Bordertown Art Fair

Bordertown Art Fair: May 4-5, 2024

Art Fair 2023.

The Bordertown Art Fair is a two day event that showcases the artwork of over 40 local artists, provides a sample of Tantramar’s many festivals and events, and includes a wide variety of workshops and classes for future artists of all ages. 

Experience the vibrant festivities of the Bordertown Art Fair 2024 with this sneak peek of some of the incredible events we have lined up!



Create with Clay

  • ​Learn to make a small vase with clay and paint the desired motif on the vase.
  • Friday, May 3, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Centre
  • Ages:    7-14 years
  • Register by clicking here.

Alcohol Ink Art Workshop

Alcohol Ink Art is a fluid art technique that uses alcohol ink by dropping them directly to the appropriate medium. It is a fun way to paint and create art with no prior experience required. Susan Savoie is a Alcohol Ink Artist with many years of experience painting.

  • Saturday, May 4th from 2:00 – 3:30pm at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre
  • Age : 8+ years
  • Capacity : maximum 10 students
  • Cost: Free $ (supplies included)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Register by clicking here.


Watercolour Workshop
with Professional Artist Sophie LeBlanc.
Have fun while you learn how to paint with watercolours, no experience needed.

  • Sunday May 5th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre
  • Age : 8+ years
  • Cost: Free $ (supplies included)

    3D Piece from Chalkmaster Dave at the Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival 2017.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Register by clicking here.


Experience the freedom of watercolour painting with a DIY opportunity at Booth 13 with Katherine Heughan-Marlin.  While quantities last.

Chalk Art
A big part of the Annual Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival, Chalkmaster Dave will be on site to dazzling you with with unique art.

He will also be hosting a free demonstration on creating 3D chalk at on Sunday, May 5th at 11:00am at the Tantramar Veterans’ Memorial Civic Centre.



Presented by Festival By the Marsh: “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Heiress”

A humorous Sherlock Holmes mystery presented as a live old-fashioned radio-style show set in a BBC radio studio in 1928.

Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in 1927 as they travel to Canada while trying to solve the case of the missing heiress. On their journey, they meet some interesting locals, and a few well-known historical figures (including Harry Houdini!) who were actually in the Maritime Provinces during the time when the original stories about Holmes were written. A fast moving and funny mystery, with some familiar tunes from the 1920s to boot!

Saturday, May 2, 2024 at the Sackville Legion


Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and Seniors available at



The Art Fair itself will take place from 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2024 at the Tantramar Veterans’ Memorial Civic Centre.  Showcasing the work of over 40 of the best artists southeastern New Brunswick and Northern Nova Scotia have to offer!  Artists will be both displaying and selling their pieces, so be sure to leave with a new piece to show off in your home or office.