Festival Events

2018 Festival – two art filled weekends!

The 2018 Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts will open on the evening of Wednesday, July 4. 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 2018. The first is a Studio Tour, held between July 6 and 8, 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. On the second weekend of the Festival,  a three day plein air painting event with 35 artists participating,  will be held between July 14th and 16th 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.

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.

Visit our Festival Information Centre in Tantallon, at the corner of Highways 3 and 333.  Open June 29 to July 5, between 10 am and 5 pm.