Call to Artists

Visual artists of all mediums are invited to submit up to 3 artworks, flat and 3-dimensional work welcome. 

All non-youth/student entries will be juried for acceptance for exhibition over the full length of the Festival, November 3–17, 2018.

The exhibition is part of a two week multidisciplinary celebration of the arts, offering a free opportunity to show and sell your best work to a wide audience. 

There is no exhibit fee, but a 15% commission fee applies to any work sold. 

Commission is paid to the hosting venue or business. 

Commissions from artworks exhibited and sold in the Main Gallery will be paid back to River Arts Festival. 

Work MUST be ready-to-hang (If pieces are not properly framed AND wired, they will not be exhibited.) 

Frames with only small built-in hooks for hanging will NOT be accepted. 

Please wire all pieces to be hanged, before submitting.
Submissions will be accepted ONLY at LVW Creative Barracks, 125 Queen Street, Dunnville. Please check back for a subission schedule in September 2019. 

All pieces (including those that were not juried in to the show) must be picked up at Haldimand Art Works.

Unless prior arrangements are made, artists who do not pick up their work on November 18th & 19th are subject to a $5/day storage fee for their pieces. 

For more information email

Event Proposals for 2019

Do you have an idea for a fun, interactive event or workshop? Are you willing to put in a little elbow grease to make it happen? Do you want to partner with Haldimand's only Art-focused festival? Do you want to benefit from Festival marketing campaigns and be featured in our Festival Program?


If you answered 'yes' to any of these, questions there may be an opportunity for you to participate in River Arts Festival 2018. We are inviting local artists, musicians, performers and creatives of all shapes and sizes to share their ideas with us. 

Submit an event proposal with an artist bio, a short description, and a budget. 

Our River Arts Festival Planning Committee will review all proposals and select projects that diversify The Festival and fit our budget. 

To submit a proposal to 

Visual Art Submission Form

Print and Complete this form, and submit with up to three visual art pieces, in order to be part of our exhibition.
We will also have these forms available at the drop off location, 125 Queen Street, but if you'd like to streamline your submission process, doing the paperwork in advance helps!