|Record #: ARR0010||Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017||Last Full Update: 02 Feb 2017|
|Located In||Annapolis Royal|
|Where To Find Us||
396 St. George St
Annapolis Royal, NS
|Areas Served||Annapolis Valley Region|
|Contact||Sophie Paskins, Gallery Director, Annapolis Region Community Arts Council|
|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|
|Tags||Annapolis Valley Connect ; Festivals/Events ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism ; Visual Arts|
|Categories - General||Art Galleries/Exhibits ; Arts Festivals ; Special Events & Festivals|