LAST CHANCE FOR PLEIN AIR!The deadline for applicants is March 31


Time is running out for artists wishing to participate in the Atlantic Edition of the Parrsboro (NS) International Plein Air Festival.

If you’re an outdoor painter from the Atlantic Provinces, picture yourself painting the beautiful sights along the world-famous Bay of Fundy in competition for mor than $4,000 in prizes and recognition.

The deadline for applicants for the June 17-20 event is March 31.

To apply by March 31 go to Contact 902-728-2007 or for more information.

artsUNITE: Final Week of Launch

Welcome to fourth and final week of artsUNITE’s National Launch! We’re rounding out our launch activations with two more fantastic free events. Details are below and I hope to see you there!

Tuesday March 30, 1:00 pm EST

GRAPHIC DESIGN DEMO: Images to Illustrations
With Launchpad Learning

Turn your photo images into fun, clean illustrations using graphic design. Transform your surroundings into digital settings. Create vibrant visuals and select pictures to draw with Adobe Illustrator, the result being a unique space style to your liking.


Wednesday March 31, 12:30-1:30 pm EST

The (Short) Story of You:
Crafting Your Artist Bio With Ease

Christine Hennebury will lead you through a painless, repeatable process that guides you past some common writing obstacles, helps you to identify the most applicable details from your life/work, and then enables you to develop a solid first draft of an engaging and effective bio statement for your next grant application or public event.

Access: Closed captions, ASL interpretation


See you there!


Upcoming Workshops and Programming at the Chester Art Centr

Chester Art Centre
60 Queen Street
P.O. Box 654
Chester, Nova Scotia
B0J 1J0

Sue LeBlanc

Executive Director

P: 902.275.5789


Aspotogan Arts and Crafts Exhibition March 28 & April 15 at The Chester Art Centre

Wow – 22 Artists, members of Aspotogan Arts and Crafts, will be sharing their favourite works with us between March 28 & April 15.

#groupexhibition #chesterartcentre #aspotoganartsandcraftsassociation #aspotogan #exhibition #mixedmedia


‘Docs on Music’ Film Series by Lunenburg Doc Fest


Docs on Music’ Film Series by Lunenburg Doc Fest

Tune into spring with Lunenburg Doc Fest and a program of ‘Docs on Music‘ — a lineup of films that are sure to get your feet tapping and put a song in your heart. Sing alongs are encouraged!

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Pipe Dreams

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

More films to come!

One film will launch at 7pm each Thursday and be viewable through Saturday. The Thursday screening will be accompanied by a livestream Q&A with the film’s director(s) or special guest whenever possible.

A limited number of individual tickets are available for each film screening at the suggested price of $5.

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Sept 23 – 29, 20218th annual

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12 King St | Box 1497, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 Canada

902.523.FILM (3456)


Lunenburg School of the Arts Artist-in-Residence Program: deadline Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Artist-in-Residence Program:
Applications for Fall 2021 will be accepted until
Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

It is the intent of the our Artist-in-Residence program to provide a space for emerging artists, including recent graduates, to enable them to develop and enhance their practice in their chosen medium. Applications will be reviewed and selections awarded by a committee comprised of directors of our School. The program will host two artists each year, one in each of our two terms:

Fall Term: September 13, 2021 to December 17, 2021.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
All fall term applicants will receive notice on their application status by April 30, 2021.

Winter Term: February 14, 2022 to May 20, 2022
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021
All winter term applicants will receive notice on their application status by September 30, 2020.

The Artist-in-Residence will have 24-hour access to an independent studio space at the Lunenburg School of the Arts located in the heart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage site and hub for arts, culture, and music.

The Artist-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $500.00 (CDN) per month and is responsible for her/his own material costs and sourcing. This program is a studio only residency; the Artist-in-Residence is responsible for her/his own living and travel arrangements and expenses.

A public exhibition of the work completed here by the Artist-in-Residence will be held at the end of the term at the School, together with a reception hosted by the School. At this event the Artist-in-Residence is expected to give an ‘Artist Talk’ in relation to the work she/he has completed during the term. The School also asks that the Artist-in-Residence provide our School with one piece of art created during the residency period, which artwork will become a part of our School’s archives and may be used for fundraising.

To apply, please submit the following in a single email to, subject line: “Artist-in-Residence Application”.

  • A current résumé/curriculum vitae

  • Artist Biography

  • Project Brief and Timeline (300 words maximum)

    • Describe materials and process that may be used for this project.

  • Five to ten Digital Images of your work (image format: JPEG)

  • Include respective titles, dates, dimensions, and material/medium

Application Deadlines: Fall Term: March 31, 2021,Winter Term: August 31, 2021.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic our School adheres to the safe health guidelines and directives of the Nova Scotia Public Health Authority.

Wanderlust watercolour exhibit by Ron Hayes at ArtCan Gallery , Canning NS

Wanderlust: a strong desire to wander or travel and explore the world.

Wanderlust is also the fitting title of our new watercolour exhibit by Ron Hayes on at ArtCan Gallery until April.

Explore 20 countries around the world through 100 paintings spanning 35 years of travel.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm