The 24th Annual Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival will be
Sunday, August 5, 2012 12-noon - 4pm at the Lunenburg War Memorial Arena
The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival is one of North America's premier Folk Art shows. It was intitally inspired by antique and Folk Art collector, Chris Huntington, in 1988 and was supported by Bernard Riordan, former Director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. It has grown from a dozen artists to over fifty who now showcase their work each year.

In 2002 the Lunenburg Heritage Society assumed responsibility for the planning and organization of the Festival in collaboration with the recently formed Nova Scotia Folk Art Society.

The Festival features wood and metal sculpture, memory paintings, dioramas, whirligigs, and two-dimensional art. Nova Scotia is home to many creative individuals and Eastern Canadian folk art is well documented and of great appeal to collectors from across the world.

The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival provides the perfect opportunity to mingle with collectors, eat good food, and acquire what strikes one's fancy. Folk Art remains an affordable and engaging medium that allows both beginner and seasoned collectors to surround themselves with decorative and meaningful items.

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