Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival (PIPAF)

Nestled on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy, with the world’s highest tides creating unique and ever-changing shoreline scenery, Parrsboro has become home to Canada’s largest Plein Air Festival.

Date: June 22-26, 2022

Location: Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (map)

Cost: Application fee $40 :: Artist applications due March 11, 2022



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Since 2017, Parrsboro Creative has organized the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, drawing 30 juried artists annually from across North America to compete in painting the picturesque sea and landscapes the Parrsboro Shore has to offer.

It’s part of Parrsboro Creative’s vision of developing the area’s cultural economy through the creation and enhancement of a community or artists and artisans that will rejuvenate the community, once a thriving shipbuilding area. Of course, the festival would not be possible without the support of sponsors ranging from government to private enterprise. Its success has been chronicled in media across North America, reaching thousands of artists, art galleries and art collectors’ organizations across the continent.

After a shift in 2020 to an online-only event, and Atlantic-only in 2021 due to COVID-19, PIPAF will be accepting applications once again from across North America!




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