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

OPG Winter Festival of Lights

Saturday, November 14, 2020 until Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:00 PM
Along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and across Niagara Falls.

The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 38th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is Canada's largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with over 3 million lights and Spectacular Displays along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands, and across Niagara Falls.

OPG Winter Festival of Lights website link

NOT @the Museum Thursday night presents: Coming Out Stories: Saint Stone

Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online programme via Niagara Falls Museums

Join Falynn Shaw as she hosts a series of events for LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. All are welcome. Saint Stone is a punk/grunge/indie group that screams and shouts about what it's like for some to live and love in this world. Click on the Link to Register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Yqdzz3wQICe4ZK0T1FwTA

NOT @the Museum Thursday night presents: Coming Out Stories: Saint Stone website link

NOT @the Museum Thursday night presents: Wilma

Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online programme via Niagara Falls Museums

Wilma, produced & directed by Ayo Adewumi, is a biographic film about Wilma Morrison, regarded as the custodian of Black History in Niagara. She tells her story growing up as an Ontario-born Black Canadian, the discrimination she faced due to her colour & sex, & her efforts to preserve Black History in Niagara Falls. Visit, https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/events/calendar, for the link & password.

NOT @the Museum Thursday night presents: Wilma website link

NOT @the Museum Thursday night presents: SPARKLE

Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online programme via Niagara Falls Museums

Rusty McCarthy & Maja Bannerman present SPARKLE, a digital seasonal winter show brimming with magic, romance & music. Touching down at the City of Niagara Falls Museum near Christmas time they will be sure to bring Sparkle by special delivery to your home; prepare for part kitchen party, part- cabaret!Video link via https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/events/calendar on the day.

NOT @the Museum Thursday night presents: SPARKLE website link