Sinead Dubeau is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia whose work has been published both locally and internationally.

Along with running her own photography business, Sinead also mentors other photographers in the industry.

Her true to life, colourful, film-inspired style is the perfect way to complement your wedding or portrait session, and she aims to capture timeless images that you will treasure for years to come.

Check her out @sineaddubeau

PINEO & LOEB are an award-winning Canadian electronic music duo, creating and playing uplifting, funky and high-energy songs. Together they blur genre boundaries uniting electronic, dance, hip-hop, rock fans and more.

With chart-topping remixes, collaborations and support from BBC Radio 1, Virgin and CBC Radio, PINEO & LOEB hit a balance of pure party fun and artistic ambition. Their music can also be heard on multiple major network television series (Netflix, Fox, etc.).

Their DJ sets and shape-shifting live shows feature an array of guest performers, from hype MC’s to Celtic Fiddlers and everything in between. Notable festival performances include Bamboo Bass, Valhalla Sound Circus, Future Forest, Conexion Beach Festival, Curiosity, and Evolve to name a few. PINEO & LOEB recently released “Body Right” with fellow Canadian, Rumpus on Mixfeed / Suitor Records and it has just passed the half a million mark.

When things return to normal, they plan to continue touring extensively across Canada and abroad so look out for them in a city near you! Get ready to go on a journey through time and space to experience the soul of the 20th century with the sheen of the 21st!

Check them out @pineoandloeb

Ashley Palmer is a digital illustrator, crafting enthusiast and overall art lover. She was born in Kentville, raised in Truro, and now resides in Halifax, NS. She is a mom to a 4-year-old girl named Lennan who inspires her to create every day.

Currently, her artistic endeavours are considered a side project and hobby as she works full time in the financial world. Ashley plans to continue to hone in on her digital skills and pursue them on a more serious level when time permits.

If you’d like to follow her creative journeys, you can find her on Instagram:

@ashleypalmerrr
@homedrawngoods

Wendy Friedman has owned Biscuit General Store, a clothing and gift store, since 1996.

After being accepted to Parsons and FIT at 17, but with not a cent to her name, Wendy had to learn the fashion business on the job, from the ground up.  She worked as a store manager, showroom sales rep, fashion show producer, then designer and production manager before returning to her true love; creating and editing a retail environment.

The store launched an in-house brand, Bonanza by Biscuit, in 2012.

In 2014, Wendy followed another passion and opened The Independent Mercantile Co. on Gottingen Street, in the North End neighbourhood she has called home for over 20 years.

This shop offers a curated selection of home décor, barware, gifts and cooking inspirations. Her interests include travel, hosting, art, culture and community.

Check her out @biscuitgeneral

Julie Hollenbach is a queer woman of German ancestry born on unceded Syilx territory, now living and working in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Julie is an artist, writer, curator, and educator. She holds a PhD from Queen’s University in Art History for her research on craft as a social practice.

I always learn something new every time we chat and this time was no different.

Check her out @j.hollenbacchanal

An upcoming Canadian singer/songwriter with a folk-pop flavour, Keats Conlon takes after her poet namesake, painting pictures in thin air and spilling her heart to any audience she encounters.

She has lived and played in multiple cities across Canada, recently released her FACTOR funded EP “Pastel Portraits”, and has collaborated in bands and projects with a variety of talented Canadian artists.

Alternately sweet and devastating, delicate and playful, prepare for visceral songs that you won’t want to end.

Check her out @keatsconlon

Hasmeet Singh Chandok is an IT professional in the morning and a multi-faceted creative soul by the evening, who believes in the power of Joyful Activism. He has been involved in founding and running social enterprises for the last 15 years. He has been communicating his ideas to the world through dance and public speaking.

Presently he, along with his team, is working on an art-based activism organization namely “Maritime Bhangra Group” based out of Halifax and Toronto.

Check him out @singhsvoyage

www.singhsvoyage.com

Shanii22 is a Syrian-Lebanese breakthrough artist in the local and international music industry.

Now based out of Halifax Shanii22 brings a cluster of combatting personalities with a diverse take on music.

His multicultural upbringing is truly translated through his music, aiming to combine different hip-hop cultures from across the globe while shedding light on their unique qualities.

Check him out @shanii22

Tasha Tonks is a tattoo artist and the owner of Three of Swords Tattoo Parlour.

After extensive travel throughout Canada and the US Tasha has settled down in her hometown on Halifax, NS.

She opened Three of Swords Tattoo Parlour, a safe space open to anyone with a love for traditional tattoos.

Check her out @tashaterror