Night of Art

Poster with Niagara Falls night of art dates and details

Come join us as we celebrate local musicians, artists, and the vibrant culture of Niagara! The Niagara Falls Night of Art is a free, family-friendly event that will include art installations, art exhibitions, live music, and hands-on interactive crafts and activities for all ages. With many local artists ranging in talents from music, photography, poetry and literature, to visual and avant-garde art, there is certainly something for everyone! Food from local restaurants and onsite vendors will be available for purchase so be sure to come hungry! Come on out and enjoy the fun!   

Calls for artists go out in April or May each year.  Please contact the Niagara Falls History Museum if you have questions.

Call for Artists!

The City of Niagara Falls is proud to host the 8th annual Niagara Falls Night of Art! This event is a 4 hour Thursday evening event with an attendance of 400-800 people. As always, the event is taking place at the Niagara Falls History Museum, the Niagara Falls Farmers Market, and the surrounding Main and Ferry Streets area.

What are we looking for?

Installation & Performance Artists of all mediums – including visual, audio/visual, immersive, performance artists, and any other creative artform – are invited to submit a proposal outlining their involvement in the Night of Art. We welcome mixed media pieces, interactive and audience engagement works, and hands on activities promoting an artistic experience. We want artists of all types to submit their ideas. Negotiations regarding artist fees or reimbursement for supplies will happen during the selection and follow-up process. Night of Art has previously paid installation artists between $250 and $1500.

Artists/Artisans interested in displaying and selling pieces are encouraged to apply. Artists/Artisans are responsible for having someone stationed at their display, and are required to handle all sales independently. Applications may also include hands-on or interactive activities.

A small fee of $20 will be charged to those artists/artisans selected to display and sell their work. Display spaces are available outside - in the Niagara Falls Farmers Market area, and are approximately 10’x10’ – or inside the Niagara Falls History Museum (spaces will differ depending on location). If needed, tables and chairs will be provided. Artists/artisans are encouraged to provide extra table lighting for their display.

Selection Procedure
Proposals will be carefully reviewed and selected to ensure a wide variety of mediums and artistic interactions are included. Standard conflict of interest guidelines apply.

Artists are asked to submit their proposals by email to nfnoa@niagarafalls.ca.  All proposals must be submitted no later June 30th at midnight.

In your proposal, please include:

  1. Full name, mailing address, and phone number
  2. How you want to be involved: Installation & Performance Artist OR Artist/Artisan
  3. A brief description of your concept
  4. A short biography
  5. A list of technical requirements (electricity, etc.)
  6. Four (4) digital images, a web link, or video documentation representing your work

All proposals will receive individual follow-up regardless of outcome. Niagara Falls Museums will not take commission from any sales happening at Night of Art. Additionally, this event is rain or shine which means the event will continue regardless of the weather. For more information, please contact: nfnoa@niagarafalls.ca

Below are the details of the 2018 event

Our temporary gallery will be transformed by the wonderful imaginations of Brainkite.  You will not want to miss this installation. It will also be available on September 21st and 22nd for museum visitors.

 

Updates will be on our Facebook event page

fancy bikes as part of the bike parade with the back of the museum showing and cars moving down the road
Night Of Art in the Farmers Market

Night Of Art in the Farmers Market

Installation by Emily Andrews in the Niagara Falls History Museum

Installation by Emily Andrews in the Niagara Falls History Museum in 2013


Live graffitti art and music during the Night of Art

Live graffitti art and music during the Night of Art

2018 Art Installations by:

2018 Artist Displays, interactives & Vendors

2018 Musical performances by:

2018 performances by:

Food & Beer Vendors

Joan Nicks will also be talking about the Fall Museum Film Series

We will be adding more as they confirm.

Check out some videos of past year's nights