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We look forward to about ten artists who will be here for the first time and to about 65 artists who have been here before and they will be bringing their most recent creative talent for you to admire and to purchase.  We also have invited past scholarship recipients to let us know where their path has taken them and received a lovely response from one of them that demonstrates the influence that art can have.  You will see some examples of reviewing the past since this is our final year in this arena location. 

Linda Ellsworth, Artist Selection Committee & Coordinator, Jury Coordinator, social media and website coordinator. I started volunteering with the Festival in 1985...

 
Come to the Festival Opening NIght Friday May 11th 7-10pm and listen to live musical entertainment by Loralee McGuirl Jazz Vocalist with Adrean Farrugia on Piano and Jim Casson on Drums. Saturday May 12th Noon-4pm Enjoy Peter Shea playing Jazz Piano filling the air live. Sunday May 13th Noon-4pm he Wine Garden is open and live musical entertainment with Dan Kozar on Finger style guitar creates a welcoming and melodic ambience!
 

Over 75 artists under one roof in the heart of Niagara over Mother’s Day Weekend - May 11th to the 13th, 2018.

Come to the Festival and listen to live musical entertainment by Loralee McGuirl Jazz vocalist with Adrean Farrugia on piano and Jim Casson on drums!

And meet the artists...enjoy the nibbles...and a glass of wine.
Opening Night – Friday, May 11th, 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Look no further! Contact us at pelhamartfest@gmail.com

Join us for our 32nd year! The Pelham Art Festival Show and Sale is the premiere spring art exhibition in Southern Ontario. Over 75 juried fine art artists and artisans exhibit art ranging from original artworks in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, watercolour, mixed media, photography, and pottery, ceramics, segmented and turned wood, glass and jewellery. There is something for every taste and every budget.

Over 75 juried fine art artists and artisans exhibit art ranging from original artworks in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, watercolour, mixed media, photography, and pottery, ceramics, segmented and turned wood, glass and jewellery.

​There is something for every taste and every budget.

Save the Date! Mother's Day Weekend May 11 - 12 - 13th 2018

The Pelham Art Festival Show and Sale, the Premiere Southern Ontario Spring Art Festival held at the Pelham Arena in Fonthill Ontario is a must for art lovers, a show and sale of prestigious original fine art by artists and artisans who collectively present thousands of choices in a vibrant array of style, medium and message.

 

Music, art, food and drink, oh my!~With over 70 artist under one roof, you never want the Pelham Art Festival weekend to end.

Once again this year art enthusiasts flocked to Pelham for a unique experience of creativity and community.

Hats off to the Pelham Art Festival Committee and our local army of volunteers for doing us Pelham PROUD for the 31st year in a row!

This year the 31st Annual Pelham Art Festival showcased a special exhibit celebrating Canada 150 and Canadian artists.  28 of the Festival Artists created artworks inspired by their favourite Canadian artist. These  #Canada150 works were specially labelled at their booths.

The crowd favourite was by Artist, Josh Tiessen, selected as the Canada 150 winner by the visitors to the Pelham Art Festival.

At the Pelham Art Festival Media Day we had the opportunity to get UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with Festival Artists: Natalia Shields, Susan Holly and Jane Marshall and enjoyed an early preview of their incredible works.

We talked about community and the power of art to inspire personal expression and a feeling of connection. Thank you Natalia, Susan and Jane for sharing your insights with us. (All photos courtesy of Divino Mucciante)

Jessada Kongsommart is a young Thai artist who lives in Kalasin, Thailand. He earned his B.A. in Fine Art from Burapha University. He is enthusiastic and very active in supporting local artists and the artistic community. He is regularly invited to present and demonstrate how he creates his art to students of art at universities and colleges.

The 31st annual Pelham Art Festival will be held May 12, 13 and 14, 2017 at the Pelham Arena, 1120 Haist Street, Fonthill ON.

A Mother’s Day weekend tradition, the Pelham Art Festival features 75 juried fine artists and artisans exhibiting original artworks in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, watercolour, mixed media, photography, pottery, ceramics, segmented and turned wood, glass and jewelry. There is something for every taste and every budget.

A Mother’s Day weekend tradition, the Pelham Art Festival features 75 juried fine artists and artisans exhibiting original artworks in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, watercolour, mixed media, photography, pottery, ceramics, segmented and turned wood, glass and jewelry. There is something for every taste and every budget.

Hey Moms...check out this Mother's Day Brunch Menu being served up by Churchhill Natural Meats & Nature's Corner Bakery & Cafe at the Pelham Art Festival on Sunday May 14th.

Let your family know they can purchase tickets in advance and save $5!

SUNDAY BRUNCH TICKETS are available for $25.00 when purchased at the door on Sunday May 14th.

Reduced rate tickets may be purchased in advance for $20.00 through the Pelham Art Festival website using Pay Pal and your credit card or from Pelham Art Festival Committee members until Saturday May 13, 2017.

The 31st Annual Pelham Art Festival has a special exhibit celebrating Canada 150 and Canadian artists on Mother’s Day weekend. 28 of the Festival Artists have created artworks of their favourite Canadian artist - watch for these #Canada150 works specially labelled at their booths.

Now in its 31st year, the Pelham Art Festival is the premiere spring art exhibition in Southern Ontario. Over 70 juried artists exhibit artworks ranging from original paintings in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, pottery, ceramic, raku, woodcarving, glass and jewellery. There is something for every taste and every budget.

Proceeds benefit Pelham Libraries and Community Arts projects. The Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $375,000 back to the community.

The 31st Annual Pelham Art Festival runs May 12, 13 & 14 - Mother's Day Weekend at the Pelham Arena.

This year #PAF2017 welcomes sixteen New Artists! We invite your to view a sampling of their works displayed in the table below.

Now in its 31st year, the Pelham Art Festival Artist and Artisans Show and Sale continues to be a premiere spring art exhibition in Southern Ontario. Over 70 juried fine art artists and artisans exhibit art ranging from original artworks in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and pottery, ceramics, segmented and turned wood, glass and jewellery. There is something for every taste and every budget.
 
Proceeds benefit Pelham Libraries, Art Scholarships, and Community Arts projects. The Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $425,000 back to the community.  
 

Whether you are a serious art enthusiast or if you would like to enjoy a special event with your mother, family and friends, join us this Mother’s Day weekend. As a celebration of Canada’s 150th, many participating artists will display works inspired by Canadian artists and themes. These works will be specially marked. Visitors are invited to choose their favourite!

This year in commemoration of Canada 150 the Pelham Art Festival has invited artists to display an original work which was inspired by a Canadian artist or theme.

These works will be featured and specially marked during the art festival. Visitors to the show will be invited to select their favourite Canada 150 inspired work.

The following 24 artists are participating in Canada 150 Display:

Thanks to the support of our Sponsors, the Pelham Art Festival is able to feature artistic talent in Southern Ontario. We deeply appreciate the contributions of our new and continuing sponsors.

Who  would have guessed 31 years ago, when a small band of Niagara artists and Friends of the Fonthill Library chose as a fundraiser to share their passion for art and the beautiful countryside of Pelham, that the Pelham Art Festival they created would grow to become a premier Fine Art show and sale in Southern Ontario?

Celebrating Canada 150th with the 31st Annual Pelham Art Festival Show and Sale. Proceeds to benefit Pelham libraries & community arts projects. 70 artists will be gathered at the Pelham Arena on May 12, 13 and 14, 2017. Please plan to attend this iconic local event!

Are you looking for a chance to be a much appreciated volunteer in the community of Pelham? The Pelham Art Festival is looking for people who are interested in joining the committee to plan for the next Annual Pelham Art Festival to be held on Mother’s Day weekend. If you have an interest in helping to arrange a large well respected Art Show to provide a venue for artists from all over Ontario to show their work at the same time as raising funds to promote the arts in our community, we welcome your help!

In celebration of the the 30th Anniversary of the Pelham Art Festival local volunteers once again transformed the Pelham Arena in Fonthill into a vibrant Festival of art, excellent live music, locally prepared food, and of course, Niagara wine.

Sunday is Mother's Day! Bring your Mother for our Mother’s Day Brunch catered by chef Ray Haymes from Churchhill Natural Meats and Rachael Haymes from Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe

Brunch tickets purchased in advance include free admission to the Festival on Sunday 

To Purchase tickets please email elsswartartpaintings@gmail.com

Or contact any committee member at pelhamartfest@gmail.com

Come celebrate the opening of the 30th Annual Pelham Art Festival on Friday, May 6th 7-10pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres catered and served by Welland's Rose City Kids, savour Niagara wines from Kacaba Vineyards and Winery at our Wine Garden while enjoying live music by singer/songwriters, Angela Siracusa and Jasmine T.

The Art Festival continues Saturday and Sunday May 7th and 8th

Planning for the Pelham Art Festival's 30th Anniversary Gala Evening continues.  The list of invitees now includes Mayor Dave and all our Town Councillors, as well as Regional Chair Alan Caslin, MPP Tim Hudak and MP Dean Alison.  Those that are able to join us have been asked to share a few words at 8:00 pm, so if you like to mix politics with your art and wine, the Friday Evening Gala may be just the place!

The line-up of musicians has been announced for the Pelham Art Festival, and it’s excellent.   Each of the artists is a talented local performer, and the range of music offered will make many patrons visit on more than one day just to enjoy the music and have a glass of Niagara wine. 

Thanks to the support of our Sponsors, the Pelham Art Festival is able to feature artistic talent in Southern Ontario. We deeply appreciate the contributions of our new and continuing sponsors.

The Pelham Art Festival is passionate about creating strong partnerships that benefit sponsors, the exhibition, and its audiences.

Now approaching the 30th year, the Pelham Art Festival is the Premiere Southern Ontario Spring Art Festival, a juried show featuring a wide variety of contemporary fine art in a wide variety of mediums. The annual show takes place at the Pelham Arena 1120 Haist Street in the Village of Fonthill, Town of Pelham, in the heart of the Niagara Region every Mother's Day weekend. Please check the website pelhamartfestival.com for more information.

Who  would have guessed 30 years ago, when a small band of Niagara artists and Friends of the Fonthill Library chose as a fundraiser to share their passion for art and the beautiful countryside of Pelham, that the Pelham Art Festival they created would grow to become a premier Fine Art show and sale in Southern Ontario?

 

Another sucessful Mother's Day weekend. Thank you to all who came out to attend, support and admire over 70 artists at the Pelham Art Festival.

Beautiful works of art, live musical entertainment, good food and friendly ambience once again drew crowds of visitors to our community this Mother's Day Weekend for the 29th Annual Pelham Art Festival.
 

Opening night is always a special occasion at the Pelham Art Festival! Join us 7pm-10pm THIS FRIDAY May 12th as guests are offered the first opportunity to purchase favourite pieces of artwork from professional artists and artisans selected to participate in the Festival. Listen to live musical entertainment by the Juliet Dunn Trio, sample complimentary hors d’oeuvres catered and served by Welland's Rose City Kids and enjoy a glass of Niagara wine from our Wine Garden.
 
The Art Festival continues Saturday, May 13th, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
Stroll through aisles of delightful works of art as you search for the special piece of art that is perfect for you and pause to enjoy a delicious a la carte menu of food at our Salvador Deli catered by Churchhill Natural Meats, and Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe. Live musical entertainment and the Wine Garden continues on Saturday showcasing John Sherwood on piano and art related activities for children including the popular Art Scavenger Hunt will be featured for children.
 
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14th, 11.00 to 5.00 pm
Sunday is Mother's Day, a perfect day to invite your Mother to admire inspirational works of art and to select the perfect piece of art just for her, and take the opportunity to treat her to the Mother’s Day Brunch at our on site Salvador Deli catered by Churchhill Natural Meats, and Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe. The Wine Garden is open and live musical entertainment by Fernan Enriquez on pan flute creates a welcoming and melodic ambience.  Activities for children including the Art Scavenger Hunt continue.
 
Admission & Ticket Information
Free admission for children age 12 and under.

     Exhibition Hours               Admission 

Friday Opening Night               May 12    7 pm-10 pm                                   $10.00
 
Live Entertainment ~ Children 12 and Under Free ~ Hors d'oeuvres ~ Cash Wine Bar 
 
Saturday                                   May 13     11 am-5 pm                                     $5.00

Live Entertainment ~ Children 12 and Under Free ~ Salvador Deli ~ Cash – Wine Bar

Sunday                                        May 14     11 am-5 pm                                     $5.00
Mother’s Day Brunch             May 14     11 am-3pm                                    $25.00
 
Live Entertainment ~ Children 12 and Under Free ~ Salvador Deli ~ Cash Wine Bar

 
SUNDAY BRUNCH TICKETS are available for $25.00 on Sunday at the Show. Reduced rate tickets may be purchased in advance for $20.00 through the website at http://www.pelhamartfestival.com using Pay Pal and your credit card or from Pelham Art Festival Committee members until Saturday May 13, 2017. Advance tickets are also available for purchase at Churchhill Natural Meats, and at the Pelham Public Library or through the library website at https://pelhamlibrary.on.ca
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Sue, Aaron and Kyle Boggio presented a sponsorship cheque in support of the Pelham Art Festival to Festival Chair, Heidi TeBrake at the Festival's Media Day held on April 21st.  Thank you to Boggio & Parton Fonthill Pharmacy and Log Cabin Gift Shoppe for your support of fine art and culture in our local community.

 

Over the past 29 years the Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $375,000 to the benefit of our Pelham Libraries and Community Arts projects . On Wednesday, April 21st Heidi TeBrake, Chair of the Pelham Art Festival presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Pelham Library. This annual donation from the Pelham Art Festival will be used to enhance programs and materials.

myPelham.com got up close & personal with featured artists at the Pelham Art Festival Media Day held last week at the Fonthill LIbrary.  Vanessa Brownbridge, from Pelham and Frans Rood, from Mississauga were on hand to represent the many talented artists that make up the Festival's over 70 juried artists. Both artists have donated their unique work to be raffled at the show. Local artist John Gagne, participating in the Pelham Art Festival for the first time, also participated in our Video Report.

In anticipation of the 29th Annual Pelham Art Festival happening May 8-10th, 2015, local businesses are displaying the works of various artists. Here is a photo of a work by Diane Slaight on display at the Cafe on Main and Wine Bar.  

The Pelham Art Festival will be hosting its Annual Spring Media Day Tuesday, April 21st 10:00 am - 1:00pm in the Festival Room at the Pelham Library.

Take a quick look at the TVCogeco Niagara video coverage of last year's Media Day.

The Pelham Art Festival serves as an excellent venue to showcase the works of our Pelham area artists. Meet the 12 Local Artists that are being featured at this year's Festival.

Now in its 29th year, the Pelham Art Festival is the premiere spring art exhibition in Southern Ontario. Over 70 juried artists exhibit artworks ranging from original paintings in oil, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, pottery, ceramic, raku, woodcarving, glass and jewellery. There is something for every taste and every budget.

Proceeds benefit Pelham Libraries and Community Arts projects. The Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $375,000 back to the community.