Back in 2005 Fort Erie Arts Council (FEAC) was formed by a small group of local artists and community members. After a few years of successful artist-run events surrounding the hallmark fundraiser, Red Ribbon Art Exhibition, the council sought a location to call home. In 2010 FEAC found such a place.
The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts is a former church that was purchased by Jason Pizzicarola. He wanted to offer the building as a space for the community to visit to enjoy such things as an art gallery, theatre performances, concerts, art classes etc. If there was ever a question about what to do this weekend, he wanted people to check out what was happening at the Sanctuary. It would be the place "to be" for local entertainment.
The Art Boutique has since closed its doors in the Fall of 2013, but members and local artists continue to exhibit their work on the walls of the main hall space. The gallery shares the multi-purpose space as it is rented out to a wide variety of community functions including weddings, showers, theatre groups, concerts, exercise classes, and more.
The Fort Erie Arts Council hosts a number of their events and regular programming at The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts as well as its sister-business in Bridgeburg, The Bell Tower-Sanctuary.
The Fort Erie Arts Council encourages diverse artistic endeavors in the Fort Erie community to enrich the lives of its residents. We are committed to the development of a rich and sustainable environment for the arts and culture in the Municipality of Greater Fort Erie and to further develop a strong and thriving creative spirit through the arts as the heart of the community life.
|Fort Erie Arts Council
209 Ridge Road North
Ridgeway, Ontario L0S 1N0
(Post Box Only)