Programs & Events

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Fibre Arts Festival 2018

Do you consider yourself a fibre artist? With 2016's Fibre Arts Festival a resounding success, we will repeat in two years. August 15, 2018 will be the deadline to submit. Call 274-7891 for more information or ask at the museum. We’re also online:


SnOasis Five, Canada Alive!

presented by Friends of the Museum & Friends of the Library!

March 4th at the Library

More info to follow!


Arts Programming

The museum has once again partnered with Friends of the Museum to offer arts programming to our community. Together we pay for artists to lead workshops, plus cover the costs of advertising. Adult participants pay for materials only. You must prepay, one week prior, to hold your spot.

In this way, costs for programming are within reach for most of our community.

Below is our line-up for programming confirmed for 2017. Classes run 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, unless otherwise indicated. Call 274-7891 to sign up, but for adult classes, please pre-pay at the museum!

Adults (age 12 and up)

Painting with Acrylics (i.e. winter scene pictured above) - Sat Jan 21 - $40 - Instructor: Jen Coats

Rughooking - Sat Jan 28 AND Sat Feb 4 - $55 incl both - Instructor: Deb Ballard

Silk Scarf Painting - From the Grind Up - Mon Feb 6, 6-9 p.m. $45 - Instructor: Cher Pruys

China Painting - Sat Feb 11 AND Sat Feb 18 - $15 incl both - Instructor: Charleen Mallory

Felt Animal-Making - Sat Mar 11 AND Sun Mar 12 - $15 incl both - Instructor: Jamie Nelson

Sushi Making - Sat Mar 18 - $25 - Instructor: Aya Sletmoen

Easter Wreaths - Sat April 8 - $35 - Instructor: Jen Coats

Pysanky Easter Eggs - Sat Apr 1 - $5 - Instructor: Lindsay Hamilton

Breadmaking - TBA - Instructor: Judy Kielczewski

Open Studio for Children & Families - Art & Drama with Lauren Hyatt
$2 per person or $5 per family

Come & Go, 1-4 p.m. at the Museum.
Last Saturday of each month: Jan 28th, Feb 25th, Mar 25th, Apr 29th


Are you an artist with plans to exhibit your work?

Exhibition Assistance through the Ontario Arts Council

Keep in mind that the Fort Frances Museum is a Recommender Gallery for exhibition assistance. Each year our area is allotted funds to help artists in their efforts to exhibit their work. Artists can apply to the Museum for up to $1500. A committee will review your application, and if eligible, can make a recommendation to the Ontario Arts Council for approval of exhibition assistance funds.

Deadline for this round is Mon Jan 16, 2017. Applications can be accessed on the Ontario Arts Council website.


The Creative Connection

Be a part of the creative connection in the community! Between art-related exhibits/individuals, musical endeavours, various events, festivals, drama/theatre groups, presentations, venues, etc. Fort Frances offers a variety of ways to get involved.

Educational Programs

The Fort Frances Museum offers curriculum related Education Programs for school classes. Programs can include a video presentation, artifact discovery, or craft activity.

Norval Morrisseau

As part of our permanent collection in our upstairs gallery, we are proud to exhibit a selection by Norval Morrisseau. Mr. Morrisseau was a local Anishinaabeg artist who achieved worldwide recognition for his work. The painting was donated years ago by local art teacher, Margaret Lichtenstein, and hung without fanfare in a non-descript frame in the Museum office. With the assistance of a grant through the Canadian Museums Association, Preserving Canadian Treasures, the piece has been professionally cleaned by a conservator and beautifully framed to draw proper attention to the genius of this renowned artist.