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 email@example.com or 905-468-5455.