The 2004 Preston Cultural Festival
Carrying on the Dream

The Preston Cultural Festival - is a major celebration of the arts, culture and people of the Preston area (communities of East Preston, North Preston and Cherry Brook/Lake Loon - the largest and one of the oldest African Nova Scotian communities in Canada). The Festival was conceived in 2000 by a committee of the Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia and the North Preston Cultural Association. A series of small events (including a storytelling performance, art exhibition and cultural show) were organized in the spring of 2000 at various locations in HRM. This served as a precursor to the Festival program.