Arts on the Avenue Festival
Welcome to our 25th Annual Arts on the Avenue Festival!
We are celebrating art, all kinds of art, on August 26th, 2023 with our evening Art Jam and August 27th, 2023 with out Arts on the Avenue Market. See what artists will be participating this year by clicking "THE LINE-UP" on the website menu above.
It all takes place on First Avenue Ladysmith. Art Jam (formerly know as Light Up the Night) takes place from 6 PM-9:30 PM and is designed as a fun family event on a Saturday evening in August. We encourage people to stay up late, bring the family and enjoy downtown Ladysmith, and art. Art Jam will include a paint competition, live music, kids area and interactive art stations for the whole family to enjoy. From 7:30 PM-9:30 PM there will be a street dance and beer garden.
Early on Sunday morning, artists gather with coffee in one hand and original art in the other, ready for you. This festival art market is an art collector's dream. Wander the street and see what artists have brought this year. From original paintings, jewelry, fabric art, carving, Indigenous-made art and more, you will not be disappointed. The air is filled with music, the streets are lined with art and there is a kids' art space where young artists create their own one-of-a-kind work to take home! The market on Sunday is from
10 AM-4 PM.
Curious where you can eat while visiting Ladysmith? During the festival the Ladysmith Lions Club Snack Shack will be onsite. As well, we have so many great local restaurants you can visit. Click the link here to get a google map and list of local restaurants that are open either Saturday and Sunday. We will also post a list at the event. Plan to grab a snack, we have a picnic area under two tents (by the library) where you can bring your takeout and still enjoy the festival.
Saturday August 26th
6 PM -9:30 PM
Evening Art Jam
Sunday August 27th
Arts on the Avenue Market
Road Closure Notice
1st Avenue will be closed from
Warren Street to Buller Street starting on Saturday, the 26th of August at 3:00pm until Sunday August 27th at 5:30pm.
Thank you for your understanding!
Bylaw 1155 No Pets
Arts on the Avenue does not permit dogs.
We love to spend time with our dogs and we know you like to take them everywhere too.
However, for the safety of all involved
please leave your dogs at home.
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