Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival

The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival is one of North America’s premier Folk Art shows. It was initially inspired by antique and Folk Art collector Chris Huntington in 1988 and was supported by Bernard Riordan, former Director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. It has grown from a dozen artists to over fifty who now showcase their work each year.

In 2002 the Lunenburg Heritage Society assumed responsibility for the planning and organization of the Festival in collaboration with the recently formed Nova Scotia Folk Art Society.

The Festival features wood and metal sculpture, memory paintings, dioramas, whirligigs, and two-dimensional art. Nova Scotia is home to many creative individuals and Eastern Canadian folk art is well documented and of great appeal to collectors from across the world.

The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival provides the perfect opportunity to mingle with collectors, eat good food, and acquire what strikes one’s fancy. Folk Art remains an affordable and engaging medium that allows both beginner and seasoned collectors to surround themselves with decorative and meaningful items.


Your charitable contribution will help ensure the Lunenburg Heritage Society can continue to preserve and promote Lunenburg's heritage.


If you share our goals and objectives join us as a member. As a member you can vote at annual and special meetings, volunteer for executive roles on the Board of Directors or chair standing committees.

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125 Pelham Street
Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Phone: 902-634-3498

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