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Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts

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July 6 - July 17

Already a highly anticipated event locally, the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts has put the area on art-lover’s maps and is a “must do” for many visitors. Between July 6th and 17th, you will find something to delight you in this exceptional place that inspires so many artists.

Two events will highlight the Festival in 2022: The first is a three-day plein air painting event with over 40 local and international artists participating. Paint Peggy’s Cove will be held between July 8th and 10th in the village of Peggy’s Cove. Artworks produced will be offered for sale in the Yurt located in the center of the village. A Children’s Art Tent will offer free creative activities next to the Yurt.

On the second weekend of the Festival, between July 15th and 17th, is the Studio Tour, including over 70 studio artists, galleries and art groups welcoming visitors through their doors.  This is a unique opportunity to meet and interact with painters, potters, sculptors, wood and glass workers, and jewelry artists at work in their studios.

Between festivals, you can always find fine art and crafts in our beautiful catchment area.  Many studios and galleries are open year-round.  To view a list of artists and galleries, visit


Paint Peggy’s Cove is a fun three-day event highlights the beauty of the shorelines, towns, fishing villages, and heritage of Peggy’s Cove. Artists from several provinces will be bringing brushes, oils, watercolours, pastels, pencils and setting up on the rocks, wharfs and park areas to create new works inspired by this unique Nova Scotian community.

Artists will be on site all three days: Friday July 8th and Saturday 9th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and Sunday10th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 


The Studio Tour celebrates art and artists in the St. Margaret’s Bay area. During the three-day event, studios, group showings, and galleries are open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on July 15-17 to welcome visitors and showcase the works of diverse talented artists.

Throughout the weekend, visitors are invited to enter their names in a draw for an art gift certificate worth $500. Entries are available in all tour locations.

Studio Tour Guide Books are available at all visitor information centers and kiosks, or for download on our website.


DateJuly 6 - July 17
TimeAll day
TagsOutdoor Event / art / free event / Festival
Event CategoryArts & Culture / Festivals
VenuePeggy’s Cove Coastal Region



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