Call for Expression of Interest – ArtGigs 2018


2018 Shelburne ArtGigs Show and Sale

The Shelburne Whirligig & Weathervane Festival announced the 2nd annual ArtGigs show and sale, taking place September 15 & 16, 2018.

The ArtGigs Committee is seeking interest from artists based in Nova Scotia to create “ArtGigs” to be shown and sold at the Festival.

The Festival theme this year is “Sea Monsters” and the whirligig template blank is that of an octopus. The Festival is in its 19th year and sees 500-1000 visitors each year.

The ArtGigs Committee is seeking expressions of interest from artists to submit ArtGigs to this recent addition to the Festival. Last year’s ArtGigs project was one of the highlights of the Festival. The Committee will provide full, blank “ArtGig” templates to each participating artist and finished pieces will be shipped/delivered to the ArtGigs Committee.

Participating artists will paint and/or decorate their ArtGig, then mail, ship or deliver the finished piece to the ArtGigs Committee. (shipping/mailing costs reimbursed). There will be a silent auction – with online component – for artists wanting to have their piece sold.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE ARTISTS

Expressions of interest for ArtGigs 2018 should be emailed to: Please include: name, address, telephone, email. Someone from the ArtGigs Committee will contact all interested artists directly.


The project is limited to 25 artists. For more information about the 2018 ArtGigs Show and Sale, visit