Festival Events

2017 Festival – two art filled weekends!

The 2017 Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts will open on the evening of Thursday July 6. The Opening Night, hosted at Shining Waters Marina, will feature live musical entertainment, refreshments, a silent auction of art and craft works, and a “Community Canvas” created by attendees.

Two events will highlight the Festival in 2017. The first is a three day plein air painting event with 35 artists participating, held between July 8 and 10 in the village of Peggy’s Cove. Artworks produced will be offered for sale in the Yurt located in the centre of the village.  A Children’s Art Tent will offer free creative activities next to the Yurt. Entertainment will also include demonstrations by local artisans in jewelry, pottery, woodworking and sculpture. On the second weekend of the Festival between July 14th and 16th, a Studio Tour including over 60 studio artists, galleries and art groups will welcome visitors through their doors. This is a unique opportunity to meet and interact with painters, potters, sculptors, wood and glass workers and jewelry artists at work in their studios.

Between festivals, you can always find fine art and crafts in our beautiful catchment area.  Many studios and galleries are open year round.  To view a list of artists and galleries, visit our Studio Tour page.