Pelham Art Festival 2022

35th Annual Pelham Art Festival Show and Sale

In person Festival Show and Sale:
Mother’s Day Weekend – May 6-8, 2022
Meridian Community Center, 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill, ON

Online Festival:
May 4-15, 2022

Join us in person or browse from the comfort of your home at

Sheila Vander Wier, Tiger Lily, 2017, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist.


Our in person festival opens on Friday night where we welcome all visitors, collectors and art lovers to browse and purchase from hundreds of original artworks.

Opening Night – Friday, May 6th, 7.00 pm to 10 pm
Opening Night presents the first opportunity to find and purchase favorite pieces of artwork. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Tuba 4, jazz with piano, voice and tuba, sample hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a glass of Niagara wine or craft beer at our Wine Garden. Vote for your favourite piece of Art!

Saturday – May 7th, 10.00 am to 5 pm
Live musical entertainment continues with Carol Farrar on harp. Meet the artists and select from thousands of original works of art, watch art demonstrations, a la carte food is available from our on-site Salvador Deli with Natures Corner and the Wine Garden is open. The Art Scavenger hunt for children returns.

Mother’s Day Sunday – May 9th, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday is Mother’s Day, the perfect day to invite your Mother to admire inspirational works of art and to select the perfect piece just for her. Treat her to an a la carte lunch. Doug Mundy jazz on piano provides the musical entertainment. Artists and artisans demonstrations continue, and the Wine Garden is open. Meet the artist and learn new facts about art by joining with your children in the scavenger hunt.

Angela Sirs, Dichoric Glass and Bead Necklace 2., 2020, fused glass, courtesy of the artist.

Admission & Ticket Information:
Free admission for children age 12 and under

Opening Night – Friday, May 6th, 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm – $15 provides entry to the Art Show and Sale, including complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash wine/craft beer bar and live jazz music.

Saturday – 10.00 am to 5 pm – $7 provides entry to the Art Show and Sale. A la carte food is available for purchase; there is a cash wine bar and live harp music.

Sunday – 10.00 am to 5 pm – $7 provides entry to the Show and Sale. A la carte food yis available for purchase; there is a cash wine/craft beer bar and live jazz piano music.

About the Pelham Art Festival
The Pelham Art Festival now in its 35th year, is recognized as one of the premiere arts festivals in Ontario, hosting nationally and internationally acclaimed Canadian artists. Our In-person festival held on Mother’s Day Weekend in the Pelham Meridian Community Centre draws thousands of visitors from across Southern Ontario. We held our first successful Online Festival in 2021, courtesy of COVID as well as our first Pelham Holiday Artfest Online show and sale.

The festival is a fund-raising event, and artists donate back 15% of their sales. We are a proud community sponsor of Pelham Public libraries and the arts. Festival proceeds benefit the Pelham libraries and provide annual scholarships to graduating Pelham students pursuing post-secondary studies in fine arts from E.L. Crossley Secondary School, Notre Dame College School and to Pelham students enrolled in the Art and Design Program at Niagara College. The festival also supports various community arts projects. To date the Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $458,000 back to the community.

Cathy Peters, Tic Tac Toe, 2020, watercolour on paper, courtesy of the artist.


Social Media:
Facebook: @PelhamArtFestival
Instagram: @PelhamArtFestival

Contact Info:
Linda Ellsworth

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