Join us in 2022 for our 6th annual Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival (PIPAF)! Nestled on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world creating unique and ever-changing shoreline scenery, Parrsboro has become home to Canada’s largest Plein Air Festival.

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.

In 2020, COVID-19 shifted the festival online, and in 2021 it was restricted to the Canadian Maritimes. In 2022, the event will return to its international status, while keeping safety top-of-mind and keeping flexible as the virus and the science progress.

This year we will be offering 30 juried artists 3 1/2 days of painting the stunning Bay of Fundy scenery, and over $6000 in cash prizes. Click here to learn more or apply. Applications due March 11, 2022:

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