Ridgeway’s Art by the Market
The Ridgeway Art Market offers the Niagara South community an opportunity to purchase artwork from our local artists and artisans. The event began as a pilot project in 2014 and has blossomed into a wonderful showcase of local arts. The purpose of the art market is to provide a community marketplace that encourages art lovers to support a “a local artist”.
The Ridgeway’s Art by the Market is operated by the Ridgeway Business Improvement Area.
Art by the Market operates Saturday mornings May 6 to October 14, 2017 with hours from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The art market is located along the Friendship Trail adjacent to the Municipal Parking Lot in Downtown Ridgeway and across the street from Ridgeway’s Village Square. It is now a partner event with the farmers’ market. In 2017 some artists will be integrated into the farmers’ market to bring these two great events together
Throughout the season, special art events will be held in the Village Square so watch local Facebook Pages for the details.
Do note that Art by the Market does operate on a weather permitting basis. Our artists devote many hours to create works and they are fragile and would be damaged. On average in the previous three years, three Saturdays per season have had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.
If you are an artist or artisan and would like more information, we want to hear from you! We continue to look for local vendors. Please provide a brief description of your products, pictures and a brief bio on your art history. For information call: 289-476-1311 x 5 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 ART BY THE MARKET VENDORS
Artfully Crafted –banners and handcrafted creations
Boho Studio – fine arts and mixed media
Broken Arrow Designs – fine arts ****
Carnival of Kitsch – repurposed cloth & fabric
Carved in Stone – stone decor
Created by Mouse – embroidery and millenary work
Earthtone Products – books featuring local history
Esa’s Art Gallery – fine arts
Mir Creations – recycled sweater mittens, jeans and purses****
Nifty Thrifty Design – repurposed furniture and household decorator items
Ole Farm Photography – photography featuring local heritage barns ****
To Dye For – personalized tye dye items
Valarie Forrester – fine arts and mixed media