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Arts on the Avenue Festival

Welcome to our 26th Annual Arts on the Avenue Festival!


We are celebrating art, all kinds of art, on August 24th, 2024 with our evening Art Jam and August 25th, 2024 with out Arts on the Avenue Market


It all takes place on First Avenue Ladysmith. Art Jam  takes place from 4 PM-8 PM and is designed as a fun family event on a Saturday evening in August.  We encourage people to 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.


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. 

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Saturday August 24th

4 PM -8 PM

Evening Art Jam



Sunday August 25th 


Arts on the Avenue Market

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Road Closure Notice

1st Avenue will be closed from

Warren Street to Buller Street starting on Saturday, the 24th of August at 1:00pm until Sunday August 25th 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.


Thank you!

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~Proudly Sponsored By~

BC Arts Council & The Province of BC

BC Arts Council  & The Province of BC

Be Creative Arts Supplies "This years Platinum Sponsor"

Be Creative Arts Supplies "This years Platinum Sponsor"

Ladysmith Downtown Business Association

Ladysmith Downtown Business Association

Town of Ladysmith

Town of Ladysmith

Market 2 All

Market 2 All

Nanaimo Airport

Nanaimo Airport

Ladysmith & District Credit Union

Ladysmith & District Credit Union

Pharmasave Ladysmith

Pharmasave Ladysmith
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