PHOTOS: Super Nova Art Fest comes to life

Event raised more than $5,000 for Halifax NS Down Syndrome Society

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Man paints a picture of a lighthouse with yarn.
caption Rug hooking artist Elliot MacNeil leads a demonstration at the festival.
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Local artists put their work on display to raise money for the Halifax NS Down Syndrome Society during Saturday’s Super Nova Art Fest. 

Team Possibles Art Collective, a program of the Down Syndrome Society, has been operational since 2007, led by artist and educator Renee Forrestall. The event, which attracted about 300 people, was held at St. Mary’s Boat Club. 

The art featured at the festival spanned media, with paintings, prints, felt and yarn art, and clothing for sale. Artists who experience Down syndrome showcased their work to celebrate the beauty and richness of their community.

The artists raised more than $5,000 from their original art.

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The evening finished with a fashion show and live performance by DJ Ed.

Man holds a painting and smiles
caption Artist Adam Bauld proudly holds up his work.
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Girl picks up print at art show to check price.
caption A crowd of about 300 gathered over the course of the day to purchase prints, paintings and clothing.
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Mannequin with hand painted clothing by artist Marie Webb.
caption The festival featured hand-painted clothing by artist Marie Webb.
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Two people crouch to inspect the paintings.
caption Attendees were able to get up close to the artists’ creations.
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A group of three women gather around an artist painting a picture with yarn.
caption The event featured a live demonstration in rug hooking, led by Elliot MacNeil.
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Painting with Post-It saying 'Sold'
caption Proceeds raised by the festival topped $5,000.
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A group of 3 artists gather and smile for the camera.
caption William Brewer, Marie Webb and Elliot MacNeil celebrate their work on display.
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Jacqueline Newsome

Jacqueline is a proud King's Master's student from Toronto who loves to write about matters of public safety.

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