Artisans in Action – Now Booking Vendors

Please email a biography or description of your business and photographs of your work/products, or of you creating, to be used in our promotional material (posters, social media, arts map etc)

A collaboration between Avon River Arts and Avon River Heritage, this summer Artisans in Action returns with a series of open-air pop-up markets designed to showcase Nova Scotian artists and artisans who focus on historical trades, crafts, and art forms done in both traditional and contemporary manners.

Taking place in and around the rustic Avon Spirit Shipyard in Avondale/Newport Landing, nestled along the shore of the mighty Avon River, these markets are an opportunity for artists and artisans to engage an audience by presenting a window into their creative process, while also offering their products for sale.

Artisans in Action takes place the first Sunday of the month, July – October, noon until 4pm. The cost to participate is $25 per artisan, per market (discounted rates for those participating in 3 or more dates). Artists and artisans are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Tables, chairs, access to electricity and refreshments are provided.

Artists interested in participating can contact us by email at or telephone (902) 757-1718.

Avon River Heritage Society

Get off the beaten path… explore the Avon River!