Behind the brand and how it all started


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, theywill 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 andthrough 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


Mathieu Hébert

Owner & Artist

Shannon Beers

Graphic Designer

We also have an amazing team of people supporting us in the background. They help us be who are today and we couldn't be more proud of them!

Our Mission

“ To make locally made products more accessible than ever “


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


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.


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!

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.

MAY 2021

Curt’s General Marketplace

Not even a month after closing the physical part of the store, Mathieu (the owner) received a call from a “stranger” named Curtis. He had just opened his own store called Curt’s General Marketplace and had a few vendors talking good thing about The Acorn Studio. Soon to find out, Mathieu’s plan to organize an outdoor market at Victoria Park fell apart a day before Curt’s call. After a very interesting and productive meeting, both of them decided to join forces and create their new ventures together! They have organized an outdoor market as well as an entrepreneur/crafters market store. More to come from this collaboration!