2021 FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
Since we do not know how long COVID -19 will continue to spread, we wish to keep artists, volunteers and the community of people who enjoy attending the Annual Pelham Art Festival safe. As we practice social distancing and spend more time at home to avoid spreading the virus, we urge everyone to look up each of the artists who were registered for the 2020 show and enjoy the 2020 Artists with their artwork online! Look for the regular Pelham Art Festival Facebook and Instagram posts showcasing the work of each artist on social media since we missed seeing them in person in May 2020 since the 2020 show needed to be cancelled.
The Pelham Art Festival Committee is now getting ready to present another wonderful show for 2021, provided it will be prudent to do so. Due to the ongoing unpredictability of COVID -19, the Committee will make every effort to find a safe way for artists to promote and sell their art and for the community and art lovers to enjoy beautiful art and purchase the pieces they choose and so that the fundraising efforts for the Pelham Library System, Pelham Arts Scholarships and community art projects can continue. This will require ingenuity and flexibility! At this time, we do not yet know what the format of the festival should be, but we are planning for a 2021 show.
We invite artists to register and apply to participate in the 2021 Pelham Art Festival, starting October 1, 2020 and hope to find a way to make the 34th Annual Mothers Day Pelham Art Festival a special event. We look forward to seeing you on May 7, 8, 9, 2021
if it is safe to do so!
Your Pelham Art Festival Committee
The Pelham Art Festival Committee is pleased to announce a theme for the 2021 Festival entitled Our Planet, Our Future More
Over 80 juried fine art artists and artisans exhibit art ranging from original artwork in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and segmented and turned wood, glass, ceramics, and jewellery. There is something for every taste and every budget.
Meridian Community Centre
Festival proceeds benefit the Pelham libraries, provides annual scholarships to graduating Pelham students pursuing studies in fine arts from E.L. Crossley Secondary School, Notre Dame College School, to Pelham students enrolled in the Art and Design Program at Niagara College, and the Festival supports various community arts projects. The Pelham Art Festival Show and Sale has proudly donated over $445,000 back to the community.