Night of Art

2017 Night of Art poster

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!   

Poster above and details below were from our fantastic 2017 event.  Stay tuned for the 2018 details.  If you are an artist and interested in displaying, please stay tuned or sign up for our Museum enewsletter or "Cultural Currents" enewsletter to stay informed.

2018 Event is - September 20th 


Niagara Falls Night of Art
Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Call for Artists
Deadline for proposals: June 30, 2018

The City of Niagara Falls is proud to host the 7th annual Niagara Falls Night of Art! 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.

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.

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. 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 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.

For more information, please contact:


2017 Art Installations by:

Emily Andrews

Melody Sargent

Ashley Marazzo

Dawn Marie MacSporran

Marcus Fessler

Dougie Hayz


2017 Artist Displays, interactives & Vendors

Victoria Morinello

John Sturtz

Jaswinder Singh

Eric Gervais & Teela Airdrie

Megan Jesik

Two Wolves Press

Brianne Casey

Juice Willis

Janet Zylstra

Grey Borders

Felix & Joshua Abcede

Stacy Thomas

We will be adding more as they confirm


Check out some videos of past year's nights.



2017 Musical performances by:

Katy Gatta 6:00 p.m.

Matt Meagher 7:00 p.m. 

Oscar Anderson-Shortt (DRFTR) 8:00 p.m. 

Road Waves 9:00 p.m.

Food & Beer Vendors

Wandering Gourmet

The Best Samosa and More

Oma's Cauldron

Awsum Day Café

Rolling Scones Bakery

Brimstone Brewing Company

Regal Diner 
with art displays by Sara Lou Stuart and Heather Fraser (live drawing) and music by the Antiqs

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

Art Installation, Performance Art, Demos and Live Music

Art Installation, Performance Art, Demos and Live Music