Festival Events

2020 Festival – two art filled weekends!

The 2020 Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts will open on the evening of Wednesday, July 8.  The festival will open with a gala reception featuring live music, canapés, refreshments, door prizes and sale of member artwork.  This year’s artwork includes over 100 small pieces of fine art in various mediums.

Two events will highlight the Festival in 2020. The first is a three day plein air painting event with over 40 local and international artists participating.  Paint Peggy’s Cove will be held between July 11th and 13th 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. On the second weekend of the Festival, between July 17th and 19th, is the Studio Tour, including over 60 studio artists, galleries and art groups welcoming 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.