Welcome to the 2021 Pelham Art Festival!
We move online to welcome you to our virtual hub for artists and art lovers, to enjoy unique original fine art - your connection to 60 artists and artwork - in a vibrant array of style, medium and message.
Same great show, great new format!
COVID-19 restrictions require new ways to make our festival available for you. We invite you to browse through the artwork of 60 artists who offer their best work for you to see and their art is available for you to purchase.
The traditional Mother's Day weekend festival, usually held in the Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill, Ontario, has been expanded for this year from May 1 to May 31, 2021 (extended!). The 2021 theme is Our Planet, Our Future and you will notice the extra effort artists have made to prepare an "environmental" selection. You will also see art from Youth Art Challenge and Poster Contest submissions. And, curated selections provide extra interest.
Every artist has provided unique original fine artwork in a wide variety of mediums and styles for you.
As in other years, 15% of artist sales go towards fundraising efforts to donate to the Pelham Libraries, fine arts scholarships, and to community art endeavors. That said, the first fundraising focus will be for the Library this year, since we were not able to make a Library donation last year as the 2020 festival needed to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
Thank you to our fine sponsors and volunteers for your part in helping to present our online show.
We are excited to be back and encourage each of you to enjoy the art and the extra features our new website has to offer.
- Heidi TeBrake, Chairperson Pelham Art Festival