ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding of $6,400 for the Annapolis Board of Trade.

The group will use this funding to present the third edition of ARTs Unleashed! in Annapolis Royal from August 15 to 23. Area residents and visitors will be able to enjoy musical performances, art exhibits, local heritage and cultural talks, along with workshops in blacksmithing and printing.

Funding for ARTs Unleashed! is provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program.

Quick Facts

  • The Annapolis Board of Trade is a local non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates local culture and heritage in Annapolis Royal.
  • ARTs Unleashed! will promote the work of 73 local artists, artisans and heritage performers.
  • This year, ARTs Unleashed! will feature the 20th anniversary of the popular "Paint the Town" event, where artists create in public in various locations around Annapolis Royal.
  • The organization is counting on the support of 120 volunteers to help run the nine-day festival.

Quotes

"As part of our Government's commitment to arts and heritage in communities, we are pleased to support the ARTs Unleashed! festival in Annapolis Royal. Events such as this one help bring citizens together to celebrate their local history and heritage, while also highlighting local artists."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Thanks to the support of our Government and the commitment of the Annapolis Board of Trade, area residents and visitors will be able to experience the multi-faceted ARTs Unleashed! again this year. This festival not only contributes to the quality of life in Annapolis Royal, it also contributes to the community's cultural and economic vitality."

-Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova)

"The Annapolis Board of Trade is grateful to have ARTs Unleashed! recognized with this grant from Canadian Heritage. The promotion and celebration of local culture and heritage are fundamental to the economic, civic and social welfare of our community. This grant will allow us to expand our programming for this special nine-day celebration of local arts and culture."

-Jane Nicholson, President, Annapolis Board of Trade

Associated Links

ARTs Unleashed!

Annapolis Board of Trade

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program

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