue to haveit online and through our various events. Our goal at the end of the day is to promote whatever that’s local. The people in the Atlantic Provinces are so creative. We need to showcase them even more! There is a lack of awareness and it’s our mission to bring it all to light. That’s why we believe in building strong art communities throughout our beautiful regions. "


- Mathieu Hébert, Owner

TIMELINE

Here's a timeline of our journey (p.s. it's just the beginning!)

AUGUST 2020

Switching to a gift shop

Our main goal was to promote what the Maritime has to offer. We thought we just couldn't just stop at artists, so we started bringing smaller giftable products like soaps from Nova Scotia or Maple syrups from New Brunswick. These combined with the art truly made the store a gem in the Greate Moncton area. We simply love being able to support our local economy!

DECEMBER 2019

Opening of the art Gallery

On December 7th, we officially opened our very first art gallery in Moncton, NB. We carried at that time over 30 artists & artisans art from New Brunswick, PEI or Nova Scotia. Things happened so fast because the owner decided to open The Acorn Studio a little over a month before. That just shows how it was all meant to be!

APRIL 2020

The unexpected

Like many, COVID made us change our plans. That’s when we launched our online store. It was the beginning of a new era for art galleries. We started showing the world that we were resilient and had lots to offer, even during tough times.

APRIL 2021

The online store

Even though the shop was doing well, we had many ideas and plans in mind that we had to make the tough decisions to close down the physical part of the store (for the time being). Since the online part was doing well, we decided to keep it and focus on bringing different projects to light.


Our Mission


“ Make local artworks & products more accessible than ever “