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Art by the River 2021
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.
2021 will be the 54th year of this event! (2020 was cancelled)
When:Always the weekend before Labour Day Weekend Rain or Shine... 
Sat. & Sun. August 28 & 29, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
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.

Gibson Gallery’s main fundraiser event returns this year!

On August 28th and 29th  the Gibson Gallery Board Members are proud to present the in-person event on the beautiful grounds of Fort Malden National Historic Site in Amherstburg, Ontario with safety measures in place and following public health guidelines.

Walk the shores of the Detroit River and enjoy artists and artisans from across Ontario at Essex County's original art and craft festival. Rain or shine. 

This year's show will look a bit different to accommodate public health guidelines. This includes reduced capacity, one-way traffic flow of patrons to respect social distance. There will be no food concessions on-site, no live entertainment, or live artists workshops to keep our patrons and volunteers safe. 

This could be one of the only events going on in Ontario this summer, and the Gibson Gallery board members are excited to keep it safe and respectful. Please watch our social media channels and this website  for the most up-to-date information. 

When: August 28/29 10am-5pm
Where: Fort Malden NHSC 100 Laird S. Amherstburg
Admission: $5 and children under 12 free with adult admission. 

No pets please-service animals only.