Art & Culture Story Ideas

Discover and write about Halifax’s art & culture. Get inspired with some of these ideas!


Art galleries in Halifax and beyond

The entire Halifax region is filled with art. From large scale galleries such as the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to the small folk-galleries in Musquodobit Valley. There are so many art galleries waiting to be discovered and unveiled.


Maud Lewis Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Most people from the Maritimes know who Maud Lewis is, a famous folk-artist from Nova Scotia who had a fairly tragic life, yet painted the happiest paintings. Since the movie Maudie (featuring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke) was released earlier this year (2017) the Art Gallery has seen an influx of new visitors. Ride the momentum of the film to draw awareness to art, history and Nova Scotia.


Second hand book stores in Halifax and the most famous or rare book they ever housed. Suggested book stores:

  • The Last Word Bookstore
  • Dust Jacket Books And Treasures
  • Schooner Books Ltd.
  • Buy the Book and More Ltd
  • Trident Booksellers & Café
  • John W. Doull, Bookseller


Cultural events in Halifax round up

  • Halifax Greek Festival
  • The Lebanese Festival
  • India Fest
  • Africa Festival of Arts & Culture
  • Cedar Festival


Prominent Artist Features

I.e. Poet Laureate, Rebecca Thomas


Halifax museums and galleries round up

  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Memory Lane Heritage Village
  • Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
  • Africville Museum
  • Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia


Statues in Halifax round up

Art and Film events:

  • Nocturne, Art At Night
  • Hopscotch Arts Festival,
  • Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts
  • FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
  • Prismatic Arts Festival