Hold Fast Contemporary Art Festival

St. John's

Hold Fast is a four-day celebration of contemporary art practice held in August in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Now entering its 17th year, Hold Fast is the province's only festival dedicated to contemporary art practice. Regular events are free and open to all. Hold Fast invites works across an array of media including: installation, performance, screenings, artist talks, dance, community events and artist-led workshops for people of all ages.

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Dates of Operation

  • Aug 16-19, 2018


  • Daytime entrance free or by donation, evening special events $5-$20.
  • Payment Options
    • American Express
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    • MasterCard
    • PayPal
    • Visa


  • French Language
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