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

  • 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

Niagara Falls scavenger hunt: A wacky Let's Roam Adventure

Friday, June 14, 2019 until Friday, June 12, 2020 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
6650 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2, Canada

Looking for fun things to do in Niagara Falls? Try a Niagara Falls photo scavenger hunt. On Hunt Along Niagara Falls you will be going on an enthralling tour around Niagara Falls checking out the art, history, and culture along the way. You'll see groups of friends competing to unearth fun facts, taking ridiculous pictures, and deciding who will be the next scavenger hunt champion!

Niagara Falls scavenger hunt: A wacky Let's Roam Adventure website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, November 14, 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: Road Movies: Fall Film Series

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

NEBRASKA (Alexander Payne, 2013) 115 mins Rated PG Comedy drama. An old man with a drinking problem and a belligerent attitude travels from Montana to Nebraska, obsessed with collecting a Marketing Sweepstakes prize. With Bruce Dern and Will Forte. 6 Oscar nominations.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Road Movies: Fall Film Series website link

Awakening Metis Culture Through Art

Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

This presentation/workshop includes a discussion of the Metis people of Canada -- both past and present. In addition to sharing his culture, local Metis Artist Brian Kon will provide participants with a hands-on experience of creating their own dot art painting based on the beadwork of the Metis. $15 per person. Pre-register in person at the Museum, or by calling 905-358-5082

Awakening Metis Culture Through Art website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, November 28, 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: LGBTQ+ In The City

Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

LGBTQ+ activists Falynn Shaw and Patrick Alexander host Saidat Abari-Vandenberg for an evening of story-telling. Saidat is a motivational speaker that uses her high energy, dance moves, and props in her presentations focused on youth. She is a strong, lesbian, black woman and is an inspiration to anyone she meets. The talk begins at 7pm, and all are welcome.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: LGBTQ+ In The City website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Touch Tour

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

Explore the artefact storage room and get hands-on with the museum collection. Understand what the museums collect and why. Learn stories behind some rarely seen artefacts and share your own insights. Free tour. Tour starts at 6:00 & 7:00 sharp. Not suitable for young children. Tours will be first come first served on the day of the event and will be a maximum of 10 people.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Touch Tour website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, December 12, 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