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: Replay, Thomas Barnett and his Museum

Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online Programming

Take a look at this presentation which first aired this past August! Join Curator, Suzanne Moase as she shares the story of Niagara's first museum. Learn more about this early collection and how the Niagara Falls History Museum is now the custodian of some of its most interesting pieces. This is a prerecorded presentation. No registration required.YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/q_x_LzbDpK8

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Replay, Thomas Barnett and his Museum website link

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Museum Kids, Ancient Egypt and Niagara Falls

Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Online Programming

Hey kids! Do you LOVE ancient Egypt? Did you know that some of Egypt's ancient history has a connection with the city of Niagara Falls? Tune in to find out how. Presentation includes interactive craft you can complete at home. Check out our Events page for the link to the event: https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/events/calendar

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Museum Kids, Ancient Egypt and Niagara Falls website link

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Tour

Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online Programming

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists. Visitors are able to experience stories and hear from individuals who connect the historic Underground Railroad past to present day. Pre-register for a free digital tour of the site. Email [email protected] by April 19, 2021 to reserve your spot.

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Night presents: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Tour website link