Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 30, 2023 — There are only two weeks to go until Scotia Festival of Music’s fall raffle, featuring a gorgeous, original painting by Maud Lewis, Nova Scotia’s iconic folk artist, valued at $40,000. The winner has the choice of taking the painting, or $32,000 cash!
One of Maud Lewis’s best-loved images, the painting shows three sleighs travelling through a winter wonderland towards a serene village. It has been authenticated by Ian Muncaster, owner of Zwicker’s Gallery in Halifax, and a Maud Lewis expert.
Maud Lewis has become a cultural icon in recent years, through the 2016 biopic Maudie featuring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Many thousands of people have gazed into her tiny painted house, now preserved in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Her paintings have increased greatly in value and are sought after by collectors.
Don’t miss your chance to own an authentic and original piece of Canadian history.
There are only 1,111 tickets at $100 each, or 3 for $250. The winner can either take the painting, or $32,000 cash.
Ticket purchasers may also buy tickets in a 50/50 draw, at $25 each, or 5 for $100.
To buy tickets, visit the Scotia Festival of Music’s lottery page or call (902) 429-9467.
The draw will be streamed live from the Music Room, on Thursday December 14, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. You will be able to watch on their website.
Proceeds from the draw will go to support the activities of Scotia Festival of Music, a 2-week festival of chamber music in Halifax, equally dedicated to performance and education. Scotia Festival has been presented annually since 1980.
Tickets are only available to residents of Nova Scotia.
Lottery license numbers:
Draw 1111: AGD-332829-23
50/50 Draw: AGD-332831-23