Art in the Open aims to add significance to civic spaces, as well as engage with audiences to promote an appreciation for the artworks themselves, but also the public spaces they inhabit. These artworks all tell stories that have helped shape not just local communities, but also how we understand and appreciate Niagara and its history. The pieces chosen highlight this both in a wider manner, but will
also feature local figures and stories that are all very relevant to this region. Art in the Open is focused on furthering community engagement with public art works across the region, promoting not just education and appreciation of the very diverse works and important artists in this area, but to illustrate how these works act as landmarks for the history of these 12 municipalities.
As information and images of the myriad of works goes online, we’re eager for you to expand the conversation around them, with your own insights and memories.
Whether you’re interested in our storied military heritage, the cultures and practices that founded and built our communities from indigenous settlements to modern industry, or celebrations of our region’s natural beauty, you can navigate by Theme on our interactive map.
Visit the site on your desktop computer or tablet to plan your route or save this Progressive Web App to your home screen to explore art both online and offline!
Uncover the story of four key pieces from around Niagara, brought to life in a series of short videos.