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

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seneca Queen Theatre

Formed in 2008 in British Columbia, PIGS have spent nine years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Western Canada. PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans out East: the band will be crossing the country to perform selections from the entire Floyd catalog, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records.

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd website link

Crafternoons

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Stamford Centre Library, 3643 Portage Road

Join other crafters, knitters, crocheters and more for an afternoon of sharing and learning. Bring your tools and supplies and spend the afternoon sharing patterns, ideas and more.1

Crafternoons website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

October 19 @ 7pm Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety. 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

Library Lip Sync

Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Media Lab, Victoria Avenue Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue

Pick your song, choose your background, select your style and rock it out with our green screen. Let's see who can raise the roof in our recording studio. Registration is required. Ages 8+

Library Lip Sync website link

@ the Museum presents: Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

Friday, October 20, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Drummond Hill Cemetery 6110 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON

October 20, 21, 27 & 28 @ 7 & 8pm 2 shows on each Friday and Saturday.An opportunity to discover Niagara Falls through a visit to one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada. Led by a guide, the group stumbles upon a series of vignettes featuring some of the people and human drama from our City's history.Tickets must be purchased in advance at 905-358-5082 and they are non-refundable.

@ the Museum presents: Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours website link

Destroyer: Tribute to KISS

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
4624 Queen Street

The band has performed for casinos, festivals, theatres, corporate events, weddings, and all various shows alike through the years. Their passion for everything KISS is real. Each member loves their character and portrays them to spot-on perfection.

Destroyer: Tribute to KISS website link

@ the Museum presents: Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Drummond Hill Cemetery, 6110 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON

October 21, 27 & 28 @ 7 & 8pm 2 shows on each Friday and Saturday.An opportunity to discover Niagara Falls through a visit to one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada. Led by a guide, the group stumbles upon a series of vignettes featuring some of the people and human drama from our City's history.Tickets must be purchased in advance at 905-358-5082 and they are non-refundable.

@ the Museum presents: Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours website link

Crafternoons

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Stamford Centre Library, 3643 Portage Road

Join other crafters, knitters, crocheters and more for an afternoon of sharing and learning. Bring your tools and supplies and spend the afternoon sharing patterns, ideas and more.

Crafternoons website link