Detail of a painting by Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking
A Festival Celebrating our Cultural Wealth
featuring art in the most amazing places
In October, the historic town of Parrsboro became the canvas for a vibrant and diverse festival in celebration of maritime cultural richness. ’10 Days in October’ featured artists of both local and international renown, as well as events and cultural programming unique to the spectacular Bay of Fundy.
The idea for the festival was hatched in 2014, culminating in a showcase for regional art hosted by Art Lab Studios and Gallery. The 2016 festival saw this great idea blossom into 10 full days of programming, featuring 42 artists and 25 venues. Watch the promo video.
’10 Days in October’ offers a rich palette of experiences for many tastes: A town-wide exhibition of artists who capture Nova Scotia’s diverse geography and multi-faceted spirit in their work; as well as, star-gazing at the Age of Sail Museum, a gourmet seasonal feast at the Ship’s Company Theatre, rug-hooking demonstrations at Ottawa House by the Sea, a concert by popular Maritime musicians, the Stanfields, and much more.
Stay tuned for the 2017 program!
“Congratulations on your new festival, 10 Days in October. This ‘cultural feast’ is another terrific way that Parrsboro Creative is building a vibrant creative community.” – Hon. Tony Ince, Minister, Communities, Culture and Heritage
“We’re celebrating creativity in people’s lives here in Parrsboro.” – Robert More, Executive Director, Parrsboro Creative.