The Gallery Upstairs & 45 Years of Business

Hedi Nowak, owner of Milton’s The Gallery Upstairs

The Gallery Upstairs has announced the celebration of 45 years in business. This isa significant milestone for owner Hedi Nowak. Since opening in July 1976 she has proudly built long-standing relationships with artists and clients in the Milton community and surrounding areas. A destination gallery for art and gifts, welcoming people time and time again for events and fun.

Opening night at The Harrop House, July 15, 1976

The Harrop Restaurant opened July 15, 1976 and was originally located at the Harrop Home, a century home in old Milton that Hedi purchased from the family. The art gallery was added in 1979. Throughout the last 45 years Hedi has created a successful business using her love and passion for art and people to keep her and The Gallery Upstairs a staple in the Milton community.
She is always happy to support local and international charity and non-profit organizations, and can be found at almost every major event in town.

The old Harrop House lit up at night with Christmas lights

In 2013, The Gallery Upstairs moved to 3 Mill Street in Milton, creating a plethora of new opportunities, including a beautiful, year-round garden space that houses various art pieces and handmade sculptures. On display inside are original works of art from local and international artists such as Robert Bateman, Tina Newlove, Fiona Hoop and Pat McGoey.

The Gallery Upstairs has become a local favourite for art lovers and continuously provides artists with a place to grow their reputation, showcase their art; as well as host art exhibitions and events to meet the artists. Offering unique treasures, special gifts, and an array of breath-taking artwork, there is something for everyone’s collection. With the belief that art comes in all forms, Hedi carries local artisan food and drinks, candles, spiritual jewellery, and many other local items to help support fellow business owners in the Halton Region and surrounding areas.

The Gallery Upstairs welcomes you into their showroom virtually or in-person to help you find what speaks to you. To learn more about The Gallery Upstairs and to view the collections, visit their website at

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