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 art and craft festival, showcasing the art and crafts that have been featured there, newspaper clippings and photographs taken over the last 50 years.
Admission is FREE‐donations support this heritage site.
For more information please:
September 1-September 25
Thursday-Sunday, 11am to 5pm
The Beauty of Nature : Maria Jose
Up and coming artist, Maria Jose strives to capture the beauty in every day life and make the world a more beautiful colourful place.
Gibson Gallery Guilds
"Gibson Girls" -Needlework
Crocheting and Knitting
Drawing and Painting.
ART BY THE RIVER 2016
August 27 & 28, 10am - 5pm
Our 50th Year!
Sites for 2016 are full-waiting list only.
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.
Celebrating 50 Years of Art by the River
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.