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

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: The Green Book in Niagara

Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Online Programming

Explore the publication The Green Book; a travel-guide for the black community of friendly establishments, printed from 1936-1966. Learn more about the publication in general, as well as the Niagara establishments that advertised within it.Video will be released at 7pm on May 20, click on the link to watch: https://youtu.be/u3E2DAKUS_A

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: The Green Book in Niagara website link

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Battle Ground Hotel Deconstructed

Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Online Programming

Now operating as one of the City of Niagara Falls museums, we continue to learn about our early heritage tourism and emerging Canadian identity through the people who frequented the site and the objects they left behind. Dig deeper into BGH as we look at some archaeological findings. Check out the Events' Calendar for the link to the video: https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/events/calendar

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Battle Ground Hotel Deconstructed website link

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Coming Out Stories: Darryl Dyball, AKA Macy Manolo

Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
5810 Ferry Street

Join Falynn Shaw as she hosts a series of events for the LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. Darryl is a Niagara local and Macy Manolo has been fundraising with various 2SLGBT+ organizations over the past 15 years. She's Niagara's sassy red head, and always delivers an entertaining show. Click to register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kei9L2zIT3iDuERv6cYoqw

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Coming Out Stories: Darryl Dyball, AKA Macy Manolo website link

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Replay, Coming Out Stories Bif Naked

Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5810 Ferry Street

Take a look at this presentation which first aired this past March! Join Falynn Shaw as she hosts a series of events for the LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. Bif Naked reigns rock supreme as a Gold and Platinum selling recording artist, prolific songwriter, dynamic producer, and intuitive artist manager. YouTube Link to Presentation: https://youtu.be/8HpdqsR3nsQ

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Replay, Coming Out Stories Bif Naked website link

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Indigenous Symbolism in Beadwork

Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
5810 Ferry Street

Join us for a conversation with Samuel Thomas exploring the importance of the strawberry in Haudenosaunee culture. Sam is a member of the Cayuga Nation and a respected beadwork artist with pieces in the permanent collections of museums across Canada and the United States, including the ROM. Click on the link to register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jJfhBqqOSnWHKQ5OzpGyAQ

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Indigenous Symbolism in Beadwork website link

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Power of Music

Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
5810 Ferry Street

Join Phil Davis; an established local musician of Haudenosaunee decent whom partakes in Traditional Haudenosuanee songs, is a Pow Wow and Cree Round dance singer, and co-founder of the 7-piece blues/rock/funk/jazz jam band Ol'Child. Click on the link to register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8QfqzXDUQgyr7NrRMbYdQg

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