Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Night of Music and Silent Auction at Station 1 Coffeehouse!

As Station 1 Coffeehouse's Charity for the month of May, 

we are proud to host a wonderful Night of Music, combined 

with a Silent Auction! Join us tomorrow night to see the 

musical repertoire of Craig Roberts, and bid on some lovely 

little items!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Xtracurricular 2014: Opening Friday, May 23, 2014 from 4pm-5pm!

May 23 - June 8, 2014

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 23, 2014


Xtracurricular is an annual exhibition that features artwork by local high school students and their  teachers. This is our chance to showcase the work of the talented individuals who will be our next generation of regional artists. The exhibition will include a wide range of artworks in a variety of media ranging from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and photography. Xtracurricular represents a year’s worth of learning. These students have explored their surroundings and manipulated their materials in order to transform a given project or set of guidelines into unique and meaningful works of art. Please join us to congratulate these talented youths!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Call for Entries: Station 1 Coffeehouse Juried Exhibition!

This May, The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is honoured to be 
Station 1 Coffeehouse's Charity of the Month!

To celebrate, Station 1 Coffeehouse and the Grimsby Public Art Gallery are proud to partner in Station 1's first Juried Exhibition!

1.  This call for entry is open to all residents with postal codes beginning in L3M and L0R

2.  Two dimensional works will be accepted.
(Must not exceed 36” in any direction)

3.  The jury will select no more than one work per artist for the exhibition.

4.  Original artwork must be brought to:

Station 1 Coffeehouse,
28 Main St. E,
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1M8

5.  All Entries must be received between
7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., May 16, 2014.

6.  The Jury’s decision is final. No entry may  be withdrawn once it has been accepted.  Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision after May 20 by email.

7.  All works must be ready for display with appropriate hardware.

8.  Selected works must be picked up on Monday, June 23, Tuesday June 24, or Wednesday, June 25 from 7am - 10pm.

9.  Station 1 Coffee House will assume no liability for loss, theft, fire, flood or vandalism while work is at Station 1.

For more information, or to receive an entry form
please contact the Gallery!

(905) 945-3246

Spend your Summer with Us!

Summer Programmes are officially OPEN for registration!

We have:
7 Weeks of Summer Camps
Art Club Jr. & Senior!
Fundamentals of Art for Teens
Introduction to Photography
Life Drawing

and more!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is focused on creating unique, relevant and educational programming both for the larger community and for our artist community. It is our goal to create a sense that art is for everyone and is pertinent in the lives of our community members. Art is integral to the overall well-being and vitality of any community and this is highlighted through our programming. It is the long term plan of the Education Coordinator to develop a sense that the art gallery is indeed an important part of the community and as such services children, adults and seniors in its attempts to nurture public appreciation and knowledge of art


Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more! Children will learn important skills while exploring a new fun and educational theme each week. These exciting projects are sure to challenge and entertain students all Summer long! 

Mini Makers Mornings

For ages 5-8 years:   9:30 am-12:00 pm

Avid Artists Afternoons

For ages 8-12 years:  1:30 pm- 4:00 pm

*please note the All Day Arts & Letters camp has different times

Week 1: July 14 - 18

Circus Week: Under The Big Top!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Calling all little ringmasters! Clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and stunt artists are all waiting to come to life through a variety of spectacular art projects you will make during this fun-filled-week! 

Week 2:July 21 – 26

Space Invaders!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96

Kids in spaaace! This is the week for all the little space cadets out there who love looking up at the night sky, counting stars, finding constellations and dreaming about the Milky Way. Learn about the cosmos through art, and maybe run into an alien or two along the way!

Week 3: July 28 – August 1

Wild Animal Safari
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
What kid doesn’t love animals? For those students with an equal love of wildlife and the Arts, this week will explore the captivating world of zoology through works of art inspired by their favourite beasts!

*Week 4: August 5 - 8 (no class Monday)
Arts & Letters 
For Ages 5 - 8 years 
9:00am - 3:30pm
Extended care is available for an additional $30  
Extended care begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Grimsby Public Library invite your little Book Worms to come explore the wonderful world of books and book-related arts. Through an exciting combination of literacy and creativity, students will create artworks and stories to share!

Week 5: August 11- 15 
Earth Week: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Don’t throw it out, make it into Art! Students will be amazed to discover the infinite creative possibilities of every day objects, all you need is imagination and a love of nature! Be Green and grow through the Arts!

Week 6: August 18 - 22
Fantasy Art Week
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
In a land far, far away, on a street named Carnegie Lane, brave heroes and crafty villains will gather to  create wondrous works inspired by legends and myths of old. This is the perfect week for Fantasy-loving students!

Week 7: August 25– 29
Deep Sea Adventures
Regular 1/2 day: 
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Yarrr mateys! What fascinating creatures and lost treasures lie at the bottom of the ocean? Students will explore the watery depths through art projects inspired by sea life, ship wrecks, mythological creatures and much more!


Art Club Junior (ages 5-8)
With Kendra Spurgeon
Thursdays,  July 3 - Aug 7, 2014
4:30pm - 6pm
6 Sessions
$30 Members/ $40 non-members

Each week , students will create a project in a different theme or media, make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. 
Students will learn the basics of fundamental art  practices and media while creating exciting works of art.

Arts Club Senior (ages 9-12)
With Kendra Spurgeon
Thursdays,  July 3 - Aug 7, 2014
6:30pm - 8pm
6 Sessions
$30 Members/ $40 non-members

As a continuation to ArtsClub Jr., each week , students will continue to enhance existing skills and be introduced to new ones (open to all levels)
Emphasis will be placed on weekly projects, drawing & painting techniques and 3 dimensional art projects. Topics including Art History, linear perspective, colour theory, and form will be introduced in a relaxed, stress-free environment.


Fundamentals of Art (ages 13-16)

With Tabitha Stephens

Saturdays: June 28 - Aug 2, 2014
2pm - 4pm
6 Sessions
$40 Members/ $50 non-members

Open to all experience levels, the Fundamentals of Art will take students through traditional aspects of drawing, painting, composition, perspective and creativity.  Each week will present a different project utilizing traditional and modern techniques in art.
All materials are included!


Introduction to Landscape Photography (Artist Talk)
With Thomas Stirr
Thursday,  June 26, 2014
7pm – 8:30pm
1 Session
$5 members/$8 non-members

Whether you’re someone looking to improve your holiday snapshots or an amateur wanting to learn more about landscape photography, you’ll enjoy spending time with Grimsby photographer Tom Stirr and his Introduction to Landscape Photography presentation. You’ll have a chance to view a selection of Tom’s images and get some insights on three key areas that can help you improve your landscape photography.

Life Drawing
(no instructor)
Tuesdays, July 8 -  July 29, 2014 
From 6:00pm - 8pm
4 Sessions
$30 members/$40 non-members

This Open Studio format allows each artist to determine their own needs ~ quick studies to extended poses. There is no instructor and each   participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery.


(905) 945-3246

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Xtracurricular 2014: Opening May 23, 2014!

Don't miss your chance to see Grimsby's youngest artists showing at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

Our annual secondary school art exhibition will feature: Grimsby Secondary School, Blessed Trinity, Beamsville Secondary, Heritage Christian and the F.O.R.T. !

55+ Art Classes at the Grimsby Senior Centre!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to continue its partnership with the Grimsby Senior Centre in offering 55+ Art Classes THIS Spring!  Explore a different medium each week, discover new approaches to Art and have FUN!

To register, please contact the Grimsby Senior Centre!
(905) 309-2075