40th Anniversary Events and Activities

Join Visual Arts Nova Scotia in celebrating our 40th Anniversary! VANS was started in November 1976 with a road trip across Nova Scotia to connect with artists and communities. For our 40th year we will focus on offering more accessible and engaging programming across the province. This includes the expansion of our existing programs and the addition of special initiatives.

Check this page for a list of special 40th Anniversary events and activities happening around the province this year.

Lewis Hyde Public Lecture
Art, Creativity, and the Public Good
March 28 at 7pm
Paul O’ Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, Halifax

VANS is excited to present a FREE public lecture by author & cultural critic Lewis Hyde!  In addition to being a former MacArthur Fellow and Harvard University Professor, Lewis Hyde is perhaps best known for his book The Gift, an extended defense of the non-commercial portion of artistic practice. Tickets to this free event will soon be available through Eventbrite so stay tuned.