Welcome to the 2017 Pelham Art Festival!
Join us in the heart of Niagara to celebrate Canada 150 where artists will show you how they have been inspired by Canadian Artists. Visit us in this beautiful small town of Fonthill, cradled in the midst of wine and blossom country, to find a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend outing. Now in its 31st year, the Pelham Art Festival Artist and Artisans Show and Sale continues to be a premiere spring art exhibition in Southern Ontario. Over 70 juried fine art artists and artisans exhibit art ranging from original artworks in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and pottery, ceramics, segmented and turned wood, glass and jewellery. There is something for every taste and every budget.
Proceeds benefit Pelham Libraries, Art Scholarships, and Community Arts projects. The Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $425,000 back to the community.
EVENT SCHEDULE: Mother’s Day Weekend May 12th to the 14th, 2017
Opening Night – Friday, May 12th 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
The Opening Night evening allows you to have the first opportunity to admire and purchase your favourite pieces of artwork from the professional artists selected to participate in the Festival. Listen to live musical entertainment by the Juliet Dunn Trio, sample complimentary hors d’oeuvres catered and served by Welland's Rose City Kids and enjoy a glass of Niagara wine from our Wine Garden.
The Art Festival continues Saturday, May 13th, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
Stroll through aisles of delightful works of art as you search for the special piece of art that is perfect for you and pause to enjoy a delicious a la carte menu of food at our Salvador Deli catered by Churchhill Natural Meats, and Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe. Live musical entertainment and the Wine Garden continues on Saturday showcasing John Sherwood on piano and art related activities for children including the popular Art Scavenger Hunt will be featured for children.
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14th, 11.00 to 5.00 pm
Sunday is Mother's Day, a perfect day to invite your Mother to admire inspirational works of art and to select the perfect piece of art just for her, and take the opportunity to treat her to the Mother’s Day Brunch at our on site Salvador Deli catered by Churchhill Natural Meats, and Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe. The Wine Garden is open and live musical entertainment by Fernan Enriquez on pan flute creates a welcoming and melodic ambience. Activities for children including the Art Scavenger Hunt continue.
Admission & Ticket Information
Free admission for children age 12 and under.
Opening Night – Friday – 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm - $10.00 provides entry to the Art Show and Sale and includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres catered and served by Welland's Rose City Kids, cash wine bar, and live music by the Juliet Dunn Trio.
Saturday – 11.00 am to 5.00 pm – $5.00 for entry to the Show and Sale. Salvador Deli a la carte food catered by Churchhill Natural Meats, and Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe is available for purchase. The Wine Garden is open, and live music by John Sherwood on piano fills the air with art related activities for children including the popular Art Scavenger Hunt featured for children.
Sunday – 11.00 am to 5.00 pm – $5.00 entry fee for Show and Sale. A delicious a la carte luncheon catered by chef Ray Haymes from Churchhill Natural Meats and Rachael Haymes from Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe is available in the Salvador Deli area. An a la carte menu is also available, the Wine Garden is open, and live music by Fernan Enriquez on pan flute completes the experience while activities for children including the Art Scavenger Hunt continue.