About Us

We are a new intimate art gallery, with big vision! 
Nestled in Lakefield, ON, right off the Otonabee River (part of the Trent-Severn Waterway), in the Kawartha Lakes Region, Ecco is situated right in the heart of downtown, at 46 Queen Street!

Lakefield is a sweet cottage country town, where most everyone you meet offers a kind gesture or a joyful exchange in passing. Known for its stunning natural beauty, Lakefield is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. From its picturesque lakes and rivers to its lush forests and scenic trails, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this charming town.

Lakefield was founded in 1820 by Thomas A. Stewart, a Scottish immigrant who established a sawmill on the Otonabee River. The community was officially incorporated as a village in 1876 and became a town in 1968. Today, Lakefield is a thriving community with a rich history and a strong commitment to preserving its natural beauty.

Kay Gregg, Artist and Curator Team

At Ecco, we are not only passionate about showcasing local talent but also about creating a community of artists who support and uplift one another. We are excited to introduce you to Kay Gregg, a talented artist who has come alongside me to help advance and curate our inaugural exhibit.

Gregg is a skilled artist and advocate for promoting and bringing together local artists. Her passion for art and her dedication to bringing together the artistic community align with the values we hold dear at Ecco. Through her artistic eye, she has played a great role in curating a collection that reflects the diversity and creativity of our local art scene.

With her knowledge of different art forms and styles, Gregg has selected pieces for our exhibit that capture the essence of our community. From bold and expressive paintings to intricate sculptures, each piece has been thoughtfully chosen to provide a rich and captivating experience for our visitors.

Beyond her artistic talent, Gregg is a natural connector. She has worked to build relationships within the local art community, fostering collaboration.

As an artist herself, Gregg understands the challenges and triumphs that come with pursuing a career in the arts. Her empathy for fellow artists creates a welcoming environment at Ecco. She is always eager to offer guidance, encouragement, and constructive feedback, fostering a sense of camaraderie among the artists involved in our exhibit.


Pina Romano
Founder, Owner

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Pina Romano, Owner, Founder, Manager

Ecco was founded by Pina Romano, who holds a great passion for art and a vision to create a space that celebrates local talent. Ecco is a new, intimate art gallery that aims to showcase the beauty and power of art. 

"The birth of Ecco signifies the culmination of a long and inspiring journey. As a lover of art, I have always been captivated by the ability of artists to convey their emotions and perspectives through various mediums. Over the years, my fascination grew into a deep appreciation for the transformative power of art and its ability to connect people from different walks of life.

It is this belief in the unifying nature of art that led me to establish Ecco. I wanted to create a space that not only provides a platform for local artists to come together and collectively showcase their unique talent but also as a bridge between artists and art enthusiasts. Ecco is more than just a gallery; it is also a studio where creativity can thrive, a place for good conversations to be had, and the opportunity for collaboration and learning about different arts is available.

In addition to the local artists' contributions, I am thrilled to share a selection of my own artwork. These pieces reflect my personal journey as an artist, exploring various mediums, experimenting with different styles, depicting emotional scenes of nature, and pushing the boundaries of my own creativity. It is an honour to showcase my work alongside the talented artists who are inspiring and dedicated in their own artistic journeys. 

Whether you are an art enthusiast, collector, or simply someone looking for inspiration, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Thank you for visiting Ecco, and we look forward to welcoming you to our exhibitions."

Pina Romano

Founder, Owner
Ecco Art Gallery

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