Welcome

Welcome to the Visual Artists of Welland website! We're glad you're here. Take some time to look around and meet the artists.

Whether you are an art enthusiast, emerging or established artist, there is a place for you with the VAW!

WHAT'S ON NOW:

The Gallery Shop at the Seaway Mall has become a popular spot for community art lovers! For the time-being, the Gallery Shop, as well as all non-essential retail outlets, have been shuttered until the stay-at-home restrictions for the pandemic will be lifted, hopefully by July 1, 2021.

Until then, acquaint yourself with the current Gallery Shop exhibits, as well as the VAW artists on the Members Page (quick links in the photos above). Feel free to contact the VAW at visualartistsofwelland@gmail.com if you see something you wish to purchase in the exhibit photos.

GALLERY SHOP in SEAWAY MALL

[temporarily closed due to recent COVID restrictions, due to re-open on July 2, 2021]

The Visual Artists of Welland Gallery Shop at the Seaway Mall is a bright and comfortable space where the artwork of VAW members is showcased in 2-month rotating exhibits. There are currently 17 members who have their art for sale. You can find art to suit any wall in any home, or as a gift for any special occasion. There is art for every personality and pocket-book.

To find us, go through the Pizza Pizza Mall entrance and we're right near Freedom Mobile. You can CLICK the image to see a video of the gallery, full of gorgeous artwork by local artists.

For more information about the Gallery and Gallery Hours, go to the About Page (visualartistsofwelland.com/about)

Why not drop into the Gallery Shop and make a day of shopping at the Seaway Mall?

Come join in the fun, and buy and support local.

CONSIDER JOINING the VAW:

Membership cost is $35.00—September to September. You can find the Membership Application and details on the Members Page.

Meeting Dates: Due to COVID-19, the monthly meetings are suspended until further notice.

There are significant opportunities that the VAW is currently exploring for its membership, and for the community, in keeping with our Mission and Vision Statements (see Footer below).

NOTE FROM THE CO-FOUNDERS:

We would like to thank everyone, but especially Board and VAW members, several area local businesses that contributed in any way (please see Sponsors), community members, Mayor Campion and his office, M.P. Vance Badawey, John Clark of MT Bellies, and Keith Cumming of Primeway Group - all who believed in us. It was a fabulous first year! We're excited about our second year and more things to come.

Thank you,

Deedee Alexandre and Pam Duncan