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NAC Shuts Shop for Easter Weekend

NAC will be closed Good Friday through Dyngus Day Monday for the long weekend and in preparation for Small Feats! We’ll reopen on Tuesday 7 April at 10AM.

Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara
Saturday 11 April 2015 at NAC
Doors at 8:00PM – VIP Preview at 7:40PM*

All the squares fell out! And landed on the Niagara Artists Centre like an anvil on a Beechwood doughnut.
We’ve spent the week at NAC accumulating near to a hectare of stare warranting art work. There’s simply no telling what exactly we’ve got, you’re going to have to see it to believe it!

The SMALL FEATS show and sale is NAC’s largest annual fundraiser and an assured rocking good time in beautiful downtown St. Catharines-on-the-parking-lot. Every year NAC challenges our artist members to create killer-diller visual art confined to an area no larger than one square foot. These are veritable OXO cubes of artistry, the sweet and condensed distillations of visual expression. They pack a wallop but they’re small enough to hang almost anywhere in your house: in the hall, beside the fridge, in front of the TV, or hey, stick one up in the car. 

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. From over 300 entries, we’re going to skim the cream off of the top and show and sell the best 150. A preview of the show goes online next week at

On Saturday 11 April, NAC’s Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at 354 St. Paul will be rammed with art, all of it selling for the paltry sum of $200 per. Each of the contributing artists has generously chosen to split half or donate all of the proceeds to NAC, their friendly neighbourhood, charitably registered artist-run centre.

Take a look, find out what makes Niagara distinct. Own a piece of this place–our place. Buy Local Art!  

Don’t miss Niagara’s largest visual art show and sale. Special viewing and purchasing opportunities are available. Call NAC to find out more about how to get exactly what you want, even if it’s just this once.

*Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, and Champions.
Become a member, renew, or upgrade your membership today!

7th Annual In the Soil Arts Festival
Downtown St. Catharines Ontario
24 – 26 April 2015

The seventh year of the In the Soil Arts Festival is in the works; seeds are sprouting, gears are turning and we can’t wait to share what we’ve got in store for you. This year, In the Soil Arts Festival will take over the downtown core once again with a special program of music, media, theatre, dance, installations and one-time, out-of-the-box performance experiences.

Volunteers are the fertilizer of our festival. Each and every year the festival the festival comes to life thanks to the loving support and hard work of over 100+ volunteers. And we’re putting out this call to invite YOU to get in on the action!

Volunteering will get you an inside experience of In the Soil Arts Festival, and provide ample opportunity to catch an eclectic program of live theatre, poetry, music, dance, media and special streetscape art throughout ITS weekend.

A really good time, new friends, and a chance to contribute to this growing community festival;
Volunteer for three shifts and get a FREE festival pass;
Volunteer for 1 – 2 and receive $15 discount on Festival Passes.

Be sure to check for details.


Call for Submissions
Co-presented with Craft Arts Market (7 James St., downtown St. Catharines)

DATES: Friday 24 April 5pm – 9pm // Saturday 25 April & Sunday 26 April 2015 // 11 am – 5 pm
Submission Deadline: Monday 6 April 2015In the Soil Arts Festival, now in its 7th year, showcases and celebrates the unique artistic talents of Niagara and beyond. The 3-day event will feature more than 400 contemporary performing and literary artists, musicians, and media artists in the St Catharines downtown core. This year, we’ve teamed up with Craft Arts Market to present Vendor Bender, an arts market taking place at the hub of the event on James Street from Friday 24 April to Sunday 26 April 2015. TheVendor Bender offers an opportunity for independent Niagara artists and craftspeople to share their work. If you are making works such as artisanry; self-published magazine and book works; textile arts; screen prints; independent music recordings, and any other unique creations, we want you to present and sell your work at this dynamic, popular and exciting market.
The Vendor Bender will be part of our outdoor Festival Hub in a fully tented location on James Street and part of an entire street of activity, including the festival Main stage tent with food and drink and live entertainment throughout the three-day festival.


Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Powwow Boot Camp
Saturday 4 April 2015 from 10AM to 12PM

Please arrive at 9:45AM
Niagara Regional Native Centre
382 Airport Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
FREE EVENT – Registration is encouraged

The Centre for the Arts, Brock University and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre are pleased to offer a high-energy Powwow/dance training class. This is an intensive and fun boot camp style workout for people interested in maximizing their physical fitness led by Artistic Director Santee Smith and KDT instructors.  KDT’s Powwow Boot Camp allows participants to learn or practice skills in Indigenous dance forms of Powwow and Onkehon:we (Iroquois) social dances. These dances are performed in combination with exciting and challenging cardiovascular/physical conditioning exercises, contemporary dance, as well as incorporating the Muscle and Bone system. Focusing on body and spatial awareness through full-bodied movement sequences Powwow Boot Camp targets core strength in addition to muscularity of the legs. Move, dance, sweat, energize your body-mind-spirit, while listening to fabulous music in a social and invigorating environment.

This workshop is free, open to the public and recommended for ages 16 and up. Participants are asked to wear workout clothing, running shoes and to bring plenty of water. No previous dance experience is required.  “Celebrate being alive and be prepared to sweat!”  



Artist Talk with Santee Smith
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 2:00PM-3:30PM
Rodman Hall Arts Centre
109 St. Paul Crescent, St Catharines

Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided

Centre for the Arts, Brock University presents an afternoon with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s founding artistic director/choreographer, Santee Smith at Rodman Hall Arts Centre. The Centre for the Arts is presenting Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s TransMigration on Friday, April 17/15 at 7:30 p.m. but this is your chance to hear all about the development of the piece from its creator.  The moderated chat will explore the development of TransMigration from concept to choreography. This visually raw and engaging story was inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau. Following the chat, attendees will be treated to a short performance excerpt from TransMigration.


Wavelength Presents:
HAUSCHKA (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Prepared Piano + Electronic Influenced Soundscapes
with special guest: DIRTY INPUTS

Saturday 11 April 2015
Polish Combatants Hall

206 Beverley Street, Toronto

8pm – All Ages

NAC member Marinko Jareb will be mixing video on Saturday 11 April at a performance with Dirty Inputs (Toronto) and Hauschka (Düsseldorf, Germany) as part of the Wavelength Music Series at the Polish Combatants Hall in Toronto. 

Tickets $17 advance at Rotate This, Soundscapes & Ticketfly


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