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Pelham Art Festival Testimonials

April 23, 2021

Have you been to the premiere Southern Ontario Pelham Art Festival held every Mother’s Day weekend that’s now in the spacious arena at the new Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill, Town of Pelham, Ontario?

Join us for your unforgettable “artistic” experience at our spring festival celebrations, and when Niagara’s orchards are in full bloom! 

Here's what our patrons have to say about us:

"I have been a resident of Fonthill for over 10 years now, and every year I try to make it to the annual Pelham Art Festival.  I look forward to a short walk to the arena on a spring day, and then to spend time wandering through the exhibits. I enjoy seeing the artwork made by my neighbours, and it's nice to know that I live in a community that supports them. I also bring my children to the festival to introduce them to the creativity of the artists. My hope is that they will learn that creative expression is supported and nurtured, should they decide to pursue the arts in whatever way moves them. I also have artist friends that exhibit their artwork at the festival. I enjoy catching up with them there, and finding out about their latest inspiration!"

Kate Loth Buerger

"We have attended the Pelham Art Festival regularly since I moved to Fonthill in 1987. Our day of choice is the Opening on Friday evening where we’re treated to live music, wine and cheese as well as the wonderful art. Over the years we have purchased many watercolours from various artists, several framed woodcuttings that are unbelievably beautiful from one artist, and even a large sculptured sandstone where the artist used black ink to bring forth the personality in the our case a mother wolf with several cubs...most unique! Too bad our house wasn’t a bit larger as we have almost no display room left.
There are always new artists on the scene but we also enjoy visiting old favourites! Really, there is no better way to buy original art than at the show, and to enjoy it now in the new Meridian Centre. Of course, with a certain percentage of sales going to the Pelham libraries, this is definitely a “win-win” situation. Don’t miss it!"
Santa Cyopik
George Bachmann

"The Pelham Art Festival is a great opportunity to see amazing artists and to purchase wonderful works of art. There is such a wide range of styles to suit any tastes or décor. Beyond the shopping spree it is the community event where you will meet friends and neighbours. The Friday Opening Night is my favourite time to attend. The music, wine and food add a lovely dimension to the artsy ambiance. Get a group of friends together and make your own party. You don't have to leave town to enjoy a top-notch art show."
Judy Janzen

"Pelham Art Festival is part of our culture here and the talent is breathtaking. Since I moved here eight years ago, I keep going back to the Festival to see what's new. I have great respect for our art festival. Keep up all the good work."
Elizabeth Mac Fadyen
Town of Pelham

"I remember when the 'Fonthill Art Mart' began with paintings hung on a fence surrounding a backyard pool. More than thirty-three years later and still going strong, the Pelham Art Festival offers beautiful works of art by painters, sculptors, woodworkers, potters and many more.
It is amazing how the many volunteers organize the artists and transform the arena into such an inviting display every Mothers' Day weekend.
It's a show that appeals to all ages and artists keep coming back to see the friendly patrons who also return each year to see what is new." 
Barbara Simpson

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