Artisans in Action
Sunday August 21, 2022  12pm - 4pm (4 Hours )
Gallery / Exhibit Fundraiser / Charity Wheelchair Accessible Family Friendly Community

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902 757 1718

A collaboration between Avon River Arts and Avon River Heritage, Artisans in Action returns with a series of pop-up markets designed to showcase Nova Scotian artists and artisans who focus on historical trades, crafts, and art forms done in both traditional and contemporary manners.

Taking place in and around the rustic Avon Spirit Shipyard in Avondale/Newport Landing, nestled along the shore of the mighty Avon River, these open air markets are an opportunity for artists and artisans to engage an audience by presenting a window into their creative process, while also offering their products for sale.

Edward (Bill) Thibeau is a member of the Acadia Band in Yarmouth, the Native Council of Nova Scotia and is a descendant of the Acadians, who were expelled in 1755. His cultural background is often reflected in his artwork.

A wood carver for 40 years, working with knives, chisels and chain saws, Bill prefers to let each piece of wood reveal itself as he cuts away excess material to produce one of a kind small scale statues and carved busts of notable figures like Pope John Paul II, Barack Obama and Samuel de Champlain.

The museum will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser during each event, between noon and 4.

The cost to participate is $25 per artisan, per market. Tables, chairs, electricity and refreshments are provided.



Other Events at Avon River Heritage Museum
Sun Oct 02  12pm
Artist in Residence
Thu Oct 06  2pm
Open Studio
Thu Oct 13  2pm
Open Studio
Sun Oct 16  12pm
Artisans in Action
Sun Oct 16  1pm
Sofa Sundays
Sun Oct 16  12pm
Artist in Residence
Thu Oct 20  2pm
Open Studio
Thu Oct 27  2pm
Open Studio
Sun Nov 20  1pm
Sofa Sundays
Avon River Heritage Museum (902) 757-1718 17 Belmont Road Newport Landing, Nova Scotia B0N 2A0