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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:


Arts Programming

Fall workshops!

Typically Saturdays, from 1 - 4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Book early as classes fill up fast! Fees must be paid one week prior to class. Spots not paid for will be offered to those on the waiting list.

Adult classes are for age 12 and up, but young adults must be interested and able to participate. Both candy-making and rug-hooking have special requirements, so stop by and pick up instructions.

Open Studios for children and families will run the last Saturday of each month, 1-4 p.m. These are drop-in sessions, so depending on your child and your schedule. $2 per child, or $5 maximum family rate payable when you come. Lauren Hyatt will lead classes. Sessions emphasize individual expression and may include dramatic play. A shy child? No worries; he/she won’t even know they’re acting!

*Reminder: All workshops have been subsidized with funding from Friends of the Museum who help pay for artist’s fees, advertising and snacks! So please be generous to Friends fundraising efforts!

Adult Classes





Jamie Nelson

Sat Sept 16 & 23


Thanksgiving floral

Jen Coats

Wed Oct 4, 6-9



Aya Sletmoen

Sat Oct 14, 11 - 1 p.m.


Advanced Soap-making

Char Mallory

Wed Oct 25, 6-9


Fudge/candy for Christmas

Deb Ballard

Wed Nov 8, 6-9


Fused glass Christmas

Cher Pruys

Sat Nov 18, 1-4


Christmas cookies

Meghan Spooner

Sat Dec 9


Christmas floral

Jen Coats

Sat Dec 16
10 - 1 p.m.


Coming in the new year… Cup-cake decorating MSpooner Jan 20; Sip & Paint Sun-catcher glass CPruys Jan 22; Rughooking DBallard Feb 3 & 10; Silk Tie painting CPruys Mar 3; Spring floral arrangement JCoats Mar 24; Scone-making SGeorge & MHickling Apr 15; Garden stepping stone NLowey May 5. Details to be confirmed.


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.

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.