folk art festival nova scotia


Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival
"The best four hours of fun..."
Enjoy it all in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Sunday afternoons July 31, 2016, August 6, 2017 & August 5, 2018

We invite you to enjoy the colourful and imaginative work of the Festival's folk artists; browse photo albums showing our featured artists; watch videos of artists talking about their work.

Over 60 folk artists will be at the Festival. The result? From noon to four, the Arena is transformed. The reason? It must be the dancing chickens, bearded fishermen, alluring mermaids, colorful fish, and smiling people.

This year marks the passing of three long time participants in the festival: Henry Boudreau, Ted Evans and Joe Winters.

2016 Returning Artists of the Festival (as of April 20, 2016):

ARK, THE
ALLEN, Nikki & VEINOT, Steve
BALCOLM, Audrey
BALCOM, Joe
BENOIT, John
BENT, Joan
BENT, Robert
BERNARD, Edward
BLAIS, Peter
BOUDREAU, Henry
BRITTAIN, Rick
CLEMENTS, Gordon & Judy
COLPITTS, Barry
CONRAD, Edward
COOPER, Will
CROWE, Richard
DAGLEY, Justin
DEVEAU, Allan
DORKEN, Doug
ENGLISH, Pat & BROWN, Mike
EVERETT, Holly
FANCY, Joanne
FANCY, Larry
GATES, Joanne
KENNEY, Laura
KNOCK, Felicia
MCGEE, Jo
MURRAY, Yvonne
NAUGLER, Bradford
NAUGLER, Craig
NAUGLER, Leo
NAUGLER, Ransford
O'NEIL, Kevin
RAFUSE, Peter
ROEFS, Katrina
ROGERS, Janice
ROSE, Gordon
SAULNIER, Wilfred & Ethel
STONEHOUSE, Betty THOMAS, Laurie & April
TRACEY, James
WAGNER, Hika
WARD, James
WHITE, Leander
WICKENS, Lisa
WILE, Bruce
WINTERS, Joseph
WOODWORTH, Calvin YOUNG, Faron & Joyce
ZWICKER, Carla

2016's new artists!
DANIELIS, Robert
FALKENHAM, Candace
ODERKIRK, Alex
SMITH,Julie


Click application information for new artists!

View videos of folk artists talking about their work:



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featured artists:

"Waiting for the Weather" by Joe Winters

2016:
Joe Winters

"Larry the Lobsterman" by Joanne & Larry Fancy

2015:
Joanne & Larry
Fancy

Peter Rafuse's "Chicken Family"

2014:
Peter Rafuse

Kyle Jackson's "A Daisy a Day" for 25 Years

2013:
Kyle Jackson

"The Festival is like a carnival of color, sounds and cotton-candy." - France . . . 1st visit

Jackie Ross folkart rug hooking by Deanne Fitzpatrick wood carving by Joe McKinnon folk art by Norman Veinotte paintings by Joyce McComiskey

From left, folk art pictured above created by Jackie Ross, Deanne Fitzpatrick, Joe McKinnon, Norman Veinotte and Joyce McComiskey.

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