Information for Artists PPC


May 1 – Registration open to artists.

May 14 – Registration closes for artists.

June 15 – Deadline for biography and list of studio art

July 10 – Plein air painting at Peggy’s Cove

July 11 – Plein air painting at Peggy’s Cove

July 12 – Plein air painting at Peggy’s Cove

July 15 to August 4 – Cheques and receipts issued to artists



Painting Dates and Time:

Saturday, July 10:           10 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 11:              10 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, July 12:             10 am to 4:00 pm

Registration Deadline: June 7th, 2021. Artists will be selected on a first come first served basis. A waiting list will be created to accommodate cancellations. Registrations will be acknowledged by email, mail or telephone.

Fee: $25.00 (flat rate)

Includes 1 to 3 days of plein air painting and the option to sell previously finished works (see below), morning snacks and water (artists are responsible for their own lunches).

Number of Participants: up to 40 artists maximum with a limited number of 32 spaces to display studio art in the Yurt.

Minimum Age for Participation: 16 years.

Insurance: The Paint Peggy’s Cove Committee will handle all artwork as carefully as possible but is not responsible for any damaged or stolen paintings. A Mongolian Yurt (round tent) will be set up in Peggy’s Cove to display all the framed art and freshly painted art. The doors to the Yurt will be locked each night. Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Event Location: The PCAFA Yurt will be located in the vicinity of the Tourist Information Centre in Peggy’s Cove Village.

COVID Restrictions:  All Province of Nova Scotia restrictions must be followed during the event.


On Site Artist Registration: You must register on-site at the Paint Peggy’s Cove Yurt, located near the Information Centre, between 8:30 and 10:00 AM on your first day of painting. Bring your studio art to the Yurt and come to the desk where you will receive a package with your your name tag and pre-printed labels. You will need to confirm that all the information we have is correct.

Studio Art: Please ensure that the art works you are bringing to hang in the Yurt are ready to hang (with properly attached wire on the back). Please note that ‘saw tooth’ hangers will not work as we use 1 inch s-hooks and chains to hang the works. No piece can be wider than 22” (frame included – if framed). Larger art works will not be accepted. Pieces smaller than 8 x 10 do not hang well on our system; very small pieces end up facing the floor and there is no table or easel display space. Each artist is allocated a space 24” wide x 48” high on the outer wall for their studio art. After you check in, a volunteer will help you confirm that the labels match the artworks you have and that they will fit into the allocated space. You will need to remove any packing material you have brought. We wrap sold pieces independently.

Please note that there is no room to store surplus artwork at the Yurt. Volunteers will advise you if your art sells and you can bring a replacement to the Yurt if you choose. Attaching a bio or business card to the back of your studio art pieces is recommended. Similarly there is no room in the Yurt to store equipment or personal items.

Daily Check-In:  All artists are required to check-in every morning at the Yurt in Peggy’s Cove. You can start painting as early as you like and there will be a volunteer in the Yurt by 8:30 every morning. Sometimes people come looking for artists and we need to know that you are here. If you leave early it is helpful for us to know as well.

Parking: All vehicles should be parked at the Visitor Information Centre – at the back of the lot please.

Weather: Please come prepared for all types of weather conditions (hot cold, windy, damp). Paint Peggy’s Cove will be held rain or shine. In the event of a hurricane or named tropical storm, we will need to cancel and will contact you as soon as a decision to do so is made.

Washrooms: In Peggy’s Cove, washrooms are located at the Visitor Information Centre, at the Sou’Wester Restaurant near the lighthouse and near the Yurt.

Painting On-Site: All painting and drawing must be done on site. This is an opportunity for the public to see artists at work and to have a chance to buy work they have seen them create. Artists are encouraged to produce at least 1 piece per day. We ask you to bring your cell phone if you have one. When you complete a painting, you can call the Yurt and a volunteer will be sent to you to pick it up. Or you can flag down a nearby volunteer. You will need to complete a label for each painting with the following information: Artist name, Title, Medium, Price. All sales must be handled by PCAFA Paint Peggy’s Cove designated volunteers in the Yurt. We ask that artists not use the washroom sinks for cleaning brushes.

Painting Locations: We will provide you a simple map to help orient you to the village. There are some areas of private property that should not be travelled on, and we ask that you respect all signage posted in the village. IMPORTANT: Do not approach the edge of the water (i.e. the dark areas of rock). Waves, swell and surge are unpredictable even if the sea appears calm, and these areas are slippery and very dangerous. Falls and accidents are not uncommon.

Sales Policy: All art sold during the entire event will be subject to the following: The artist receives 70% of the selling price; 30% will go to the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts to cover costs of running the event. A cheque for your sales will be mailed to you within 3 weeks of the event.

What to Bring: You should bring anything you need to paint – easel, chair, small table, sun hat, umbrella etc. You should bring weather protection in case of inclement weather as there is very limited shelter space. We will have some supplies of drinking water and granola bars for artists. There are a few places to buy food in the Village but there is not a large selection so bringing your lunch is suggested.

Artist Check-Out: The Yurt will be open to the public 10 – 5 (Saturday and Sunday) and 10 -4 on Monday. You must check out at the end of the last day you are painting. Unsold art will be picked up at that time. You must check at the sales desk so that the inventory list can be reviewed and sales confirmed.

General:  For a list of accommodations and other interesting things to do in the area go to:

We hope you have a good time. We look forward to meeting you and seeing your interpretations of Peggy’s Cove.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patricia Muzyk at

Registration for Paint Peggy’s Cove