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.

Arts, Culture & Museum Committee

The Arts, Culture & Museum 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 Arts, Culture & Museum 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.

Culture Forum

In November of 2015, the first Cultural Summit was held at the MacBain Community Centre. The public, artists and cultural organizations were invited to participate in dialogue about the next steps in the City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan.  The results of those meetings will assist in the development of the short term goals for the Culture Plan. Thanks to the Niagara Community Foundation for their support of this summit.  The 2016 Forum will be held on October 13th at 7 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre.  
Check out the notes from the 2016 meeting.

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

  • 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: Winter Film Series; Political Players on Screen

Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

THE CONTENDER 126 mins Rated 14A Outstanding performance by Joan Allen, in the role of a senator, and contender for Vice-President, threatened by a male-driven system blinded by privilege. Outstanding cast includes Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Sam Elliott. Awards: Numerous nominations, Best Actor, Best Actress.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series; Political Players on Screen website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Lundy's Lane Historical Society

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

Join the Lundy's Lane Historical Society for a meeting open to the public. Following the meeting, Dr. Richard Merritt will present about "The Six Nations and the British Indian Department, 1756-1867: A Century of Misplaced Trust".

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Lundy's Lane Historical Society website link

Live by the Falls presents Honeymoon Suite

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Scotiabank Convention Centre

Live by the Falls presents Honeymoon Suite on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7:30 p.m. at Scotiabank Convention Centre. A Canadian hard rock band formed in 1981 in Niagara Falls, their name is a nod to the unofficial honeymoon capital of the world. Tickets for this show start at $32 (plus taxes and fees) and are available now.

Live by the Falls presents Honeymoon Suite website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. 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: Family Craft Night

Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

Reptiles invaded the Museum over March Break, and some of them are still here! Create your own colour-shifting chameleon and see if it can blend into anything in the galleries!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Family Craft Night website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. 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

Annual Tree Seedling Sale Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Rd

Local residents, businesses, and schools are encouraged to plant native trees to help restore health to our urban environment. For only $5.00 each, the following native seedlings can be purchased: Eastern Hemlock, White Pine, Red Oak, Tulip, & Bitternut Hickory. Residents can pre-order 5 to 25 seedlings with prepayment at the MacBain Community Centre or the Gale Centre from April 1st-23rd.

Annual Tree Seedling Sale Day website link

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Niagara Falls Public Library - Victoria Avenue Branch

The Niagara Falls Horticultural Society will be hosting their annual plant sale at the Victoria Avenue Public Library branch on Saturday, May 25. Sales are open to the public until inventory lasts.

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale website link