Saturday 6 April 2019
at NAC 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines ON
Doors at 8:00PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM*

Niagara’s creative community has come together in record numbers to support your friendly neighbourhood artist-run centre at the ninth annual SMALL FEATS ART SHOW!

Over one hundred and twenty NAC Member artists are creating sooo-weet works of art for Niagara’s largest and most energetic art sale frenzy set to take place on Saturday 6 April at NAC in Downtown St. Catharines.

Every year NAC challenges our artist members to create killer-diller visual art con­fined to an area no larger than one square foot—all for sale for $200. In 2017 we broke the mold and introduced Big Feats for sale at $800 (varying in size and all way bigger than a square foot)!

And 2019 brings a whole new suite of works – $50 silk screened prints hand made at the NAC Studio Shop. There’s something for every art collector at SMALL FEATS!

The annual SMALL FEATS show and sale is NAC’s largest art fundraiser and an as­sured rocking good time in beautiful downtown St. Catharines-on-the-parking-lot.

Every year artists respond to the call—and to the efforts and talents of their peers—and every year the show gets larger and the art gets stronger. Each of the contributing artists has generously chosen to split half or donate all of the proceeds to NAC, Niagara’s friendly neighbourhood, charitably registered artist-run centre.

We’ll be uploading images of the work on our site beginning Wednesday 27 March. Make sure to refresh the page every day leading up to the event!

See what makes Niagara a distinct place to live.
Own a piece of this place–our place.
Buy Local Art!

* Upgrade your NAC membership to Supporter, Patron, or Champion and get in early at 7:40PM. Don’t miss Niagara’s largest visual art show and sale. Special viewing and purchasing opportunities are available.


NAC Studio / Shop Official Launch
433A St. Paul Street
Saturday 9 December 3PM-4:30PM

Just a block away from NAC, you’ll find the NAC Studio/Shop at 433A St. Paul Street. The storefront space accommodates eleven artist studios, a fully equipped print studio, and a shop featuring original NAC member art work, vintage clothes, records, and other cultural curiosities.

The Studio/Shop was founded thanks to a one-year investment from
the Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Program.

Join us for refreshments and remarks at 3PM!



Poster by NAC Member Kevin “Attic Daddy” Richardson

CULTURE REJECT / Fri 24 Nov 2017

C U L T U R E  R E J E C T  at  N A C
Friday 28 November 2017
Doors 8PM

$8 at the door / Licensed event

Masker-Aid Dinner + Party / Sat 18 Nov 2017


$110  / person

Includes complimentary wine + admission to the party

6:30PM > sparkling reception
7:15PM > Amuse bouche followed by three courses
9:00PM > doors open for MASKER-AID

Tickets available at NAC
VISIT US: 354 St. Paul Street.

Please specify any dietary restrictions when you reserve your seat.


MASKER-AID PARTY / Saturday 18 November 2017

A Fun-Raiser in benefit of the Niagara Artists Centre

Saturday 18 November 2017 / Doors at 9PM
Odd Fellows Temple Union Lodge #16

36 James Street / Second Floor



In homage to the days of taking over a warehouse (courtesy of our friends at WS Tyler) and getting dressed up all freaky-like, NAC is throwing a party in memory of STRUTT. The STRUTT Wearable Art Show was a community favourite, a highlight in the fall calendar, and we miss it! Don’t get us wrong, this party doesn’t signal the end of all things STRUTT, it’s just a friendly reminder that $t. Ca$hrines knows how to have a good time. So put on your craziest outfit à la wearable art and join us at The Odd Fellows’ Temple to get your dance on.
Get your tickets in advance at NAC
Advance Tickets:
$20 Regular / Members $15
At the Door: $25 

Attic Daddy + Charles J Hunk and the Trainwreck / Sat 23 Sept 2017

Attic Daddy & Charles J Hunk and the Trainwreck
Sat 23 Sept 2017
TCO Rooftop Terrace at NAC

Take a break from the streets and head up to the roof this Saturday for Attic Daddy and Charles J Hunk and the Trainwreck.

DOORS 8PM / SHOW 8:30PM-ish

$15 NAC Members / $20 Regular

Big thanks to our friends at Niagara Oast House Brewers, The Office, tap & grill, Rise Above, Mahtay Café & Lounge, and Long & McQuade – St. Catharines for their support of the Summer Rooftop Series!

Friends & Neighbours at Mahtay Cafe / Sat 9 Sept 2017

Zula Presents
Niagara Artists Centre

Fire Music from Norway

Mahtay Cafe
241 St. Paul St.
St. Catharines, ON

Saturday 9 September 2017

ANDRÉ ROLIGHETEN saxophones/clarinets
JON RUNE STRØM double bass

Described as energetic and melodic free jazz inspired by musicians like Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders and John Carter, Norway’s Friends & Neighbors create an authentic and acoustic atmosphere that refers back to the political roots of free jazz.
Through original and strong compositions, this has resulted in a band sound with strong identity, crystal clear presence and personality. 
Their second release Hymn for a Hungry Nation was received with 4 1/2 out of 5 stars in DownBeat Magazine. 



Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet / Fri 25 Aug 2017

Friday 25 August 2017

Doors at 8PM / Show at 8:30PM

TCO Rooftop Terrace at NAC

$15 NAC Members / $20 Regular
> or rooftop pass <

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet’s infectious surf-inflected instrumental pop songs will be instantly recognizable to anyone who watched “The Kids in the Hall.” Their song “Having an Average Weekend” was the theme to that late, great, Canadian sketch comedy show, and they also provided the little instrumental flourishes between skits.

The band formed in Toronto in 1984 and released their first seven-inch in 1985 (“Our Weapons Are Useless” b/w “Bennett Cerf” and “Having an Average Weekend”). Over the next five years, the band released seven more singles, which they collected on their first full-length, 1990’s Savvy Show Stoppers (Cargo). In 1991, they followed with Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham, also on Cargo, and in 1993, they released Sport Fishin’ – The Lure of the Bait, The Luck of the Hook (recorded by none other than Steve Albini).

The Ferns / 1914 on the TCO Terrace > Sat 12 Aug 2017

THE FERNS + 1914
Saturday 12 August
NAC’s TCO Rooftop Terrace
Doors at 8PM / Show 8:30PM

$15 NAC Members / $20 Regular
> or rooftop pass <

The Ferns
Not only are The Ferns dedicated to providing a highly entertaining and enthusiastic live musical set, they also strive to blur the line between a structured performance and structured chaos. For the past 6 months, The Ferns have been winning over audiences with their unique brand of outlandish jangle music and far-out live shows. With rapid-fire stage banter and ultra-tight/super catchy tunes, they guarantee a splendid time for all.

From Welland, Ont., 1914 enjoys the simplicity and energy of early rock ‘n’ roll and combines this with noisy remembrances of girl groups of the past. Writing and recording since 2010, 1914 has recently begun playing shows around southern Ontario and is currently in the studio finishing up a record to be released in 2017.

The Woodshed Orchestra and P-TBDO

The Woodshed Orchestra + PTBDO !!
Friday 4 August 2017
Doors at 8PM / Show at 8:30PM
$15 (NAC Members) / $20 (Regular)

The Woodshed Orchestra exists to bring love + happiness into this world.
Drummer p-tbdo exists to do the same!
What more could a band ask for in a special guest?
It’s a perfect match!

The Woodshed Orchestra loves to play St. Catharines.
The people of St. Catharines treat the Woodshed Orchestra so very kindly.
Drummer p-tbdo is full of loving-kindness.
Again, perfect match!

The Woodshed Orchestra is gonna play tunes that make your hips gyrate and your shoulders pulsate. Drummer p-tbdo is gonna get deep into the groove so everybody on the NAC rooftop starts to move.

I think you could say it’s a perfect match!


The Summer Rooftop Series is supported by Niagara Oast House BrewersRise AboveThe Office, tap & grill,  Mahtay Café & Lounge, and Long & McQuade – St. Catharines.