HomeAboutExhibitionsGift ShoppeArt by the RiverLearnJoin & SupportContact

Gibson Gallery
Current Exhibit
​Donovan takes us on safari in South Africa through his wild life paintings, drawings and semi precious gemstones from the region. Journey with him through his art career, from his early creations to his latest works.
Admission is FREE‐donations support this heritage site.

For more information please:
Contact Us
August 1-August 28

Open each day, 11am to 5pm

50Years of Art by the River 

From its humble beginnings as a centennial event in 1967, with only a handful of artists and artisans participating, Art by the River has grown into the principle fundraiser of the Gibson Gallery. This exhibit celebrates Essex County’s original artand craft festival, showcasing the art  and crafts that have been featured there, newspaper clippings and photographs
taken over the last 50 years.

Gibson Gallery Guilds

"Gibson Girls" -Needlework
Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

"Wednesday Group" 
Crocheting and Knitting
Wednesday, 1-3:30pm

"Artist Station" 
Drawing and Painting.
Thursdays, 1-4pm

August 27 & 28, 10am - 5pm
Our 50th Year!

For questions, application forms, or any other matters related to 
Art by the River, 
please call us at 519-736-2826.

Welcome to the Gibson Gallery / Fort Malden Guild of Arts & Crafts

The Gibson Gallery is located in South Western Ontario's historic town of Amherstburg.
This former Michigan Central Railroad Station, ca. 1896, has been renovated to its original Romanesque glory
 featuring towering ceilings, hardwood floors and bevelled glass windows.
A full season of exhibits showcasing Essex County artists, travelling exhibits from Ontario museums and galleries and an
  unique Artisan Shoppe  make this heritage building a vital center for the visual arts, offering art and craft lessons, an artist guild and three needle art guilds. A railroad museum, featuring artifacts and memorabilia, is housed in the attached caboose.

The Gallery is owned and operated by the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts,
a charitable organization incorporated in 1975 "to encourage and foster cultural development in the fields of fine arts and applied arts".

Admission to the Gallery is free-donations help support this heritage site.

    Out of Africa Donovan Alp
     July 3- July 31       Opening reception  on Friday, July 8 from 7-9pm

The Gibson Gallery was honoured to receive
the 2016 award for
 "Leadership in the Visual Arts"
 from the Windsor Endowment for the Arts
on Thursday, May 12, 2016
and selected Best Art Gallery in Windsor/Essex County by Tourism Windsor Essex's social media campaign.