The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is presenting Artful Treasures 2020, a holiday art show and sale featuring hand-crafted objects and gifts from artists in the Niagara Region and beyond.
Jewelry, handbags and textiles, and clothing join the more traditional items, including paintings, photography, sculpture and pottery for the holiday sale.
The online art show and gift sale will run until Dec. 6, with a special live show on Dec. 4, 5, and 6. During the live show some of the artists will be attending the event at the newly renovated Pumphouse. The centre underwent a major renovation earlier this year that included improving accessibility to the facility, as well as the installation of a new HVAC system. This project was funded mainly by the $143,500 grant received by the arts centre from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
“I could not be happier to see provincial dollars supporting our arts programming at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre,” said Wayne Gates, MPP for the Niagara Falls riding, which includes Niagara-on-the-Lake.
“The arts centre is a jewel in the crown of Niagara’s art scene, and seeing the works displayed there is an incredible experience for any visitor who has ever gone there. I am so very happy to see that during these tough times they have found a way to continue to showcase art in our community. I’ll be checking out the online event between the 20th and the 6th, and I hope everyone in the community will join me in supporting the Pumphouse as well.”
Admission for the live show is $5. Ticket holders will get a chance to win the door prize donated by local merchants and artisans. The T’was the Night Before Christmas themed gift basket is valued at more than $300. There are a limited number of spots available, and masks are mandatory. Volunteers will be conducting health screens as per provincial guidelines. To reserve a spot, contact the Pumphouse at 905-468-5455 or follow the link on the webpage niagarapumphouse.ca/artful-treasures-2020-online-show.
Also for sale at the arts centre are candles for the 2020 Candlelight Stroll taking place on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Presented by the NOTL Chamber of Commerce and Cogeco, this year’s stroll will be held virtually. Residents are encouraged to keep the spirit of the Candlelight Stroll alive by tuning into yourtv.tv/niagara to watch the opening ceremony, light your candles and sing along with the seasonal carols in front of their homes.
The candles are on sale for $3 and proceeds will be split among Temporary Seasonal Agricultural Worker Health Program and Migrant Workers Welcome Packages charities. In addition to the Pumphouse Arts Centre, the candles can also be found at Greaves Jams & Marmalades, the NOTL Public Library, and Colaneri Estate Winery.