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Pelham Art Festival celebrates its 36th year

'A wonderful atmosphere, created by a vibrant community of artists'

Pelham Art Festival executive chair Heidi TeBrake was thrilled with the turnout last Friday evening as the Pelham Art Festival got under way, running through Sunday at the Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill.

“It was a packed house, with many participants telling me how much they enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere created by such a vibrant community of artists,” she said. A jazz trio performed on opening night.

Some 80 artists — two thirds from the Niagara region — were present at the 36th annual show and art sale on Mother’s Day weekend. The festival, which is completely run and supported by volunteers, raises funds for the Pelham Public Libraries, and awards scholarships to graduating high school students at E. L. Crossley and Notre Dame. Over the past three decades, almost half a million dollars have been directed to worthy causes in the community.

Profiles of the participating artists are available at:


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A life-long Niagara resident, Don Rickers worked for 35 years in university and private school education. He segued into journalism in his retirement with the Voice of Pelham, and now PelhamToday
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