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

  • Karen Stearne (2020)
  • 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 Nights present: Romantic Love in Pharaonic Egypt

Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online Event via Niagara Falls History Museum

Join us virtually for a special presentation by Amira Saber. While you may know about the pyramids, mummies and opulent tombs, Amira will give you some insight on love and romance in Ancient Egypt. To register for the talk, please click the following link: https://bit.ly/33dlsvH

NOT @ the Museum Thursday Nights present: Romantic Love in Pharaonic Egypt website link

@ the Museum Thursday Nights present: #J4BL

Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Join #Justice4BlackLives founder Sherri Darlene and her powerful book selections, in the fight against systematic racism. February's book:Layla. F. Saad's "Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor" Participation is limited to 15 individuals and pre-registration is required. Email Sylvia at [email protected] by January 28, 2022.

@ the Museum Thursday Nights present: #J4BL website link

@ the Museum Thursday Nights present: Winter Film Series

Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Bombshell (Jay Roach, 2019)1 hr/49 mins. 14A Drama: A sexual harassment scandal at Fox News brings down media mogul Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). With Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie. FREE with Membership

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@ the Museum Thursday Nights present: Winter Film Series

Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Hello, My Name is Doris(Michael Showwalter, 2015) 1 hr/30 mins. PG Dramedy: Charming and eccentric, sixty-something Doris (Sally Field) fantasizesabout a twenty-something co-worker (Max Greenfield). With Tyne Daly. FREE with Membership

@ the Museum Thursday Nights present: Winter Film Series website link

@ the Museum Thursday Nights present: Winter Film Series

Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Wild (Jean-Marc Vallee, 2014)1 hr/55 mins. 14A Bio drama: Hiking solo over a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, a young woman (Reese Witherspoon) discovers her emotional footing. With Laura Dern. FREE with Membership

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