Making a welcome return to the summer line-up of wonderful activities in the Bay, The Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts (PCAFA) is back with three events in July. Two events, Paint Peggy’s Cove and the Studio Tour, are cherished cornerstones of the Festival, which started in 2010. The third event is new, a Members’ Exhibit at the Community Enterprise Centre.
With 100 member artists, PCAFA has reached a milestone of its most members ever, representing all ages, media, styles and area locations.
Here is more information on the three Festival events this year:
Paint Peggy’s Cove, July 10–12 (10 am–5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–4 pm Monday)
A plein air event with over 40 artists creating new works at Peggy’s Cove. Works are on view and for sale the same day they are created. Visit 124 Peggy’s Cove Road in the village. A children’s art area offers free creative activities.
The Studio Tour, July 16 –18 (10 am–5 pm)
A showcase of the diverse works of over 70 local artists at more than 40 studios, community locations, and galleries. Chart your own free, self-guided tour and meet the artists. The tour is laid out online here: https://halifaxartmap.com/art-map/pcafa.
Stop One this year is the Community Enterprise Centre at 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road.
Members’ Art Exhibit, July 8–29 (hours vary, see below)
This show, at the St. Margaret’s Bay Community Enterprise Centre, 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, offers works by 50 participating artists. Weekdays, 9 am–4 pm from July 8 to 29, 10 am–5 pm on July 10, 11, 17 and 18.
Throughout the Studio Tour weekend, visitors may enter their names in a draw for an art gift certificate worth $500.
For more information, visit www.peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com.
Image: Gretchen Amirault, “Rockway Beach,” oil on canvas.