**** Independent Living Nova Scotia Release
Independent Living Nova Scotia’s Art of Disability Festival will showcase Nova Scotian artists with disabilities and their art on August 11 at the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market located at 1496 Lower Water Street.
Admission to the Festival is free to the public and welcomes attendees of all ages, abilities, and walks of life. This event is also wheelchair accessible and will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and sighted-guides. Additionally, there will be a low sensory area.
“This is a great opportunity for talented artists with disabilities to come together and exhibit their art for the general public,” Carrie Ernst, Executive Director of ILNS, says. “This annual event is also a terrific way to create an accessible and inclusive environment that everyone can enjoy.”
The Festival will feature a wide range of artistry, including paintings, handmade cards, fabric and knitted items, baked goods, poetry, music, and much more as well as performance art acts throughout the event!
“The Art of Disability Festival is an opportunity to break down the barriers between accessibility and art, providing a safe and inclusive environment to learn, share, and celebrate the diversity of the Halifax Regional Municipality and Nova Scotia as a whole,” Asia Holloway, Festival Coordinator at ILNS, says.
This event wouldn’t be possible without sponsorship from the Downtown Halifax Business Commission as well as partnerships with the Halifax Brewery Farmers Market, Develop Nova Scotia and a variety of other local businesses.