July 24 & 25, 2021

Lunenburg Arts Fest

(Formerly "Paint Sea On Site")

Formerly Paint Sea on Site, The 20th annual LAF is Lunenburg’s longest running plein air event. While still a leading celebration of plein air painting, this year the festival is open to artists in all types of practice (painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture etc).


Also new in 2021, visitors may purchase artwork directly from the artists, even as soon as the work is finished. The LAF will be open to 100 artists, set up all around the Town of Lunenburg. A colourful UNESCO Heritage site, Lunenburg comes ready to paint with its historic wharves, colourful victorian architecture and beautiful gardens. LAF is a wonderful opportunity for the public to observe artists at work and buy the artwork they’ve watched the artist create.

Rain or shine, start your visit at our Artist HQ, this year on Zwicker's Wharf in front of the Atlantic Fisheries Museum. Check back soon for more information, or follow us on FB at


Information for Participants

Artist Registration

Stay tuned...

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for making 2019's Paint Sea on Site a fun and successful event. Over 75 artists participated on one of the hottest days of the year and many dozens of freshly made paintings found new and happy owners. 

Castle Building Supplies

The Town of Lunenburg

The Knot Pub

Big Red's Pizza

Sam's No Frills

Francis' Independent Grocers

BMR Hardware Lunenburg
Ironworks Distillery

Lunenburg Farmer's Market

Deserres Art Supplies

Tim Hortons Lunenburg

Loonies and Toonies

Irving Fuels

Bluenose Golf Club

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Become a Volunteer

We need YOU!

Do you enjoy being around art and artists? You can participate, too! Besides our sponsors, it takes a small army of volunteers keep this show on the road.

If you'd like to volunteer to help organize future Lunenburg Arts Fest weekends

please let us know! 

As this is a major source of income for the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society (LAGS), volunteers are a crucial part of achieving our funding goals.


Volunteers carry out various tasks. Most take a few hours during the event or within days before or after it. We also need volunteers for the organizing committee to help plan the event. Being on the committee is a broader role exposing you to all of the aspects of LAF. It can be very rewarding.

We need Team Members before and during Lunenburg Arts Fest. If you are able to give any time at all, please contact us at