We are excited to announce that Kentville Business Community has partnered with Town of Kentville and Tides Contemporary Art Gallery to run Kentville’s inaugural mural festival #weARTkentville!!
The festival will take place July 23-25, and all activities will be outside and follow COVID-19 protocols.
We have some fantastic mural sites secured, and now we are looking for talented artists to make our town vibrant and colorful! The theme for the festival is ‘Tell Your Story’ and while anyone can apply, we are giving special encouragement to artists or teams of artists who are underrepresented in public spaces or have a connection to the community.
The deadline to apply is June 25th, and artists or artist teams will be notified on July 1st.
Are you an artist, but are not familiar with mural-making? That’s OK too – we will be running a workshop for any artists that need assistance!

Festival of Flowers is a friendly flower display competition in downtown Kentville, occurring every June. Businesses and organizations can apply for funding to compete for the coveted David White Trophy – a prize given to the most outstanding floral display in the summer, and most spirited holiday display in December.

Festival of Flowers grants are $100, and are given to 25 businesses on a first come, first served basis.

Eligibility for funding:

  • A visible street front location in downtown Kentville
  • Flowers displayed by June 14th, 2021
  • Remit receipts for flower display purchases before June 30th to info@kentvillebusiness.ca

How to Apply:

Contact info@kentvillebusiness.ca to express interest. The first 25 businesses and organizations to apply will receive funding.

Façade  Improvement Program

The Kentville Façade Improvement Program is a joint endeavor between KBC and the Town of Kentville with the goal of re-designing and upgrading downtown business and organization facades to bring renewed vibrancy to the downtown area and reflect the town’s brand, “A Breath of Fresh Air”.

For the 2021/2022 phase of the program, we are offering two streams of funding – one for property owners and one for new business owners! The deadline to apply is December 31st, 2021. The Façade Program Committee will vet applications on a first come, first served basis, until the funding is depleted.

Visit our Façade Program page for more information.