Arts & Cultural Events

Alan Syliboy Art Exhibit

Join us for this very special exhibit featuring renowned Nova Scotia artist Alan Syliboy being held at the new Pugwash Library.

Syliboy is best known for his striking, colourful paintings, which often feature symbolic shapes and patterns that represent Mi’kmaq legends and stories. 

His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across Canada and the United States, and he has received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts.

Event details to be announced soon.

Paint The Park

We’re thrilled to showcase the talents of local plein air artists as they create beautiful works of art throughout Eaton Park. 

Festival goers will have the unique opportunity to observe these artists in action, and ask questions about their creative process.

As you stroll through you’ll see the works evolving and taking shape. Watch as they capture the beauty of the natural surroundings or personal inspirations while bringing them to life on their canvases.

July 29th | 10am until 4pm | Eaton Park

Peace Hall Art Show and Sale

The action doesn’t end there! Artists participating in Paint the Park will have previously created art works exhibited at the Peace Hall Art Show and Sale.

You’ll be able to admire them up close and if you fall in love with a particular piece, there is an opportunity to purchase it and take it home with you.

Later in the day, the plein air art created during the day will be auctioned on the Harbourfront Stage in Eaton Park. The funds raised will support future art initiatives and events at Harbourfest. 

July 29th | 10am until 4pm | Peace Hall

Art on The Line

This is a wonderful opportunity to get creative and make some art.

Our Art On The Line tent, located at Eaton Park, (behind Montys in the parking lot) will be stocked with all the creative supplies you’ll need to make your very own masterpiece.

Everyone is invited to participate by creating small works of art that can be hung to dry and displayed on clothes lines. Art work can be taken home as a souvenir or left to decorate the park for the day. 

July 29th | 10am until 4pm | Eaton Park

Tie a Knot for Peace

Pugwash is world-renowned for Peace and we are keeping up that important tradition.

Add your wishes for peace and conflict resolution by being part of one of the newest art installations in the village.

Write your message for a peaceful world on a ribbon and tie it on the Peace Sculpture in Eaton Park.

July 29th | 10am until 4pm | Eaton Park

Heritage Scavenger Hunt

Explore the many details that make our village unique, from Gaelic signs to mariner knots, art installations to heritage displays, and much more. 

Visit us at the Communities in Bloom information table on Water Street by Eaton Park where you can pick up a scavenger hunt form. Then set off on a quest to find all the hidden cultural treasures throughout the village. Return with the completed form for a chance to win exciting prizes.

July 29th | 10am until 4pm | Eaton Park