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Copyright, PCAFA  2014

July 10 - 20, 2014
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 to Peggy’s Cove area
Our major funders & sponsors:
RBC Tantallon, Shining Waters, 
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline,
SMB Regional Tourism Dev. Association
Aspotogan Heritage Trust
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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.

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, The Trellis Restaurant and local churches.

Click here for our detailed Google Map for the 
whole Studio Tour, including eateries!

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.

Every year we offer two weekends of signature events - Paint Peggy’s Cove and a Studio Tour, along with a feature concert.

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A coastal festival…

The Annual General Meeting of the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Society will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 at the Tantallon Public Library, Hubley Centre, 3646 Hammonds Plains Rd., Upper Tantallon .

An election of the slate of Directors of the Board for 2014-2016 will take place at the meeting. Officer positions are designated by the Board at a later date. Nominations will be accepted up to the start of the meeting or from the floor during the meeting. To nominate someone for the PCAFA Board send an e-mail with the subject line “Nomination” to or speak with one of the current Board members.

We are pleased to welcome Jeffrey Cowling as guest speaker on the topic of

          “Tips for Displaying your Art”

Jeffrey Cowling is a designer/maker creating award-winning, high-design interior accessories & furniture. Jeffrey studied art and design, museum display, illustration and book making in London England and has worked as an illustrator, furniture designer/maker and design instructor at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a member of the NS Designer Crafts Council and associated with the NS Centre for Craft and Design. Jeffrey has extensive experience presenting workshops in many areas of the crafts industry, from exhibiting wholesale, retail and fine art displays, booth and retail shop design, product development, interacting with potential clients and buyers, trends and styles, pricing, shipping and cross border documentation.