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Sunday, September 25, 2022
NOTL’s ‘mystery Monet’ sought by Niagara Pumphouse

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is on the hunt for the “mystery Monet” who has been leaving Christmas art around town.

Someone, whom the Pumphouse has called a “future Banksy” (after the famous, elusive British artist), has secretly been hanging artworks on lamp posts in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the area of Rye, Paffard and Charlotte streets.

The paintings piqued the curiosity of nearby residents, including Pumphouse board chair Lise Andreana.

“I was enjoying my walk when I came across not just one but a series of Christmas-themed artwork hanging on the lamp posts. What a lovely gesture to give to the community at a time when we need it most,” Andreana said in a message to The Lake Report.

“I was pleasantly surprised by this impromptu art show that brought a smile to my face.”

The Pumphouse is encouraging the artist(s) to reveal his or her identity, and is offering up a complimentary family membership to the arts centre as a reward for promoting art in the community.

If the mystery painter is reading this, the Niagara Pumphouse can be reached at or 905-468-5455.