Arts & Culture

Night of Art 2015 showing the back of the Niagara Falls History Museum, artists in the Bike Parade and other activities taking place

Museums

The City of Niagara Falls is home to multiple museums.  Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum to get information about them and their locations and operating hours.

Culture Committee

The Culture Committee endeavours to promote an awareness of and appreciation for arts, cultural, and heritage activities within our community. The committee looks forward to connecting you with many talented organizations and persons in our city. They host art shows, awards ceremonies, provide funding, hold capacity workshops and have links with various Community Groups. Check out the Culture Committee page for details.

City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan

In 2015, City Council for Niagara Falls approved a Culture Plan to identify, leverage and strengthen the community’s cultural resources. It will result in a better awareness of the City’s cultural resources, an improved quality of life for residents, opportunities to recognize and develop the cultural sector as both a cultural asset and an economic engine, as well as create improved opportunities for artists and cultural organizations to network, and to showcase or exhibit their artistic talent.  We are in the process of getting the Culture Plan AODA compliant.  If you require such a copy please contact the city staff listed on this website. You can download a copy of the Plan here.

 

Arts & Culture - Wall of Fame

The Arts & Culture Committee's Purpose is to foster, develop and unite artistic and cultural activities in the community. Through an Arts & Culture Wall of Fame initiative the community will have the opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments of its past and present citizens, as well as the works of art that reflect the best of Niagara Falls. View the inductees to the Wall of Fame.

Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award In Memory of Barbara Frum

First awarded in 1992, the Barbara Frum Award is presented to an individual or an organization who has enhanced the quality of our lives by virtue of their "outstanding contribution to fostering and developing arts and culture opportunities in Niagara Falls.

The Barbara Frum Nomination Form is available in online.

Past Winners of the Barbara Frum Award

  • Wendy Leard (2019)
  • Angela Menotti (2018)
  • Elizabeth Manker (2017)
  • Micheal Madden (2016)
  • Philomena McCracken (2015)
  • Dr. John (Jock) Ainslie (2014)
  • Rick Rose (2013)
  • Derek Tidd (2012)
  • Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (2011)
  • John Anstruther (2009)
  • Elizabeth Detlor (2008)
  • Anthony J. Smith (2007)
  • Nancy Zimmerman (2005)
  • Niagara Concerts (2004)
  • Carmen Dix (2003)
  • Frances Corfield (2002)
  • Marjorie Slinn (2001)
  • Hilda Corkum (2000)
  • Sherman Zavitz (1999)
  • Egidio (Ed) Fantinel (1998)
  • Pamela Robb (1997)
  • Ruth Redmond (1996)
  • Adam Daniel White (1995)
  • Norma Potter (1994)
  • George and Olive Seibel (1994)
  • William S. Smeaton (1993)

Events Calendar

The City offers a Public Events Calendar for events happening in Niagara Falls.  View the events happening or submit your own community event to our calendar, free of charge. You can also visit CNiagara for a listing of culture events in the region.

Arts and Culture Events

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

February 20 March 5 & 19 @ 7pmJoin Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

February 27 @ 6:45pm MILLIONS LIKE US (Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder 1943, UK) 1hr/43 mins.Rated PG Drama. Famous British actresses play women conscripted into industrial factory work during WW II. This morale-boosting propaganda film stands today as a record of Britain's war effort at home and women's fashion tastes of the period. Digitally restored print.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series website link

@ the Museum presents: Sherman Zavitz Celebration

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

Join us as we celebrate the 25 year career of Sherman Zavitz as City Historian for the City of Niagara Falls. We will present a selection of his writings that highlight the way he brought history to life. Cash bar.

@ the Museum presents: Sherman Zavitz Celebration website link

@ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

March 5 & 19 @ 7pm Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!

@ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Community Yoga Series website link

@ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

NOTORIOUS (Alfred Hitchcock 1946, US) 1h/42 mins. Rated PG Noir drama/romance, classic Hitchcock thriller. The glamourous daughter of a convicted Nazi spy is recruited for a post-war, espionage mission in Rio de Janeiro. Romance with a government agent deepens the intrigue. With Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Several award nominations.

@ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Winter Film Series website link

March Break @ the Museum

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Join Club Rex this March Break for a hands-on exploration of dinosaurs & everything prehistoric at the Museum! 1 show on Saturday March 14, 2020 @ 11am & 2 daily show on March 17-20, 2020 @ 11am & 1pm Other activities Museum fun too! And, on March 17-20, finish the day off with a family movie @ 3pm. *No shows on Sunday the 15th or Monday the 16th*

March Break @ the Museum website link

@ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

March 19 @ 7pm Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!

@ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Community Yoga Series website link

@ the Museum Presents: The Elizabeth Lundy Knit and Crochet Society -The Poppy Project

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

This is an ongoing collaborative community art project in conjunction with Stick'N Needles Guild. The Museum needs your help to create a large scale installation of poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day.Members of the Stick'N Needles Guild will be on hand to help participants with the poppy patterns but please bring your own knitting needles and hooks.

@ the Museum Presents: The Elizabeth Lundy Knit and Crochet Society -The Poppy Project website link