Information for Artists


November 1– Registration open to eligible artists and galleries

February 2 – Registration closes for artists and galleries.

May 15 – Studio Tour Guidebooks available for early distribution at location to be determined.

June 13 – Location Signs, Guidebooks and Passports available for pick up at Shining Waters, between 6:30pm – 9pm.  This is the same time/location as the Members’ Event “Takeaway Reveal”.

June 22 to June 29 – Signs and Guidebooks available for pick up at Twelve Acre Hill Gallery (11609 Peggy’s Cove Rd.).  Open Thursday to Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday to Monday 12pm – 5pm.  Call 902-219-1188 for availability outside of open hours.

July 17 to July 19 – Studio Tour, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

July 22 – Signs and passports returned to shed behind St. Luke’s Church anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.


After May 15th, Studio Tour Guide Books are available to any Member who wishes a copy.  Multiple copies will be provided to participating artists when they pick up their Location Signs.  Additional guidebooks are available upon request throughout the remainder of the year, by contacting Debbie (902 820 5199).


Each studio/gallery location will receive a numbered sign corresponding to their location on the map, in addition to signs that will direct visitors in the case of sites located off major routes. Signs will be available for pick up at Shining Waters, during the Members’ Event “Takeaway Reveal” on June 13th.  Signs will also be available for pick up from Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, between June 22 and 29th.

A $10 deposit per sign will be collected. Deposits will be refunded in full when signs are returned.

Signs are permitted to be on display ONLY during the Studio Tour, July 17, 18, and 19th.  Artists and galleries open on other days during the Festival are welcome to post their own personal signs advertising welcome to visitors, but are asked NOT to use the Studio Tour signs for this purpose.

Artists are asked to return signs and passports to the shed behind St. Luke’s Church, on July 22 between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.  Anyone unable to return signs at these times must contact Mary Doane (902-329-0970) to make other arrangements.


Please note that passports will be included inside the Guidebooks this year.  Print copies will be provided when Location Signs and Guide Books are collected by participation artists.   Passports may also be printed using this link:  

Completed passports will be entered into a prize draw for a $500 gift certificate towards the purchase of art works from any of the participating Studio Tour artists or galleries. Artists whose work is chosen by the winner will be paid in full from the Studio Tour budget.

Visitors will be permitted one passport signature per map location (regardless of the number of registered artists showing at the location).

Visitors making an art purchase of $50 (before taxes) or more will also be eligible for the draw. The passport must be signed by a representative where the purchase was made and completed with contact information.

Passports not only encourage people to visit numerous studios and galleries, but once completed, provide valuable information about visitor demographics, studio visits, and purchases made. Please ensure that information is complete and legible.


Registration: Philip (

Group Showings, Signs, Guidebooks, Passports: Debbie (