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Spring Fling Art Show & Sale Announced

Posted Nov 18th, 2018 in Connecting Niagara, Arts & Crafts, Festivals and Events, Sports and Recreation, Culture, welland

Spring Fling Art Show & Sale Announced

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Visual Artists of Welland has announced their first event - Spring Fling Art Show & Sale, April 5-7, 2019.

The first organized event planned for Visual Artists of Welland, is the “Spring Fling Art Show and Sale” to be held on April 5-7, 2019.  This will be held in the newly-renovated hall at Canada’s Best Value Inn, Niagara Street in Welland. This event will be free to the public with a donation for the food bank suggested for entry. The enthusiasm shown by local artists for this event is very encouraging and we expect there will be a wide array of extremely talented individuals entering.

In order to be successful, the support of the local business community is essential. Through advertising and donations of either cash or prizes, you can assist in making this event a success. The Spring Fling Art Show and Sale needs to make a statement to Welland that the arts are very much alive in our city, and your support will help to confirm this message.

Become a Sponsor

Visual Artists of Welland are seeking sponsors of the event, please contact Pam Duncan 905-327-6174, or Deedee Alexandre 905-732-4782, if you are interested. Sponsorship information is as follows:

Platinum Level            -           donation of $1000.00 or more.

In return you will receive …

•        Title Sponsorship for event

•        public recognition in all forms of advertising media used for the event      

•        name and logo on all printed forms of event advertising

•        recognition on Social Media, on display boards, and programs at the event.                     

•        invitation to place company advertising and business cards on tables at the event

Gold level                    -           donation of $750.00 to $999.00.

In return you will receive…

•        public recognition in all forms of advertising media used for the event

•        name and logo on all forms of printed advertising for the event

•        recognition on Social Media, display boards and programs at the event

•        invitation to place company advertising and business cards on tables at the event.

Silver level                   -           donation of $500.00 to $749.00.

In return you will receive…

•        recognition of support on Social Media

•        company name on programs at the event and invitation to place company cards on table at event.

Bronze level                -           donation of $250.00 to $499.00.

In return you will receive…

•        recognition on Social Media

•        company name on program showing list of sponsors at the event. Invitation to provide company business cards for table at event


a) Cash donation of any amount up to $249.00

b) Donation of item for prize table to be raffled at event- minimum value of $30.00

All donors will be acknowledged on our website and social media. A list of donors will be at the event and placed throughout the venue. Donors to the prize table may provide business cards or information to be placed by their donation.

About Visual Artists of Welland

The Visual Artists of Welland is a new volunteer-based group of art enthusiasts, emerging artists, and established artists whose aim is to lead, promote, and assist the local arts community through events, education, and social interaction. The three Membership meetings have had great response from the general public with artists and art lovers alike attending, not just from Welland, but also surrounding communities.

An application has been made with the government of Ontario to establish Visual Artists of Welland as a not-for-profit association; this process should be completed by mid-December. To date, we have received assistance from the City of Welland for our initial meeting space, and encouragement from Mayor Campion to continue this group.

The future aim of Visual Artists of Welland are varied and some will take time to achieve. These include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • establishing a permanent home for the Visual Artists of Welland. This will provide a place for formal meetings, a gallery, studio space, and a place where courses and workshops can be held
  • sponsoring a speakers program that would be open to members and the public for a nominal fee
  • establishing an annual scholarship fund for Welland secondary school graduating art students who wish to further their education in the visual arts. This would include Eastdale, Centennial, Notre Dame, Confederation and Jean Vanier schools.
  • promoting and creating events within the City to engage the public such as exhibitions, Painting in the Park, open-air art festivals throughout the City of Welland, and Studio Tours
  • assisting the City with promoting Welland as an artistic, creative, and vibrant destination to explore

The next general meeting is November 19th at 6:30 pm at the Chippawa Community Centre, First Ave. Welland. Details here: 

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  • Thanks Debi. I follow Connecting Niagara on Twitter and Facebook as well. It's nice to have a site that promotes local events and organizations. We appreciate the support and promotion of our event.
    ~ Dan M.


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