Welcome to Nocturne

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Kjipuktuk/Halifax between 6 p.m. and midnight the week after the October long weekend. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Mi'kma'ki/Nova Scotia.

Nocturne, designed and planned largely by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Kjipuktuk/Halifax in a whole new light.

Highlights from Nocturne's 2019 festival - video credit: ONLY ISSUE -
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Nocturne's Mandate

The objective of the organization is to present critical and relevant art event(s) of a high artistic and professional standard that focuses on the strengths of the local art community which includes a regional, national and international representation.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

  • Mission

    Nocturne: Art at Night celebrates contemporary professional art in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Through our festival and additional programming, we use art as a catalyst for connection.

  • Vision

    Nocturne: Art at Night is the premier art experience in a thriving community.

  • Values
    • Creative and Artistic Excellence
    • Professionalism
    • Inclusion, Diversity & actively holding an Anti-oppressive framework
    • Collaboration and Team Work
    • Sustainability
    • Innovation
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Festival Policies

In addition to our Mission, Vision & Values, Nocturne has many festival policies that help guide the organization, employees, Board of Directors, and volunteers.