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Waterfront walk a tour of local culture

The clanking of heavy tools can often be heard outside Fairwinds Maritime Artisans on the Halifax waterfront.

The clanking of heavy tools can often be heard outside Fairwinds Maritime Artisans on the Halifax waterfront.

Scott Hamlin, a blacksmith, was set up outside of the shop yesterday attracting attention from boardwalk passersby. It is not uncommon to see local artists outside of Fairwinds, which sells local art, handmade jewelry and trinkets.

“People come here for the atmosphere,” said Sue Warren, manager of the shop.

Like many of the businesses along the Halifax Harbour waterfront, Warren is a seasonal vendor.

At Amos Pewter, Sebastien McSween pours hot silver liquids into moulds to create pewter designs and handcrafts. The shop is new to the waterfront, along with seafood vendor The Battered Fish.

Also new to the waterfront this year are three kiosks located next to Bishops Landing. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has set up a retail shop that is borrowing Maud Lewis’ painting style for its exterior.

Next door is Choose Canadian Quality Made Products that sells merchandise made in Canada.

 
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