placemaking halifax

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So simple, yet so satisfying. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face. That’s our inspiration for why we do what we do.

At PBJ Design Society, we aim to energize communities by turning everyday places into unexpected destinations through art, activities and events. We use simple and familiar materials to quickly beautify public spaces across Nova Scotia.

In our early days, we began to explore how small public art projects can gather people, promote local businesses, and foster creativity. We became known for our #PlayMeHFX pianos but also played with yarn-bombing, pop-up markets, and chalk festivals!

The success of these small-scale projects has propelled us to create larger, longer lasting projects that will have even greater impacts on our communities. This summer, we are working hard to bring murals painted by local artists, active transportation projects, and community building events to the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Annapolis Valley. We are excited to hear your stories about how you use public space and what ideas you have for how we can make Nova Scotia an exciting place to play.

We know that small things can make a big impact. All we do is add a dash of creativity and a pinch of beauty to the right places and watch as the community comes together. We do what we do to help grow local businesses and spark community pride. But most importantly, we do what we do to bring a smile to your face.