Artisans in Action

Sunday, June 7, 2015 to Sunday, October 4, 2015
Newport Landing

This summer we are happy to once again present Artisans in Action, taking place at the Avon River Heritage Museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard in Newport Landing, nestled along the scenic shores of the Avon River.

Located on the site where Planter sloops, The Lydia and Sally, landed in 1760, the Avon River area became one of the great square-rigged wooden shipbuilding centers in Nova Scotia in the 19th Century. Where the the Avon Spirit Shipyard now sits was the location of the Harvie and Mosher shipyards. Between them, they built and launched 165 sailing ships during the “Golden Age of Sail”. Artisans in Action aims to celebrate the hardworking creative people of past and present whose work shapes our culture.

This interactive series provides an opportunity for Nova Scotian artists and artisans who focus on historical trades, crafts, and art forms done in both traditional and contemporary manners to share their skills with a wider audience. This craft centered group of events is an opportunity for artists to present informative and engaging demonstrations of their craft, while offering their products for sale.

Artisans in Action takes place the first Sunday of the month, June – October, Noon until 4pm.

Our first event in the series is devoted to Wood, Leather and Stone and will take place June 7th at the museum.

We are currently accepting artists for this year's series, thanks to the ArtsVest program and support from the Bread Gallery, we are able to lower the entry fee for this year’s series to $20 per person/per event.
There is a limit of 3 artists per medium, so please contact us ASAP to book your spot.

This event is being heavily promoted locally with listings in our Arts Digest, the NSDCC's annual events booklet and newspaper ads being placed in the week leading up to the event.

Avon River Heritage Museum, 17 Belmont Road, Newport Landing (Near Avondale Sky Winery)
Email us at to book your spot!

Artisans in Action Registration Form