Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival

Thank-you for joining us for another amazing showcase of Nova Scotia Folk Art on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Come back or join us on August 2, 2020!

Lunenburg War Memorial Arena

The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival is one of North America’s premier Folk Art shows. It was inspired by antique and Folk Art collector Chris Huntington in 1988 and was supported by Bernard Riordan, then Director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. It has grown from a dozen participants to over 50 juried artists who now showcase their work each year.

In 2002 the Lunenburg Heritage Society assumed responsibility for the planning and organization of the Festival.

The Festival features wood & metal sculpture, paintings, fiber art, whirligigs, painted furniture and art made from found items. Eastern Canada is home to many creative individuals and Nova Scotia folk artists in particular enjoy a well earned reputation among international collectors.

The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival provides the perfect opportunity to mingle with collectors, enjoy music & 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 art.

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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.

Contact Us

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

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