August 18 - 20, 2023

THIRD SHIFT is a contemporary art festival presented by Third Space, a not-for-profit artist-run centre in Saint John, New Brunswick, that includes temporary installations, interventions, performances, projections, and events. 

Created as a platform for new experiences and communal exchange, THIRD SHIFT aims to offer Saint John citizens and visitors to the city a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary art and re-imagine urban space.

Photo (left): ‘LAVA’ by Lex Stephenson

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Friday, August 18th: THIRD SHIFT Art Works After Dark (nighttime exhibition of installations, projections, & performances)

Saturday, August 19th: THIRD SHIFT Day Shift (workshops) & Third Watch (nighttime screenings)

Sunday, August 20th: THIRD SHIFT Conversations (artist talks & panels)


THIRD SHIFT is an evolving project and labour of love for Third Space. We’re proud that over the last eight years it has grown into an annual festival made possible through generous community support. Thank you to this year’s funders and sponsors!