A unique Halifax venue for the arts community
The Urban Barn is a unique, inviting and cozy space with a sense of history and local character. Artist and musician Catherine McKinnon found this 150-year-old hand-hewn, post & beam barn in East Tracadie, Nova Scotia. She and her family purchased, dismantled and reconstructed it next to their home in Purcell's Cove, a 15-minute drive from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.
This open concept barn feels large, and yet intimate at the same time. With a south-facing wall of windows overlooking Halifax Harbour, one has a bird's eye view of all the shipping traffic coming in and out of our seabound city from the "Crow's Nest" aloft.
A "Minstrel's Gallery" walk-way connects the "Crow's Nest" to a spacious second-level art studio loft, providing additional flexible space to accommodate guests.
This wood-filled space provides outstanding acoustics for musical performances. The Urban Barn is also an excellent venue for community-based meetings, conferences and retreats. You will love the large, homey, farmhouse-style kitchen which is directly attached to the Barn.
Video Tour of The Urban Barn