The Facts:

Pelham Art Festival is a not-for-profit organization that has served as a vital link between the visual arts and the local community for 35 years. Our in-person festivals, with over 80 juried artists exhibiting, welcome visitors from the Niagara Region and across Ontario. The implementation of the online festival (created due to COVID-19) has seen our numbers grow exponentially and our audience expand impressively. We offer our sponsors an opportunity to support Southern Ontario’s Premiere Spring Art Festival through a highly visible, cost-effective marketing brand experience.

The Figures:

Our in-person festival welcomes 2500+ visitors, and our online festival, 5,300+ visitors.
We offer a successful and comprehensive marketing campaign:  Benefit from our multi-platform marketing and promotions that resulted in a total of 2.5 million media impressions from 2021’s campaign. Our social media portion of the total ad campaign reached 38,159 people, resulting in 82,361 media impressions. We've experienced great online growth and expect an even more expansive 2022 reach. Plus, the additional opportunity to be spotlighted through our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram with an engaged audience continues to grow.

  • 80+ Artist In-person Festivals
  • 60+ Artist Online Festival 2021
  • 2500+ Visitors 2019 In-person Festival
  • 5300+ Visitors 2021 Online Festival
  • 2.5 million media impressions for 2021 campaign
  • $1.6 million spent on art purchase
  • $458,000 Pelham libraries donations
  • $15,000+ community arts projects donations

The In-person Festival:

Festival goers enjoy live music, catered food, family activities and as well, stunning work from juried artists. It’s a difference that keeps art lovers coming back, along with knowing that their participation helps the community.

The art festival presence enriches Pelham and surrounding communities; developing awareness of our creativity, our cultural diversity, and draws thousands of visitors to Niagara. Volunteers organize the annual event and artists donate 15% of their total sales to festival fundraising efforts.

Our Sponsors:

Our sponsors can expect extensive social media, newspaper and radio advertising promotion. Your logo and link will appear prominently on our website. And both the website and social media presence continues after the festival.

Sponsoring the Pelham Art Festival allows you to nurture the careers of artists and enrich the lives of all who attend. Sponsors assist festival expense coverage, and our fundraising allows annual donations to continue to be made to the Pelham Library System and finances annual scholarships to Pelham graduates from E.L. Crossley Secondary School and Notre Dame College School who are pursuing fine arts studies in post-secondary education. The Pelham Art Festival supports a number of community arts projects throughout the year. 

Your company can directly interact with our large public and online audience, just as our artists do. When you partner with Pelham Art Festival, at a level of your choice, you benefit from our valuable and targeted marketing campaigns and activation opportunities.

Contact: [email protected] to learn more. 

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