A Is For Art, a holistic platform for Nova Scotian artisans. From workshops and shows, to galleries and art news, A Is For Art is committed to providing a one stop shop for what’s what in the local art community. Our aim is to encourage the continued growth and development of local arts and culture.
There are so many associations and opportunities for art and design that you can get caught up in just searching for what is available to you. We strive to bridge that gap and provide a base where you can promote your own event, look at what others are doing, and see what might be available to you as a local artist.
Part of our commitment will be to promote local artists, each month there will be a new featured artist. This showcase is to provide exposure and support for artists and celebrate the beauty of our art community. If you would like to be a part of that please contact us and let us know.
To register an event please visit the event submission page. Please note that these events should be art related and in Nova Scotia – they can be anything from a lecture and workshop to an exhibit or demonstration and will be listed according to the date they are being held.
Your art community is only as strong as what you put into it – so please help us grow:) If you have an association, or gallery or event that you believe should be listed here please contact us and let us know.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of Maritime Art Info! I was so sad when I read that the Maritime Art List would be closing down; it’s such a valuable resource for our area (I’m an artist living and working in the valley). The more I thought about it the more I thought I could find a way to build a replacement (the service used by Maritime Art List is shutting down so I had to figure out a new option). It took longer than I expected, and was more of a headache than I expected, but it’s working :-) It’s not exactly the same as the Art List, but it’s as close as I could get it to be. There is a small fee to receive the daily emails – every provider I could find charged money so I need the fee to cover costs. It’s very reasonable, and you can choose the amount you’d like to pay. It’s free to list on the website so please sign up and post your news and events! There is also an instruction guide if you’re not very techy :o) If there is another aspect to the service that you think would be a good addition please let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love for this to provide the same service as the Art List has, but for that I need the community to come with me. Will you come? :o)
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 email@example.com or telephone (902) 757-1718.
Avon River Heritage Society
Get off the beaten path… explore the Avon River!
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
The Craig Gallery ART CARTS at Alderney Landing are giving away 30 art kits with online guided demos on Saturday, June 5th to kick off the ART CART Summer programming!
We are FINALLY starting up our in person programming on Saturday, June 12th, 10am – 1pm, come see what we have! We’re so excited!
Click the link here to register your kits for pick up: https://www.alderneylanding.com/artcart/
Check out our website for info on upcoming exhibits: www.alderneylanding.com/gallery
Lee Cripps (She/They)
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Curator
My Office Hours Are Tuesday -Friday 9am – 5pm
A collaboration between Avon River Arts and Avon River Heritage, Artisans in Action returns with a series of 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 the rustic Avon Spirit Shipyard in Avondale/Newport Landing, nestled along the shore of the mighty Avon River, these open air 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, June – October, noon until 4pm.The cost to participate is $25 per artisan, per market (discounted rates for those participating in multiple dates). Artists and artisans are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Tables, chairs, access to electricity and refreshments are provided.
Avon River Arts
Alla Prima Figure Painting
An ONLINE watercolour demonstration with William Rogers, CSPWC
June 16, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Eastern Time
CSPWC Members $20, Non-members $25
Register at https://cspwc.ca/alla-prima-figure-painting/
William Rogers, CSPWC, is known for his exquisite figure paintings, most often done from life.
In this two-hour demonstration Bill will paint a figure in watercolour, alla prima, from start to finish. He will use a photographic reference and will display the reference photo a few times during the demo for comparison. This will allow the audience to see how the artist captures the model and how he creates a painting that has aesthetic value as a work of art.
Bill will explain his process and considerations as he paints. There will be opportunities for questions during a break in the middle of the demo, and at the end. Questions can be typed in the chat box throughout the demo and will be shared with Bill during the question breaks.
Participants will receive a zoom link by email on June 14, 2021. A recording of the workshop will be made available to participants for a limited time after the event.
For questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to breathe new life in your clothes with repairs that strengthen and embellish your well-loved items using traditional boro and sashiko stitching techniques.
Discover the best ways to transfer patterns onto fabric, needle and thread choices, and how to get straight and even stitches.
Also demonstrated will be how to apply a patch with sashiko stitches
The presentation will go for an hour, followed by half an hour for questions.
A replay of the webinar will be available to watch until 31 May.
When: 3pm ADT Saturday 22 May (2pm eastern, 1pm central and 11am pacific)
How: sign up here >>
Questions: email me email@example.com
Artist | Curator | Educator
Truro Art Society– President
2021 Ground Rules Exhibition, Sydney, NS
2021, Plants on Film, Halifax International Film Festival, NS
Online Sashiko Courses