ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
Join us on Mother's Day weekend at the Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill, Ontario, for the 36th annual Pelham Art Festival! The in-person festival runs from May 12-14, 2023, and artwork can also be browsed and purchased through the Online Festival both before and after the festival from May 8-18, 2023. About the Pelham Art Festival The Pelham Art Festival, now in its 36th year, is a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized as one of the premier spring Art Festivals in Ontario. We host nationally and internationally acclaimed Canadian artists and welcome thousands of visitors, art lovers and collectors to the festival every year. Collectively, our visitors spend over $50,000 annually on buying art, contributing to the economic prosperity of the participating artists and the cultural vibrancy of Pelham. The Online Festival offers Curated Collections of artists' and artisans' artwork selected by fine art professionals. Between festivals, online art galleries at pelhamartfestival.com show current work that can be purchased directly from Artists. The festival is a fundraising event and artist/artisans donate back 15%of their sales. We are a proud community sponsor of Lincoln Pelham Public Libraries and the arts. Festival proceeds benefit the Lincoln Pelham Public Libraries and provide annual scholarships to graduating Pelham students from E.L. Crossley Secondary School and Notre Dame College School, who will pursue post-secondary studies in fine arts. The festival also supports various community arts projects.
The Meridian Community Centre is a place for residents of all ages to gather and enjoy a wide variety of recreational, social, health, and community activities for generations to come. Home to the Jr. B Pelham Panthers, Southern Tier AAA Admirals, Pelham Raiders Lacrosse, Niagara Centre Skating Club, Pelham Minor Hockey Association, and the Pelham Panthers Basketball Association, the MCC is home to our champions. It is also a recognized Seniors Active Living Centre and home to Active Living Lounge for those 55+.
The stunning 143,000 square foot facility includes adaptable and multi-purpose community rooms, a large activity centre with two full courts, two NHL-sized arenas, an indoor walking/running track, concession areas, change rooms & washrooms, and an atrium/lobby area.
This facility is fully accessible.