Things to do in Niagara



ANGIE STRAUSS GALLERY AND CRAFT CENTRE: Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 125 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake,             905-468-2570      .

ARTS PLACE GALLERY: 714 King St. Port Colborne.

BEVERLY SNEATH ART STUDIO: Art Classes with Beverly Sneath. Adult classes — Acrylics Mondays, 12:30-3:30, Watercolour, 6-8:30 p.m. 1341 Effingham St., Ridgeville; Watercolour, Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30 at Niagara Central Hobbies, 395 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. Call             905-892-5868; Original watercolours, acrylics, prints, local scenes, commissions and portraits. Open for viewing by appointment, 1341 Effingham St., Ridgeville. For more information, call            905-892-5868      , e-mail,, or visit

CHATEAU DES CHARMES: The Kendall Hurley Collection, exhibition ongoing. 1025 York Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake.

CHATEAU DES CHARMES: Music at the Farmers Market — Anthony spins local music and commentary while you shop for produce. Every Saturday morning at Sylvia Place; Life Drawing. Rob leads life drawing studio time. Saturday evenings 6–9 p.m., 4349 Queen St. in Niagara; Painting Circle. Tuesday evenings 6:30–9:30 p.m., 4349 Queen St. Niagara Falls; Dispatches English Country Dancing. Every other Wednesday evening, at the Artistic Exhibition Centre. 4323 Queen St. Niagara Falls.

DENNIS TOURBIN – THE LANGUAGE OF VISUAL POETRY: A city-wide celebration of the St. Catharines-born artist’s life and work presented by Rodman Hall Art Centre in collaboration with Niagara Artists Centre and CRAM International. Rodman Hall Art Centre, Sept. 29-Dec. 30. Niagara Artists Centre, Sept. 29-Dec. 30. CRAM International, Oct. 5-30. Opening Reception, Oct. 12 7–11 p.m. Opening Remarks at Rodman Hall at 7:30 p.m. Gallery crawl to CRAM International at 8:30 p.m. and performance at Niagara Artists Centre at 9:30 p.m.

EDWARD SPERA GALLERY: 135 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Pandaya Gallery, 109 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, operated by Edward and Lisa Spera.

FERRANTE PICTURE FRAMING GALLERY: Gallery open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 210 Niagara St.,            905-646-2390      .

FORT ERIE ARTS COUNCIL: From acrylics and graphite portraiture, to graffiti-style modern art, by Jennette Conners and Joel Weldon at the Fort Erie Arts Council gallery in the Sanctuary Centre for the Arts, 209 Ridge Rd. in Ridgeway. On display through Aug. 31. Call             905-894-8373       for gallery hours.

GALLERY 329: 329 Ridge Rd. North (entrance on Hershey St.), Ridgeway. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11-5 and Sunday, 12-4.             905-356-8417      .

GALLERY 3208: Featuring the new work of Lynette Fast, Sundays 1-5 p.m., or by appointment. 3208 King St., Vineland,             905-562-7056      .

GALLERY KENNEDY — PICTURE FRAME WAREHOUSE: Painting exhibit of Lyrical Surrealism, by Ed Telenko, will be displayed through September. Also on exhibit are selected works from St. Catharines Academy of Fine Artists students. 387 Ontario St., St. Catharines.

GREVPODE FOLK ART GALLERY: Open by appointment or chance, Tuesday to Friday. Featuring antique, contemporary and vintage folk art. 4034 Victoria Ave., Vineland,             905-562-7055      .

GRIMSBY PUBLIC ART GALLERY: 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby.            905-945-3246      .

JORDAN ART GALLERY: Sculptural Form with Negative Space by Gabriel Horvath Fischer; Sky Journal by D.H. Moore. A watercolour exhibit. Gallery open Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3845 Main St., Jordan Village,             905-562-6680      .

KENNEDY GALLERY: 387 Ontario St. St. Catharines.

KENNETH LANE SMITH GALLERY: Fine art photography on canvas. 126 Queen St. Niagara-on-the-Lake. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., seven days a week.            905-468-0068      ,

MAHTAY CAFE: 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines.             905-685-4040      .

NETO HATINAKEW ONKWEHOWE NATIVE ARTS: Agwe:gon’h Onon’hya’h (Everything corn husk), featuring the multimedia works of Elizabeth Doxtater. Her works include paint, sculpture and bead work with a subject focus on corn husk dolls both in a historic and contemporary context; Cultural Reflections: Through My Eyes. Selected works in graphite by visually impaired Ojibwa artist Richard Langlois. 5017 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls.

NIAGARA ARTISTS’ CENTRE: Saving Tom Thomson by artist Liz Pead, at the Flea Market Gallery. Open Sundays. For more information, visit Gallery open Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. 354 St. Paul St.,            905-641-0331      .

NIAGARA DISTRICT ART ASSOCIATION: The Public Art Gallery, 5017 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls. Admission is free and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.

NIAGARA PENINSULA NEEDLE ARTS GUILD: Call for entries, exhibit and juried show at Ball’s Falls in 2013. Visit for more information.

NIAGARA PUMPHOUSE: Ben Ibebe, internationally known Nigerian oil painter, will show and sell his latest works at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, until Nov. 25, 2012. Monday to Friday, 12-4 p.m., weekends, 1-4 p.m. Call             905-468-5455       or see Ben’s art can be seen at:; The jewelry of Don Stuart continues in the gallery until Sept. 30. Visit his site at:






 BRANTFORD, ON –– The Woodland Cultural Centre, in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, is elated and honoured to announce the arrival and exhibition of the 200 year old wool cloth British flag believed to be given to Tecumseh during the War of 1812. This artifact will be featured in the upcoming exhibition entitled War Clubs & Wampum Belts: Haudenosaunee Experiences of the War of 1812, and will run from October 29 – December 24, 2012, with an opening reception taking place October 29 at 7:00pm.

Tecumseh, of Shawnee decent, was a distinguished warrior and orator who founded an alliance with Sir General Isaac Brock. Initially, Tecumseh fought to protect First Nations’ territory, and with the assistance of his respected friend and British ally Brock, Tecumseh led a war against the Americans on the Detroit frontier. With their ability to mobilize a large band of Native nations to fight against the Americans, they quickly became a feared enemy.


Shortly after the siege of Detroit, Brock bestowed Tecumseh with the title of Brigadier General and bestowed him with a wool British flag. Due to the fragile state of the flag, this will be the first exhibition of this important cultural and historical artifact. Through a partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the flag will be on loan through the duration of the exhibit.


Curated by Rick Hill, a Tuscarora of the Six Nations of the Grand River, this exhibit seeks to draw attention to the relatively unknown and significant contributions Native warriors played in the War of 1812. These contributions caused great strife within the Six Nations Confederacy, and caused the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council to became separated by the actions of our allies. The war not only brought death, but also caused families to bring up arms against one another, which went against the governing principles of the Great Law of Peace.


The Woodland Cultural Centre will be hosting a special opening for the exhibit, Monday October 29 at 7:00pm. There will be a brief introduction by the Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre, and special introduction by Rick Hill, curator of the exhibit and Coordinator of the Indigenous Knowledge Centre. Woodland is pleased to be able to showcase and utilize his expertise in bringing this exhibit to life. In addition to the exhibit, the Woodland Cultural Centre will be developing and providing educational kits as a teacher resource to incorporate the War of 1812 into their classrooms.


Established in 1972, the Woodland Cultural Centre has been an integral cultural and educational centre within the Brantford and Six Nations communities. Its goal is to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Onkwehon:we people. Providing several permanent and short-term exhibits, the Woodland Cultural Centre also focuses on language and cultural preservation that includes several special events such as arts and crafts workshops, Snowsnake tournaments, and much more! For more information, please visit

For more information please contact:

Paula Whitlow

Museum Director

519-759-2650       ext. 244

Monthly Wine Country Giveaways!!




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Stonechurch Winery – Music in the Vineyard

Harvest is any day now and the vineyards are buzzing with activity. It really is the perfect time of year to visit for a vineyard tour. Wagons depart regularly every weekend and on weekdays by reservation only and are only $6 per person!
Call or e-mail to book yours today.
Our “Music in the Vineyard” continues throughout September. Come out and enjoy the crisp autumn sun, wines by the glass and your favourite tunes.
And also, don’t forget about our Stargazing Night on Saturday September 29.
This month is sure to not disappoint!
October should be equally as exciting with new releases, another travel talk and an afternoon of Wine & Words with local author AJ Aalto. Stay tuned!
Thank you always for your continued support.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Hank Hunse


Music Niagara is pleased to announce the celebrated US Navy Band will perform a free
concert next WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Simcoe Park, in the centre of
the Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The US Navy Band is on tour in connection with 1812 events and Music Niagara managed
to persuade them to cross over to our side for a concert. The band will present a
varied program of ceremonial music and contemporary/pop selections.

Please show your support for Music Niagara.

Vineyard Wagon Tours – Niagara on the Lake


Niagara on the Lake – Vineyard Wagon Tours at Stonechurch Vineyards


Harvest is right around the corner and the colours of the vineyard are especially vibrant. Come and see before they are moved to their next stop en route to bottle!
We offer open air vineyard wagon tours regularly for $6 per person as well as a complimentary walking tour that begins next to our shop.
Take as many photos as you’d like!
Call 905-935-3535  or e-mail to book.
If your planning a visit this weekend, don’t forget to relax and enjoy our Saturday afternoon tunes! Please note that this weeks music will be from 2:00 – 5:00 as opposed to our normal start time of 1:30. We hope to see you there!
Thank you as always for your continued support.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Hank Hunse
Stonechurch Vineyards
1242 Irvine Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0