New workshops will be posted Wed Jan 9, registration begins Jan 10.

Programs & Events

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New workshop line-up will be posted Jan 9. Registration begins Thurs Jan 10th. Fees must accompany your registration.

Our classes continue to fill up very quickly. We also have long wait lists, which tells us these classes are important to our community.

In the new year, we are revising registration requirements. If you wish to sign up for a class, you must stop by and pay. Because we must provide our instructors with accurate numbers (to enable them to order supplies and plan), we can no longer wait on payment. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanks once again to participants, artists and to Friends of the Museum who help pay the artists' fees and advertising. Without their contributions, classes would be considerably more costly.  Where would we be without our Friends!

Please take note that the museum is NOT equipped with credit or debit machines.


Fibre Arts Festival 2019

Do you consider yourself a fibre artist? With 2016's Fibre Arts Festival a resounding success, we are repeating to coincide with Fibre Content, a travelling exhibit that will be on loan to us in February and March of 2019. As in 2016, the travelling exhibit will be featured in our main floor gallery, while our local Fibre Arts Festival 2019 will be on display in our upstairs gallery. This will be a juried exhibit with prizes. January 15, 2019 will be the deadline to submit. Call 274-7891 for more information or ask at the museum. 

Yes, it seems like far in the future, but really... there's not much time! Submission deadline January 15, 2019.


Are you an artist with plans to exhibit your work?

Exhibition Assistance through the Ontario Arts Council

The Fort Frances Museum is no longer a Recommender Gallery for exhibition assistance. Funds designated for our area stay in our area however.  Therefore artists can apply to other recemmender galleries in northwestern Ontario 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.

A new season has begun. Submission this year is online, so check out new information on the Arts Council website as to how to apply.


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.