Live Music at Our Annual Catered Festival in the Accipiter Arena at the Meridian Community Centre
The 2023 Pelham Art Festival 36 In-person
May 12 to 14, 2023


Live on Opening Night Friday

Casson, Mundy and Lucas Jazz Trio

A  Jazz Trio with Steve Lucas on guitar, Jim Casson on drums and Doug Mundy on piano



Live on Saturday

Ron Hoover on Guitar 



Live on Sunday

Adrian Papez on Classical Guitar




Every year the Festival features live music as arranged by Jim Casson, a well-known Fonthill professional drummer and percussionist musician who happens to be the son of Marilyn Casson, an original Festival Volunteer. Typically, on the Friday evening Opening Night, the music is energetic, engaging and wonderful. On Saturday the music is quiet background style, and on Mother’s Day Sunday, the background music tends to be a little more upbeat.


The 36th Pelham Art Festival in 2023

Pelham Art Festival 2023, the Premiere Southern Ontario Spring Art Festival held in the spacious Accipiter Arena at the Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, in the Village of Fonthill, Town of Pelham, Ontario, is a must for art lovers; a show and sale of prestigious original fine art by artists and artisans who collectively present thousands of choices in a vibrant array of style, medium and message.

We all find new ways to enjoy and experience art and music. If you look, "Art" is everywhere in everyday things. 

Opening Night Friday

Opening Night presents the first opportunity to find and purchase favourite pieces of artwork. Everyone enjoys live musical entertainment, samples complimentary hors d’oeuvres catered by Nature's Corner Bakery and Cafe, with a Jazz Trio with Steve Lucas on guitar, Jim Casson on drums and Doug Munday on piano and all enjoying Niagara wines served in our Wine Garden.


The live musical entertainment continues with Ron Hoover on guitar. Saturday is "meet the artists" day and for enjoying artists' demonstrations. The attending Festival public and our artists will enjoy a delicious a la carte luncheon in our Salvador Deli catered by Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe while the popular Art Scavenger Hunt for children opens.


Sundays are a celebration of Mother's Day, the perfect day to invite Mothers to admire inspirational works of art and select the perfect piece just for them. It's the day to treat her to a fantastic Mother’s Day Luncheon, catered by Nature’s Corner Bakery and Cafe in our onsite Salvador Deli. The Wine Garden is open and classical guitarist Adrian Papez will be entertaining the Mothers and their families. Art demonstrations and the popular Art Scavenger Hunt for children will continue to engage everyone.