Submissions now open: 2019 Visual Art Submission Registration

146 Queen St. Dunnville, ON N1A 1H7

November 2nd - 17th 2019 in the Heart of Haldimand County

The Importance of Art and Creativity to the LoCAL ECONOMY

John Edelman, owner of Haldimand Motors speaks on why arts and culture are imperative to a thriving local economy.

Many Ways to Show Your Support



Haldimand Art Works is Haldimand County's only non-profit arts organization and has charitable status. This means that any individual or business that donates to the River Arts Festival is eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt.

Make a $150+ donation to River Arts Festival 2018 before Oct. 1st, 2018 and you or your business will receive a VIP FESTIVAL PASS. 

Our VIP FESTIVAL PASS entitles donors to exciting opportunities such as:

VIP Receptions/Artist Meet and Greets/SWAG/Exclusive Updates & More



85% of operating revenue comes from the local community—from people, businesses and organizations who value and understand the importance of the arts. 

Businesses and Organizations which sponsor River Arts Festival and Haldimand Art Works benefit from logo visibility, social media campaigns, VIP events, and admission to other annual signature events such as HAW's Annual Charity Art Auction and Awards, held every Spring.

Please contact us to discuss and arrange a sponsorship opportunity before Sept. 1st, 2018 in order to get the most out of your contribution. 

In-Kind Support


Everyone has something to offer the world, but we recognize not everyone has money to spend. That's why River Arts Festival and Haldimand Art Works value In-Kind Contributions! 

Whether you provide a beneficial service, or have an available venue, or want to get involved as a volunteer - we offer exciting opportunities for our In-Kind Supporters such aslgo visibility, social media awareness, VIP events, and special invitiations to events. 

Together we are stronger, and together with the arts we can grow the strength of our local economy. 

Learn Why Supporting Arts & Culture Is Important

Dunnville-based artists Gloria Kingma shares why she continues to learn after 45 years of painting. 

Niagara-based artist, Jane Dickson, speaks to why intuitive creation is important for health, wellness and expression.