Primarily a “coastal festival’ - this is an early summer celebration of the wealth
of artistic talent in an area just south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The focal point
is our beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay with its iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. All
around us are other bays, harbours and coves - Prospect Bay, Shad Bay, Head Harbour,
Hubbards Cove and Mahone Bay to name just a few.
Our resident artists live along Highway #333 (Prospect Rd./Peggy’s Cove Rd.) parts
of Highway #3 (Hubley to East River) Highway #329 (Aspotogan Peninsula) and the
Hammond’s Plains Rd. south of Pockwock Rd. Keep in mind the many side roads leading
from these arteries to other picturesque villages.
Between festivals, you can always find fine art and craft in this area. Find a list
of the galleries or check our Studio Tour page. Access our current on-line Studio
Tour Map, most of which is good year-round, by clicking on the map photo on the right
hand side of this page. Call ahead to confirm opening hours before starting out.
Music events are often held at local venues such as Paul’s Hall in Glen Haven, The
Shore Club and The Trellis Restaurant in Hubbards and local churches.
Each year, we have a special project to promote our artists and the festival. For
2015 we have announced Art is all Around, an opportunity for painters to paint on
a vinyl LP, and for artists in other media to create art in the ‘round.’