June 06 to June 13
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Visual Artists of Welland members are invited to be a part of the Welland Historical Museum Art Show which runs June 6th to July 18th and July 18th to August 24th with small opening receptions on June 6th and July 18th. Any questions on becoming a member (membership is $35) please contact Deedee Alexandre, Co-President via phone: 905 732 4782 or de…


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CARL BEAM: US AND EVERYTHING AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ARTIST CARL BEAM Opening Reception: Friday, January 11 at 5 P.M. Carl Beam (Ojibwe, 1943 – 2005), born Carl Edward Migwans, is one of the most important artists in Canadian Contemporary Art History, noted as the first Canadian of Native Ancestry to have his work pur…


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Carolyn Wren: Task at Hand Curated by Marcie Bronson May 24 to August 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23, 7 pm Artist Talk: Thursday, June 6, 7 pm For over twenty years, St. Catharines-based artist Carolyn Wren has explored the relationship between identity and place. Known for her large-scale drawings and relief prints that poetically…


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IN THE SOIL ARTS FESTIVAL IS AN EXPLOSION OF CREATIVITY IN DOWNTOWN ST. CATHARINES. The festival nurtures the creation of new work and provides intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience work by contemporary performing and literary artists, musicians and media artists. FIND: MUSIC, THEATRE, FILM, INSTALLATIONS, ONE-TIME HAPPENING…


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Explore the history of two unique neighbourhoods on Friday evenings in June at 6 pm.  Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.  Space is limited. June 7 - Queen Street Estates with Denise Ascenzo June 14 - Irish Town/Rye Park with Judy Thornton June 21 - Queen Street Estates with Denise Ascenzo June 28 – Irish Town/Rye Park wi…


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The Fort Erie-based Godfather of PowWow Step brings his groundbreaking mixture of electronic music and traditional songs to the Niagara Falls Public Library. Throughout his career he has grown more aware of the Indigenous way of life through his music, merging his heritage with his craft. Celebrate national Indigenous History Month with one of the…


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Everyone is welcome to attend this fun music trivia competition hosted by Shawn McCart. Bring your friends and family to create teams (tables of 10) and compete for prizes as you answer questions about your favourite colour and art related songs. Don’t worry if you have a smaller group, we will fit you in! We will have GREAT prizes for best c…


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Haunting tales echo off the walls of the old stone fort. Old Fort Erie is Canada’s bloodiest battlefield, so what better place to experience a chilling ghost tour? Tours start at 9 p.m. in the Welcome Centre with doors opening at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $7.50, no reservations required.


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Niagara Regional artists are invited to be a part of the Rose Festival/ Visual Artists of Welland Art Exhibition which runs June 8th to 9th for Youth 13-17 and June 10th to 16th for 18+ Adult competition, at the Seaway Mall, Welland. Awards presentation will be Sunday June 23 at Merritt Park, King St. Applications open for all Niagara Region artist…


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Join our guides for a walk through town, Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park.  Tickets are $10 and include Museum admission.  



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A brief look at Art History reveals the transformative power of art and its ability to awaken us to worlds both inside and out. Creativity invites us to connect with ourselves and others be it in a gallery art talk, an art class or an arts-based counselling setting (art therapy). By involving ourselves in art and imagination even in the simplest of…


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The Joe Lapinski Band presents “A Sum Of Its Parts” Music inspired by St. Catharines communities - past and present In the Soil Arts Festival - Performed for the first time! Saturday 8 June, 7pm - Odd Fellows Temple, 36 James Street, St. Catharines Joe Lapinski is proud to be launching a suite of new music, inspired by stories gathered about…


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Fête à la Française performed by Triomphe. Who doesn’t long for the warmth of the Côte D’azur, the charm of the impressionists or the timeless allure of Paris? Triomphe will perform evocative music for flute, harp and French horn. Music by Ravel, Debussy, Fauré amongst others will be featured. PERFORMERS Erica Goodman Harp Dougla…


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ART SHOW AND SALE presented by the Visual Artists of Welland at the Welland Historical Museum. Open for public viewing based on regular museum hours.  Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get to know some of your local artists. 1st showing June 6 -July 18. 2nd showing July 18-August 24. Meet and Greet for the second show is July 18 6- 8 p.…



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WEEKLY DROP-IN CLASSES WITH ROBIN NISBET Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 to 9:00pm at A Raven’s Nest in Port Colborne Join Robin for this beginning exploration/or refresher on the basics of painting. Using acrylic paints and mediums, we’ll explore individual art-making with intimate workshop-style classes. Each week, we’ll be covering eas…


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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets arranged on the floor represent land and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. The workshop helps people to understand how to coloniza…

June 06 to June 13