Art In The Open

Saturday, Aug 26th

4:00pm to midnight
Historic downtown Charlottetown, various venues

Picnicking under a suspended car, marching with crows, being mesmerized by artistry in the forest - you never know what you’ll discover at Art in the Open and that’s the true charm of this annual contemporary arts festival. FREE to the public, this unique event transforms the historic downtown into an open air art gallery that celebrates the heritage and green spaces of the city with ephemeral works of visual art, including installations, screenings/projections, performance art, dance and more. The public is encouraged to explore the spaces, ask questions, and engage with the art.

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While you’re exploring downtown Charlottetown in search of magnificent visual art, be sure you take time to enjoy the historic buildings, green spaces, unique shops, and array of cafes/restaurants that grace the commercial and residential areas of the city. And don’t miss Market on the Plaza, an open-air fine craft and art market running in conjunction with Art in the Open that will take place August 26th from noon to 9PM on the plaza of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Ready to book a colourful getaway to Charlottetown? Book your accommodations and get ready to be inspired!

Want to see what else is going on in Charlottetown while you’re here? Check out the full calendar of events, theatre performances, festivals, and more!

Wondering what’s on the menu for eats in the city? Check out the diversity of flavours that Charlottetown restaurants are fusing with locally-sourced ingredients from the Island’s farmers and fishers to create impressive and unforgettable dishes.



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