Open House: Saturday, February 17, 2024 – 10 am to 4 pm
The city of Niagara Falls is brimming with excitement as it prepares for the highly-anticipated unveiling of the Niagara Falls Exchange on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Located at 5943 Sylvia Place, this dynamic event space is poised to become the epicenter of arts and culture in Niagara Falls.
During the Open House event, which will run from 10 am to 4 pm, visitors can expect a day filled with exciting activities including guided tours, captivating art installations, live musical performances, engaging vendor booths, and much more! This free and open event offers everyone a chance to get a sneak peek into the vibrant world of arts and culture that The Exchange will encompass.
Here are some of the highlights that await at The Exchange:
- Creative Spaces: Immerse yourself in the artistic atmosphere of The Exchange by exploring its Artist & Woodworking Studios. These spaces are designed to inspire creativity and provide a platform for local artists to showcase their talents.
- Market Vendors: Delight your taste buds and support local businesses by visiting the various market vendors at The Exchange. From the delectable treats of Niagara Samosa Factory and Shriners Creek Kettle Popcorn to the mouthwatering delights of Fiesta Empanada and The Funghi Guy Gourmet Mushrooms, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the baked goods from Moodies Bakery, fresh produce from Bry-Anne Farms, the natural sweetness of Harvey’s Honey, or the juicy fruits from DeVries Fruit Farm.
- Live Music/DJ Performances: Experience the power of music as you indulge in a day filled with live performances and DJ sets at The Exchange. From local talents to renowned artists, the lineup promises to captivate audiences of all ages and musical preferences.
- Artists include:
- Rita Visser
- Dave Mathews
- Zach Bury
- Chantal Barrette
- Cd Onofrio
- Amanda Lyn Parker
- Eric James
- Joe Lapinski
- DJ Marinko
- DJ Chance Mutuku
- Artists include:
- Art Exhibits: Delight in the Niagara Falls In Focus photography exhibit and temporary and permanent installations by various artists.
- On-Site Activities: Engage in fun activities and games, including a collage party by Paper Bananas, screen printing by NAC, and magic shows by Matt Anthony and Robert Chan.
- Free Admission: Take advantage of free admission to the Niagara Falls History Museum and explore their new exhibition, “My Story, My Tattoo.”
- Free On-Site Parking: Arrive hassle-free with free on-site parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking information can be found at nfexchange.ca/about/parking.
The Niagara Falls Exchange Open House is an event not to be missed. Come and join us on Saturday, February 17, 2024, for a day of celebration and immersion in the arts and culture that will define The Exchange as a vibrant hub in Niagara Falls.
About The Exchange
After years of careful preparation, the Niagara Falls City Council authorized the development of The Exchange, a new market and cultural hub strategically positioned in the Main and Ferry district. The project, which began in 2021, has resulted in a 10,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor multifunctional event space meant to support the city’s food, music, art, and cultural communities.
- Year-Round Farmers’ Market: Starting October 14, 2023, the 4,000 sq foot Market Hall will host a year-round Farmers’ Market, emphasizing locally sourced products within a 100-mile radius.
- Versatile Space: Designed for flexibility, the Market Hall can accommodate various activities, from musical performances to festivals.
- Collaborative Spaces: Shared artist studios encourage creation, collaboration, and development, offering competitive rates and 24/7 accessibility.
- Community Space: The woodworking shop on the main floor provides materials and tools for artists, amateur woodworkers, and creators.
- Workshops and Assistance: Staffed by trained professionals, the studio offers workshops for both new and experienced woodworkers.
- Quality Exhibition Space: Located on the second floor, the gallery prioritizes local artists, providing a platform for exhibition.
- Exciting Additions: Details about the café at The Exchange will be revealed soon, adding a culinary dimension to the cultural experience.
Uncovering Historical Layers
The Exchange’s location has a long history, dating back to its Indigenous beginnings and serving a variety of functions over time. From the Battle of Lundy’s Lane to the lively Drummondville district, the location has seen a variety of dramas unfold throughout time.
As The Exchange takes its place on this historically significant land, it continues a heritage of community, creativity, and culture. Join us on February 17th for an immersive experience in the center of Niagara Falls’ arts and cultural district!