Looking for a new painting to hang in that empty space above your couch? How about a unique pair of earrings or a necklace to add to your collection? Or, maybe you’re just seeking some inspiration for your own artistic endeavours.
The return of the Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre’s annual show and sale next month is likely to help you in satiating your creative appetite.
This is Art at the Pumphouse’s 16th year happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with 2023’s show and sale boasting the participation of 60 different artists and artisans.
The show will take place on the August long weekend, Aug. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the arts centre next to the Niagara River.
A range of artistic works will be available for attendees to view and purchase, including paintings, photography, sculpture, woodwork, glass, textiles, jewelry and more.
As part of this year’s event, a silent auction will be held, offering art enthusiasts the chance to bid on unique items donated to Art at the Pumphouse by businesses.
The arts centre is also inviting companies interested in contributing to the silent auction to participate.
A handful of live musical performances will accompany the show, including the Niagara-on-the-Lake Ukesters, comprised of musical duo Steve Goldberger and Andrew Aldridge.
Pig-Out Catering will feed the crowd and provide refreshments, while wine and beer will be available for purchase.
For those unable to attend the in-person event, the online version of the show will run from July 17 to Aug. 13th.
Art lovers can visit the event’s website, artatthepumphouse.ca, to preview the works of the exhibitors, connect directly with the creators and purchase their favourite works.
Tickets for the in-person show are $5 for adults, free for children. They’ll be available to purchase at the door, cash only, but the arts centre recommends buying a ticket beforehand online at artatthepumphouse.ca.
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is located at 247 Ricardo St.