Paint Lunenburg Art Festival

PLAF 2021

(Formerly "Paint Sea On Site")


A colourful UNESCO Heritage site, Lunenburg looks across blue harbour and white sails to a green golf course. Red warehouses share the waterfront with ships, whares, monuments and seafood restaurants. Gardens frame ornate homes lining 

This exciting annual plein air event draws over 70 artists from around the maritimes (and beyond!) and is the biggest event hosted by the Lunenburg Art Society every year. Spread out across the entire town (a UNESCO heritage site!) artists spend two days documenting what they see, live, no matter the weather. 

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we decided to cancel PLAF 2020. Check back to see announcements regarding 2021, we hope to see you then!


In the meantime, paint safely friends!

Information for Participants

Artist Registration

Once registration is open, you can sign up here to participate in this years' event.

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

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 Paint Lunenburg Art Festivals

please let us know! 

As this is a major source of income for the Lunenburg Art Society (LAS), 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 PLAF. It can be very rewarding.

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

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