Lighthouse Art and Crafts Show Returns to Port Medway in August!
The Medway Head Lighthouse Society is excited to announce the return of its annual Lighthouse Art and Crafts Show in the picturesque South Shore community of Port Medway. The 2021 show will be the tenth anniversary of the event after Covid forced its cancellation in 2020. It will take place from August 13 - 22 in two venues; The Warehouse and Seeley Hall, near the community’s wharf and Lighthouse Park.
"The Lighthouse Art and Crafts Show is the main fundraiser that supports maintenance and upgrades to our historic lighthouse at Medway Head,’ explained Victoria Fraser, chair of the Show committee. “Since its inception, we’ve had incredible support from creators and the public which has allowed us to raise funds for much needed maintenance and upgrades to the lighthouse.”
The Society’s 2019 show featured works by more than 75 artists and crafters from Nova Scotia and beyond, including paintings, photography, metalworks, stained glass, sculpture, folk art, jewelry and fabric art.Fraser is confident that the 2021 show will attract another wide range of works.“The call to participants takes place this week and the theme we have selected for our tenth show is ‘Coastal Life’. This allows artists and crafters to explore a multitude of subjects and interpretations,” she explained.Each participant may submit three works, all of which will be available for sale during the show.
During show hours, 10 - 4 daily, the Medway Head lighthouse will be open to the public. It is located five kilometres from Port Medway village on the scenic Long Cove Road. A lighthouse has protected the entrance to Medway Harbour since 1851 when Port Medway was one of Nova Scotia’s busiest ports. The Government of Canada relinquished responsibility for the current lighthouse building in 2010 but it remains an active light. The Medway Head Lighthouse Society assumed ownership of the lighthouse in 2013 and since that time proceeds from the Art Show have been used to replace the roof and windows and complete numerous repairs to the structure. Work is currently underway to replace the lighthouse’s electrical system.