Some of the Oldest Houses in English Canada

October 5, 2017

Join us as Syd Dumaresq, a local Architect, gives an entertaining and informal walk through the Lunenburg County he loves, presenting some of the oldest houses in English Canada.

First Nations Hand Drum Workshop

August 10, 2017

Drums were made under instruction of Todd Labrador, a First Nation craftsman, of British Columbia and Nova Scotia, who brought all materials for this workshop (elk hide, yellow cedar hoops,… Read more

Art Makes Kids Awesome Summer Camp

August 10, 2017

We had a wonderful week with the kids!

Lunenburg Doc Fest: In The Name of All Canadians

July 22, 2017

Lunenburg Doc Fest, in conjunction with Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, is bringing a collection of short documentary films to the Lunenburg School of the Arts. The Lunenburg event will… Read more

Lunenburg School of the Arts welcomes Artist-In-Residence: Hangama Amiri

June 1, 2017

  Hangama Amiri Artist-In-Residence Artist Statement This year, as an artist-in-residence at Lunenburg School of the Arts, I’m furthering my academic research on “War, Women and Afghan Heroines” that encompasses the cultural, historical,… Read more

Cookie Concert: Clary Croft

June 3, 2017

  Musique Royale presents a Cookie Concert Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2 pm  at the Lunenburg School of the Arts with Clary Croft Musique Royale invites you to join… Read more

“RAMP IT UP” for Second Story Women’s Centre

May 18, 2017

Last Summer our School had a conversation with friends at the Second Story Women’s Centre about the idea of hosting a fund-raiser to assist the Centre. That led to our… Read more

VANS’ Professional Development Workshop Series: May 13th, 2017

May 13, 2017

  VANS’ Professional Development Workshop Series is presented in an effort to keep artists informed of best professional practices in the visual arts. As this is our 40th Anniversary, workshops are… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Deep Sea Conundrum

May 6, 2017

  Musique Royale presents its next cookie concert with guests Conundrum Duo and Halifax dancer Susanne Chui on Saturday, May 6 at 2 pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Admission is $5 at the door…. Read more

Dark Waters by Grainne McHugh

April 28, 2017

Gráinne McHugh trained as an artist in Cork and Galway, Ireland, and has exhibited extensively in South Africa where she lived for several years. Mainly working with ceramics McHugh creates… Read more

The Boxwood Festival Society presents the Chris Norman Ensemble

April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 7:30PM at the Lunenburg School for the Arts (corner Montague and Prince). $25 at the door and at Shop on the Corner + local craft beers, wine and snacks… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Celtic Mass for the Sea

April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 1 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers 4 yrs or under) Musique Royale’s next Cookie Concert takes place this coming Saturday, April 1 at 2 pm at the Lunenburg School… Read more

“Director’s Cut” Film Night : The Disappeared

March 24, 2017

  “Director’s Cut” Film Night : The Disappeared Special Guests: Shandi Mitchell, Director & Christopher Porter, Cinematographer Friday, March 24, at 6:30 pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts… Read more

Some of the Oldest Houses in English Canada

March 3, 2017

  Some of the Oldest Houses in English Canada by Syd Dumaresq Friday, March 3, at 7:00 pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg, NS… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Mary Knickle & Cynthia Myers

March 4, 2017

  Saturday, March 4th at 2pm-3pm $5 (free for toddlers 4 yrs or under) Musique Royale invites you to find your inner Jack Sparrow with the help of our favourite composers:… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Max Kasper & Colin Matthews

February 4, 2017

Saturday, February 4th at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) Musique Royale ‘cookie concerts’ continue with Schubert’s The Unfinished Trout! Max Kasper and Colin Matthews perform great chamber music with humorous anecdotes… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

January 7, 2017

Saturday, January 7 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) Musique Royale ‘cookie concerts’ continue with the haunting Gaelic vocals of Mary Jane Lamond and the finest traditional fiddling of Wendy MacIsaac… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Blackwood Duo

December 3, 2016

Saturday, Dec 3 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) Musique Royale is pleased to present ‘Blackwood Duo’ at our next cookie concert at the Lunenburg School of the Arts on Saturday,… Read more

Might be worth something someday! Rumination on Value, Worth and Identity

November 25, 2016

LSA’s current Artist-in-Residence, Sam Kinsley, will be presenting an artist talk and exhibition of her work on Friday, November 25th, 7:00pm, in the Garage Studio (2nd floor). This is a… Read more

Congratulations to all cultural advocates and leaders in Lunenburg!

November 5, 2016

On November 5th, the Town of Lunenburg received the “Communities Arts and Culture Recognition Award” at Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala in Halifax. The award carries a cash value of… Read more

Old Town Craft Show

November 20, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 4 – 8pm 6 Prince St., Lunenburg (2nd floor of Lunenburg School of the Arts) The second annual Old Town Craft Show, a collection of local handcrafted items… Read more

Boat Building, Storytelling, and Architecture – a lecture with Emanuel Jannasch

November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18 at 7pm Lunenburg School of the Arts Garage Studio (2nd floor) Free admission Boatbuilders have a mythical status in Maritime culture, particularly in architecture. This talk looks at… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Taktus

October 1, 2016

  Saturday, October 1 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) The opening Cookie Concert of Musique Royale’s fall line-up features Toronto’s groove-based marimba duo Taktus at the Lunenburg School of the… Read more

CD Release of ‘Currents of Sable Island’

September 9, 2016

‘Rosy, resonant glories […] Currents of Sable one of Macmillan’s best works.’ Stephen Pedersen, Arts Reporter They say good things come in three and if that’s true then 2016 will… Read more

Happy Summer! Classes Underway at LSA

July 18, 2016

When we say “The Town of Lunenburg is our Campus” we really mean it! Summer 2016 classes are underway at LSA and students in Hangama Amiri’s “Plein-air Painting in Lunenburg”… Read more

A Day at the Circus

July 9, 2016

Join us at Lunenburg School of the Arts (Montague Street entrance) during Lunenburg StreetFest this Saturday July 9th from 10am – 4pm for “A Day at the Circus” with performer… Read more

Chalk Art for Kids & Open House

June 11, 2016

During the Be A Tourist In Your Town event this weekend, Lunenburg School of the Arts is opening the doors and invites kids of all ages to participate in creating chalk… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Ragged Robin

June 4, 2016

Saturday, June 4 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) Musique Royale is pleased to present ‘Ragged Robin’ at our next cookie concert at the Lunenburg School of the Arts on Saturday,… Read more

Hot-Diggity-Dog! New Ceramic Work by Mel Doiron

June 10, 2016

Hot – Diggity – Dog! will feature a series of decorative ceramic platters designed specifically for serving hot dogs, a humorous attempt at elevating this somewhat unappreciated street food.

Thank you for The Lunenburg Symposium

June 1, 2016

What an amazing weekend at The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts! The team at Visual Arts Nova Scotia would like to thank our partner, Lunenburg School of the Arts,… Read more

The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts

May 27, 2016

May 27 – 29, 2016 at Lunenburg School of the Arts To mark the 10th anniversary of their Mentorship Program Visual Arts Nova Scotia is excited to announce The Lunenburg… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Movement and Percussion with Sara and Erin

April 2, 2016

Saturday, April 2 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) Movement and Percussion with Sara Coffin and Erin Donovan is the theme of the next ‘cookie concert’ at the Lunenburg School… Read more

Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents the Blackwood Duo

March 5, 2016

The March Musique Royale ‘cookie concert’ features Blackwood, the imaginative duo of Peter-Anthony Togni and Jeff Reilly at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street (corner Montague and… Read more

Art Makes Kids Awesome

March 14, 2016

March Break – Kids Explore the Arts (ages 9 -14)
Painting / Sculpture / Drawing
10am – 12pm, March 14 – 18
$75 (materials included)

The Chapel Choir: Unrobed

February 28, 2016

Sunday, Feb 28
5:00 – 7:00pm

Lunenburg School Of The Arts Welcomes Artist-in-residence Samantha Battaglia

February 26, 2016

Samantha Battaglia is an emerging artist who attended NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and graduated in 2013 with a BFA, interdisciplinary major. Since graduating, Samantha has been the recipient… Read more

New Short Films from Atlantic Canada

February 12, 2016

Free Screening February 12, 7pm Films: THE CANOE Alex Balkam, 8 mins, Experimental SOME THINGS WON’T SLEEP Leah Johnston,11 mins, Drama ALIA Raghed Charabaty, 5 mins, Drama A HORSE THROAT… Read more

Cookie Concert with Chris Norman/David Greenberg Duo

February 6, 2016

Cookie Concert Saturday, February 6 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) Chris Norman and David Greenberg, two of the most imaginative performers in traditional and early music, are guest artists at Musique… Read more

“Kids & Clay” a Success at LSA!

December 4, 2015

Lunenburg School of the Arts’ introductory ceramics class, “Kids & Clay”, for students between the ages of 11 and 16, was enthusiastically attended. Classes were held on Wednesdays from 3:30… Read more

RBC Canadian Painting Competiton Results

November 19, 2015

Hangama Amiri, NSCAD graduate (B.F.A. 2012), a resident artist in the Lunenburg – NSCAD Residence Studios Program (2012-2013), and who was mentored at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, has… Read more

Old Town Craft Show at the LSA

November 22, 2015

The Old Town Craft Show features 15 talented crafters from Lunenburg and surrounding area. The show takes place on Sunday, November 22, 1 – 5pm right here at the Lunenburg School of the… Read more

Emma FitzGerald Book Signing at Lexicon Books

November 27, 2015

Emma FitzGerald, instructor in the drawing course A Lunenburg Sketch-About at our School this past summer, has written and drawn her first book, entitled Hand Drawn Halifax, which has just been published…. Read more

Hangama Amiri Receives Fulbright Award

November 12, 2015

Hangama Amiri, an Afghan-Canadian artist whose art practice addresses issues of gender equality, sexual oppression, and culture through personal and sociopolitical lives of women in Central and East Asian countries,… Read more

Congratulations to Alexandra McCurdy

October 27, 2015

Halifax ceramist Alexandra McCurdy was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts as part of the academy’s annual general meeting in Montreal. The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts… Read more

Cookie Concert with Maritime Brass Quintet

November 7, 2015

Cookie Concert: Maritime Brass Quintet Saturday, November 7 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) The Maritime Brass Quintet brings the highest caliber chamber music to concert halls, churches, festivals and schools… Read more

Fall Workshops at Lunenburg School of the Arts

September 25, 2015

Painting with Watercolours, Press Molds for Potters and Digital Photography, are just a few of the Saturday workshops being offered at Lunenburg School of the Arts this fall.

Summer 2015 Classes Wrap Up at LSA

September 16, 2015

Lunenburg School of the Arts wrapped their inaugural summer 2015 schedule with ceramicist, Adero Willard, instructing “Colour, Layer, Pattern”, surface techniques for ceramics. LSA’s inaugural summer program of weekly classes… Read more

The Ladies of Screen-Printing, and the Titans of Tile!

September 1, 2015

Another busy week at Lunenburg School of the Arts with classes in both screen-printing on cloth and ceramic tile making. The ladies took over the Garage Studio creating their own… Read more

Double-duty at Lunenburg School of the Arts

August 24, 2015

Lunenburg School of the Arts Double-duty at Lunenburg School of the Arts   Lunenburg School of the Arts did double-duty in week 6 of programming with a printmaking course in… Read more

LSA students out and about

August 7, 2015

With easels and sketchbooks in hand, Lunenburg School of the Arts’ students set out to capture the Town of Lunenburg at several locations…

Students get crackin’ at Lunenburg School of the Arts with painter Tom Forrestall

July 30, 2015

Lunenburg School of the Arts’ class of 15 students painted for their first time with egg tempera. Egg tempera is a painting medium dating back to at least the 12th century. It is a… Read more

Classes are Underway at LSA

July 17, 2015

The first week of classes finish to great success at Lunenburg School of the Arts.

VANS Mentorship Program Information Session

July 4, 2015

Saturday July 4, 5 pm, Lunenburg School of the Arts The information session will appeal to artists interested in applying to, or those who have questions about the programs. The… Read more

2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition Finalists

July 1, 2015

Lunenburg School of the Arts congratulates two outstanding artists and LSA alumni, Hangama Amiri (LSA Mentorship Program) and Andrew Maize (LSA Artist-In-Residence), upon being selected as finalists in the 2015… Read more

Arts Nova Scotia presents Talking Art: A Panel Discussion on Arts Practice

June 25, 2015

The board of directors of Arts Nova Scotia invites you to attend a panel discussion on Thursday June 25th at 7:00pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, Lunenburg NS.

Artist Talk with Kara Highfield

June 11, 2015

  Join us at LSA for an artist talk with artist-in-residence, Kara Highfield, Thursday, June 11 at 7pm. About Kara Highfield Kara Highfield is a Ceramic Artist from London, Ontario,… Read more

Lunenburg birthday events

June 6, 2015

Lunenburg is celebrating its 262nd birthday! There are festivities all around town, including here at the LSA: Open Studio Lunenburg House Paint Project Artist-in-residence Andrew Maize 12noon – 4pm, Saturday,… Read more

Musique Royale presents Holly Carr and Jennifer King

June 6, 2015

Cookie Concert, Saturday, June 6 at 2pm. This wonderful combination of art and music is sure to be an inspiring and enjoyable afternoon experience for all ages.

Our Grand Opening was a great success!

May 9, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us. Lunenburg School of the Arts Grand Opening

Lunenburg House Paint Project

May 15, 2015

You are invited to the opening reception of the Lunenburg House Paint Project at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. May 15th – June 14th 2015 (by chance or appointment) Opening… Read more

Musique Royale presents Nick Halley and members of Capella Regalis

May 2, 2015

Cookie Concert Saturday, May 2 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir – 5 years young! and we are celebrating with a Cookie Concert. The event… Read more

Katie Belcher and Andrew Maize at Hermes Gallery

April 10, 2015

Drop by Hermes Halifax Friday, April 10 at 6pm to see new work by Lunenburg School of the Arts’ artists-in-residence Katie Belcher and Andrew Maize. Opening Reception: April 10 /… Read more

Artist Talk with Katie Belcher

April 2, 2015

Join us at the LSA for an artist talk with Katie Belcher, our current artist in residence, on Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. Bio: Katie Belcher is a visual artist… Read more

A Full Summer of Courses to Open the Lunenburg School of the Arts in July

March 24, 2015

While buried in snow, the Lunenburg School of the Arts is pleased to announce its summer 2015 program and instructors. Courses begin the first week of July and run through… Read more

Musique Royale presents Celtic Trio Stacy Chadwell, Mary Knickle and Cynthia Myers

April 4, 2015

Cookie Concert Saturday, April 4 at 2pm $5 (free for toddlers) The next Musique Royale ‘cookie concert’ at the Lunenburg School of the Arts features a new Celtic trio. So new they… Read more

Artist-in-Residence Kara Highfield

March 14, 2015

Kara Highfield is a Ceramic Artist from London, Ontario, now living in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia Collage of Art and Design University (NSCAD… Read more

Musique Royale presents Scott Macmillan, John Cuming and John Chiasson

March 7, 2015

The next Musique Royale ‘cookie concert’ at the Lunenburg School of the Arts features three well known Nova Scotia musicians – Scott Macmillan: acoustic and electric guitars and banjo; John… Read more

Chapel Choir… Unrobed!

March 1, 2015

Musique Royale presents Chapel Choir… Unrobed! at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Showcasing the hidden talents of the choristers of the University of King’s College Chapel Choir: An evening… Read more

Free Screening of Nova Scotian Short Films

February 20, 2015

Join us on February 20th at Lunenburg School of the Arts for a FREE SCREENING of eight short films from the past 40 years of filmmaking at the Atlantic Filmmakers… Read more

Musique Royale presents the Chris Norman/David Greenberg Duo

February 7, 2015

Cookie Concert Saturday, February 7 at 2pm $5 (free for kids under 6) Chris Norman and David Greenberg, two of the most imaginative performers in traditional and early music, are guest… Read more

Looking for a great Christmas gift?

December 16, 2014

Lunenburg School of the Arts’ inaugural Limited Edition poster, “At the Edge of the Shore”, by Hangama Amiri (2012 NSCAD grad and accepted in the Master of Fine Arts program at Columbia University)… Read more

The songs of Jennah Barry and Jenny Berkel

November 24, 2014

On November 23, Jennah and Jenny performed an amazing and beautiful live acoustic set in the beautiful, newly opened Lunenburg School of the Arts on Prince Street. It was a… Read more

A successful first round of workshops

November 26, 2014

Building a Drawing Our first workshop at Lunenburg School of the Arts was held on October 11th.  Building A Drawing, led by Assistant Professor of Architecture at Dalhousie University, Roger… Read more

Henri Fabergé artist talk

October 14, 2014

Henri Fabergé artist talk at the Lunenburg School of the Arts 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia 7pm on Monday, October 20, 2014 Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to… Read more

Open House

October 4, 2014

On October 4th come celebrate with us at the new home of the Lunenburg School of the Arts on the corner of Prince and Montague, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Here we come

August 30, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Lunenburg School of the Arts is progressing through its development phase. The School was incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act in 2013, and… Read more

Our first artists in residence

August 12, 2014

Enrique Ferreol Enrique Ferreol is a visual artist originally from Mexico, where he attended the National School of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited, and collected internationally.  Based in… Read more

Building History

July 1, 2014

The School is located in a two storey building in the Centre of Historic Lunenburg. It originally housed Lunenburg Motors, which was a full service car dealership, and gas station…. Read more

Laura Forrester wins RBC art competition

June 26, 2014

Laura Forrester, of Hunter River, P.E.I. is with us at Lunenburg School Of The Arts in its capacity as a nurturing and mentoring arts institution. Laura is currently a student… Read more

Teto builds a boat

December 7, 2013

Teto Elsiddique Accepted at Yale School of Art This NSCAD Fine Arts graduate, who grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, is heading to Yale School of Art this September to… Read more