MANDATE

The purpose and power of the Pelham Art Festival shall be:

  • to apply funds raised through the various activities of the organization for the enhancement of the Lincoln Pelham Public Library;
  • to provide annual fine arts scholarships for deserving Pelham graduates of E.L. Crossley Secondary School and Notre Dame College School;
  • to cooperate with all organizations within the community in the support and promotion of the arts;
  • to provide a coordinating and leading force for various activities in the community which pertain to the contribution that the arts and artists make to our society;
  • to encourage the youth of our community in the appreciation and pursuit of the arts.

We are a proud community sponsor of Pelham Public Libraries and the arts

Festival proceeds benefit the Lincoln Pelham Public Library and provide annual scholarships to graduating Pelham students who are pursuing post-secondary studies in fine arts from E.L. Crossley Secondary School and Notre Dame College School. The Festival also supports various community art projects. Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $458,000 back to the community to date.

 

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

The PAF team cares about the health and safety of our artists and the public we serve. Necessarily cancelling the in-person Festival in 2020 and again in 2021, we are hopeful to return to in-person in May 2022, following the safety guidelines provided by Niagara Region Public Health.

Pelham Art Festival Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation.

 

Community Sponsor History in Review

2021- $500 annual Scholarships yearly to Pelham E.L. Crossley Secondary School graduating fine art students
2021- $500 annual Scholarships yearly to Pelham Notre Dame College School graduating fine art students
2019- $500 awarded to ​Fonthill Bandshell Committee volunteers for renovation to Jazz up The Park for Concert Series
2017 to 2021- $1000 Bursary to Pelham Niagara College Art and Design Program students
2019- $1000 awarded to Niagara District School Board Pope Francis Program
2017 to 2019- $1000 awarded yearly to Rose City Kids
2016 to 2020- $1000 annual Scholarships yearly to Pelham Notre Dame College School graduating fine art students
2014 to 2015- $500 awarded yearly to École secondaire Confédération Culinary Arts Students Program
2014- $500 awarded to Port Colborne High School Culinary Arts Students Program
2013 to 2014- $1000 sponsors yearly for the Arts at Pelham Summerfest
2013- $1000 sponsor for a Youth Art Show at Pelham Summerfest
2012- $200 sponsor for an Annual Pelham Art Association Jury Show
2012- $1000 sponsor for Niagara Nights of Art
2011-2016- $55,000 donated to a building fund for Maple Acre Fenwick branch library
2011- $1000 sponsor for a Youth Art Show at Pelham Summerfest
2010- $500 sponsor for Annual Pelham Art Association Jury Show
2009 to 2010- $1250 sponsors yearly for Pelham's Got Talent Youth Art Exhibition
2009- $500 to E.L. Crossley Secondary School for art projects workshops
2009- $500 to Glynn A Green Public School for art projects workshops
2009- $500 to E.W Farr Memorial Public School for art projects workshops
2009- $500 to AK Wigg Public School for art projects workshops
2008 to 2009- $500 sponsors yearly for Welland Kid's Art Day
2005 to 2006- $500 sponsors yearly for Welland Kid's Art Day
2002 to 2004- $200 sponsors yearly for Welland Kid's Art Day
2001 to 2020- $1000 annual Scholarships yearly to Pelham E.L. Crossley Secondary School graduating fine art students
1994 to 2000- $500 annual Scholarships yearly to Pelham E.L. Crossley Secondary School graduating fine art students
1992 to1993- $250 annual Scholarships yearly to Pelham E.L. Crossley Secondary School graduating fine art students
1990 to 1991- $200 annual Scholarships yearly to Pelham E.L. Crossley Secondary School graduating fine art students
1988 to 2021- Pelham Art Festival yearly donations to Pelham Library System projects total over $458,000
1988- Pelham Art Festival and Committee newly named hold art festival fundraiser for the new Pelham library
1987- Friends of Fonthill Library and Pelham Art Club hold Artmart Niagara art festival in the Pelham Arena for a proposed new Pelham library
1985 and 1986- Friends of Fonthill Library hold local art show fundraisers hopeful for a new Fonthill library​