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Gibson Gallery

ART by the RIVER, which is held annually the weekend before Labour Day weekend is the major fundraiser for the Gibson Gallery. This Arts and Craft Festival,  first held in 1967, is Essex County's original Arts & Crafts Show. It has grown into an end of summer tradition in Amherstburg, attracting 170 artists and artisans from across Ontario.
2023 will be the 56th year of this event!

When: Always the weekend before Labour Day Weekend Rain or Shine... 
Sat. & Sun. August 24 & 25, 2024
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

Where:  Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada
100 Laird Avenue Amherstburg, Ontario

$5.00 / Children 12 & under enter free when accompanied by an adult

NO PETS please-working animals ONLY allowed on site.
2023  Art by the River List of Exhibitors

Applications are processed and juried by date received on an ongoing basis. Applicants are notified of their status by email and a receipt sent if accepted. 
In July, an Exhibitor package outlining all the show details will be emailed/mailed to each exhibitor.
Included in your site fee are 2 Exhibitor Passes with names and site number . These will be available at your  assigned gate at Set-up Times. Please advise if a third is needed. More than 3 are subject to admission.

ART by the RIVER is an outdoor rain or shine show on the grounds of Fort Malden NHSC. Exhibitors must not disassemble or remove any part of their display during show hours, except in an emergency situation with the approval of the ART by the RIVER Committee.
Art by the River

Please visit the Art by the River Facebook page or Instagram by clicking Below.
Live Art Competition:
Click button below for info and application.
Art by the River, Live Art Winners, 2023
1st Place 

Nellie Dadaeva       

2nd Place 

Piper Daly 

Nicole Labute
3rd Place 

Akira Baldassi 

Paula Rapsing
4th Place

Asher Soucie 
5th Place
Emma Rudling 

Kaylee Meloche