August 17 to August 24
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Feb. 11, 2017 to Feb. 3, 2018 Dance serves many functions, from simple pleasure in movement to religious devotion and ritual. This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection at RiverBrink, includes artists’ renderings of dancers and dances in various forms. Among the Canadian examples include early folk dance and Indigenous performances rec…


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February 11, 2017 to February 3, 2018 William Pars’ Portrait of the Young Simcoe (1770-75) is showcased alongside watercolours by Elizabeth Simcoe in this exhibition which celebrates the 1783 Act Against Slavery.  The Act was an important step toward limiting slavery in the Canadas and is considered Simcoe’s most important achievement…


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Opening Spring 2017 The 2003 donation of this portfolio of prints significantly increased the number of works by members of the Group in the RiverBrink collection. The photolithographs, published by Rous & Mann in 1925, were an early project in the history of reproductions of work by Group members in Canada. Image detail: Lawren Harris, Moun…


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May 18 to September 16 2017 The unification of the provinces of British North America as the Dominion of Canada was a significant political event in the early history of Canada. With a special focus on Canada West in the 1850’s and 60’s, this exhibition provides a glimpse of the land and people on the eve of Confederation. Image deta…


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Join Niagara Falls Town Crier Patrick Sirianni and discover the historical flavour of the city’s Main & Ferry business area. Tours are based on the posters made for local businesses for the Library’s Canada 150: Niagara Falls Then and Now project. Advance registration is recommended. Please meet in front of the Drummond Hill Presbyt…


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Arts Place Gallery Member Tim Francis exhibits his work in “Both Sides of Tim Francis – Egg Temperas and Collages”. Tim continues to amaze viewers with his intricate and elaborate artwork. The messages he presents in his paintings are thoughtful and complex yet offer a clear statement. The reception for Tim’s Exhibit takes place Saturday, A…


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Sign up for a half-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun! Art projects will include drawings, paintings, sculptures and more using professional art supplies and tools in our studio. Lessons will be supported by visual examples from art history or artworks in our gallery. Campers will spend some time outside with plein-air paintin…


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Learn to paint in the plein-air (open air) style (weather permitting) and in-studio painting from plein-air studies and/or photographs. A class for students of all levels interested in painting outdoors at various locations in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Students will learn how to mix using a limited palette, paint quick studies using loose brushwork in o…


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by Norm Foster directed by Patricia Vanstone Starring Melanie Janzen (Here on the Flight Path, Foster Festival 2016), Catherine McGregor (15 seasons, Shaw Festival) and Peter Krantz (28 seasons, Shaw Festival) A little love and a little mystery. This Norm Foster world premiere is full of laughs! American widow Iris Oulette and her good friend Na…


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A Community Oral History of Stamford. Niagara Falls Public Library and Niagara Falls Museums are partnering to conduct round table local history discussions based on the photos from Canada 150: Niagara Falls - Then and Now. Please come and share your stories of the city through the years, and help us preserve our oral history for future generations…


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Join Niagara Falls Town Crier Patrick Sirianni and discover the historical flavour of the city’s Main & Ferry business area. Tours are based on the posters made for local businesses for the Library’s Canada 150: Niagara Falls Then and Now project. Advance registration is recommended. Please meet in front of the Drummond Hill Presbyt…


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Learn to use the pottery wheel to create cups and bowls and try different handbuilding techniques to explore different forms. You will be introduced to several methods of decoration and will learn to glaze your own work. Students will work with instructor Kayla Benner to create 5 finished pieces, including three pieces made on the wheel, and two h…


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The Niagara Historical Society celebrates Canada’s 150 with a series of talks exploring settlement, immigration and refuge in Niagara-on-the-Lake. MARCH 16 | RICK HILL | First Nations APRIL 20 | ALF REDEKOPP | Mennonites in Niagara: history and contributions MAY 18 | NATASHA HENRY | Tracing Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Black History Roots J…


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On display May 15 to October 31, 2017 An exhibition exploring settlement, immigration and refuge in Niagara-on-the-Lake for Canada’s 150th. Topics include: First Nations, Loyalists, Black History, Irish immigration, Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate refuge, Home Children, Mennonites, Polish soldiers and more.


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The LR Wilson Heritage Research Archives is happy to announce another summer of historical walking tours! Every Friday in July will feature two tours a day - 10AM and 6PM. The walking tour will explore the historic area of West Street and give insight to the daily lives and interesting facts of those living alongside the Welland Canal through the y…


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Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Showboat Festival Theatre presents this fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favourite detective solving his most notorious case. Recommended for ages 15 and up.


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Visit us on any given day and you will be welcomed by one of our artist / proprietors who will be happy to assist you. All works are available to purchase, however, we also welcome those who simply desire to have a peek at what our Niagara artists are making. This month, we’re featuring the work of local artists Rey Baecher, Floyd El Zinger,…


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Walking tours of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake Saturdays and Sundays from June through September. Participants meet at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park (at the end of King Street) for an hour long walk through town. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the Niagara Historical Museum.


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Welcome to Niagara’s newest event, the Welland Antique and Artisan Market!! Join us in our love for all things rusty, vintage and handmade. The Welland Antique and Artisan Market will take place Sundays(check our dates) at Welland’s Historic Market Square.  Supporting local artisans, entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses is at the heart o…


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Join us in the gallery each month for a presentation by a local resident, followed by a lively discussion about the life and times of a famous or infamous person from the past. 15 January - Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Welsh painter, draughtsman, etcher of the Post-Impressionist school. 19 February - Catherine the Great (1762-96), Russian Em…


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Two very special acts will improvise performances based on suggestions from the audience: “Scared Scriptless” is a local troupe who will be performing short Improv games reminiscent of games performed on the hit show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The second act will be performed by an Improv team from Toronto named “Wha…


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Sign up for a full-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun! Art projects will include drawings, paintings, sculptures and more using professional art supplies and tools in our studio. Lessons will be supported by visual examples from art history or artworks in our gallery. Campers will spend some time outside with plein-air paintin…


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Enjoy the sounds of local musicians Wednesday nights from July 12 - 26 and August 16 - 30, 2017 as Montebello Park will be filled with music, so bring your blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy the evening air or grab a bite make a whole evening of it. Dine from Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Wagon or On The Bench and finish you meal with something swe…

August 17 to August 24