A Road Less Gravelled

Three tenacious rural women have joined forces to make this project possible. Laura Stinson (puppeteer, visual artist and gardener), Julia Walker (set/stage design, gardener, quilter), and Noella Murp...

ACAP Cape Breton

ACAP Cape Breton is a registered charity with a clear vision in which local people are actively engaged, working, and learning together to build a healthy and sustainable community. ACAP offers knowle...

Alex Balkam

Alex Balkam is a film and moving image artist born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia and residing currently in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work explores and interprets the landscape of his childhood."In my art...

Alexandra O’Sullivan

Alexandra O'Sullivan is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in performance, video, and electronics; often combining all three. Her work has been presented at Art in the Open, afterimage, and...

Arianna Richardson, The Hobbyist

Arianna Richardson is an artist and eco-craftivist from Lethbridge, Alta., currently pursuing an MFA at NSCAD University in Halifax, NS. Richardson most often works under the pseudonym, The Hobbyist,...

Brittany Fagan-Steele

Brittany Fagan-Steele is from Sydney, Nova Scotia. She has writing and theatre courses from Cape Breton and Athabasca University. She works with Kostume Kapers Children Theatre: Level Five, and organi...

Cape Breton Regional Library

The Cape Breton Regional Library assists persons with their lifelong learning needs, introduces children to books, serves as a clearinghouse of information, provides sources of ideas to stimulate the...

CBU Pipe Band

The CBU Pipe Band is an organization dedicated to developing and showcasing piping traditions under the musical direction of Trevor Kellock. CBU pipe band members average 9-16 years of age.

Chantal Coulombe aka Mudwmn

Chantal Coulombe, ceramic artist,currently living in Sydney, NS. She trained at Canadore College, North Bay, ON, from 1985 to 1987. Working in clay keeps her closely connected to the earth as she cont...

Coyote Fletcher

Coyote Fletcher has been building unique musical instruments known as 'chime trees' since joining the Fletcher Valve Drummers the 90's in Ontario. In 2005, Coyote and the Fletchers parted ways. They e...

Diana Chisholm & David Dyck

Diana Chisholm and David Dyck are multi-disciplinary artists based in Corner Brook, NL. Focusing on aspects of sculpture, industry and humour, the duo create works that focus on handed-down skills and...

Elizabeth Whalley

Elizabeth Whalley is a Canadian artist who works at the intersection of old and new technologies. Her projects are often inspired by poetry and the theatre. She has taught art for many years and is cu...


Since 2013, Endnotes has brought its unique style of vocal music to venues throughout Cape Breton. Their repertoire is mostly classic and contemporary pop, but they sing a range of holiday and traditi...

Friends and Neighbours

Ten strangers in a room use theatre to name the challenges that our community faces. They create a play about those challenges, their gift to you. Facilitator Sheila Christie also teaches Applied Thea...

Geecomics & Riverview Art Club

Geecomics is a 16 year old artist living in Sydney. She has a specific interest in the comic book industry. Riverview High School Art Club meets weekly & provides an opportunity for students to explor...

Jared Perry

Jared Perry was born and raised in PEI. After receiving a BFA from Mount Allison University (NB), he has been active in the Charlottetown art community. Working primarily in painting and drawing, Perr...

Jason Skinner

Jason is a Halifax based multi-disciplinary artist and award winning illustrator. He finds inspiration in humour, humility and positivity and focuses on projects that have a flare for upbeat community...

Jem Cohen

Cohen’s films are in the collections of NYC's Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum and have been broadcast by PBS, Arte, and the Sundance Channel. Jem Cohen has also collaborated with musicians inc...

Julien Strasfeld

Julien Strasfeld is a photographer and filmmaker who lives in New Waterford, on Cape Breton Island. He previously contributed to Lumière in 2015 and has also shown work in Sackville, NB, New Glasgow,...

Kate Ward

Kate Ward is an Australian interdisciplinary artist whose interests include textiles, ceramics, jewellery, printmaking and intermedia. She is the recipient of numerous international scholarships, resi...

Kelly Caseley

I use everyday objects in unexpected ways. Using something as recognizable and approachable as balloons to alter the landscape and change the experience of the space. I don't tell stories but rather s...

Lumière Lantern Parade

The Lantern Parade Project was created in partnership with SchoolsPlus, a provincial organization that supports children, youth and families, and SPEC Drama, an after school group active in theatre, a...

Pamela Johnson

Pamela Johnson is an artist with a background in community theatre, improv, writing and visual art. She weaves social justice into her art as an extension of her work as an educator in women's leaders...

Perspective Art Studio

Perspective Art Studio is a group of youth artists who are filled with creativity and high energy. This group pushes themselves each year to come up with new and exciting ways to show the impact that...


RELAYS (Resiliency Education Leadership Adventure and Youth Service) is a project that works with youth between the ages of 12 and 17. There are sites in six communities across the CBRM. The project's...

SchoolsPlus Glace Bay

The focus of SchoolsPlus is to support students and families by helping them attain effective services that meet their identified needs. Joey MacNeil is a multimedia artist and a substitute art teache...

Sean Howard and Basma Kavanagh

Sean has published three collections of poetry. He is adjunct professor of political science at Cape Breton University and a frequent contributor to local media on issues of war, peace and the environ...

Targett family

The Targett family loves to combine technology and art. From Rube Goldberg machines to video games, we're happiest when we're using STEM concepts to build fun and interesting projects that incorporate...

The Art Room

The Art Room is an artist-run non-profit studio located in the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation. Its mission is to promote and enjoy creative art making and contribute to community engagement and...

The Dead Puppets Society

Dead Puppets Society came together through their interest in writing and theatre, typically in the arena of horror-theatre with projects such as Tales from the Bottom of the Well, Frankenstein, and Bl...

think tank collective

think tank collective (Nicole MacDougall & Carina Magazzeni) supports the rigorous process of the contemporary worker by providing a space for collective and productive wellness, amidst a work hard, p...

Tonia Di Risio

Multimedia artist, Tonia Di Risio has exhibited across Canada. She is a member of the Red Head Gallery and part of Alchemy, an artist residency devoted to exploring the synergy between art and cooking...

Ukuleles Unlimited

Ukuleles Unlimited group is part of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. Under director Suzanne Doane, music teacher at Brookland Elementary and a Ukulele Consultant in Canada, the program...


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