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Paint the Town

21st Annual Outdoor Painting Festival

Located In Annapolis Royal
Where To Find Us
396 St. George St
Annapolis Royal, NS
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region
Phone 902-532-7069
Contact Sophie Paskins, Gallery Director, Annapolis Region Community Arts Council
Twitter @ARCAC
Description & Services
Information The official kickoff to the Arts Unleashed festival of Annapolis Royal is the 21st annual Paint the Town event – a plein air painting weekend where over 80 artists will set up their easels at various locations throughout Annapolis Royal.  
This popular event draws onlookers and art buyers from around Atlantic Canada and beyond. Emerging and established artists from across Nova Scotia find a special spot that inspires them to paint, sculpt, carve, photograph or sketch. Spectators can meet the artists at work while watching the creative process unfold on the boardwalk, the wharf, at Fort Anne National Historic Site, the Historic Gardens and this year, at Upper Clements Amusement Park.  
As their paintings are finished, volunteers deliver the artwork to the Paint the Town Gallery at The Academy (590 St. George Street) where patrons can bid during the silent auction process (from 10am – 6pm daily), or grab the piece of their dreams immediately as each piece has a “buy it now” price (this option available until 5pm daily). 
Photo credit: Dan Froese, Paint the Town 2014
Hours 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dates August 20th & 21st, 2016
Special Information
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Festivals/Events ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism ; Visual Arts
Categories - General Art Galleries/Exhibits ; Arts Festivals ; Special Events & Festivals