Primarily a “coastal festival’ - this is an early summer celebration of the wealth
of artistic talent in an area just south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The focal point
is our beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay with its iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. All
around us are other bays, harbours and coves - Prospect Bay, Shad Bay, Head Harbour,
Hubbards Cove and Mahone Bay to name just a few.
Between festivals, you can always find fine art and craft in this area. Find a list
of the galleries or check our Studio Tour page. Access our current on-line Studio
Tour Map, most of which is good year-round, by clicking on the map photo on the right
hand side of this page. Call ahead to confirm opening hours before starting out.
Music events are often held at local venues such as Paul’s Hall in Glen Haven, The
Shore Club, The Trellis Restaurant and local churches.
Our resident artists live along Highway #333 (Prospect Rd./Peggy’s Cove Rd.) parts
of Highway #3 (Hubley to East River) Highway #329 (Aspotogan Peninsula) and the
Hammond’s Plains Rd. south of Pockwock Rd. Keep in mind the many side roads leading
from these arteries to other picturesque villages.
Every year we offer two weekends of signature events - Paint Peggy’s Cove and a Studio
Tour, along with a feature concert.
A coastal festival…
On Friday August 1st, we drew the winning passport for the Studio Tour prize. The
lucky winner is NANCY HALL who was visiting from Washington State. Nancy is tickled
pink and will be choosing art from some of our participating Studio Tour artists.
Congratulations, Nancy! In the photos, L to R - Paulette Melanson, Studio Tour Committee;
Pat Lindley, President, PCAFA; Karen Corney, Manager, RBC Upper Tantallon. RBC is
a major Festival supporter! Thanks, Karen, for allowing us to do the draw and photoshoot