Arts and Culture

The object of art is to give life shape. Bill Shakespeare said that — and he’s not wrong.

The City of Welland is dedicated to enhancing arts and culture as integral parts of our identity. We are a vibrant, dynamic, artistic community and proud of it.

The City encourages individuals, groups, and organizations to appreciate the socioeconomic potential of enhancing lives through creativity. Arts, culture, and heritage are vital components of the City’s multicultural communities.

Welland has diverse cultural and historical resources, organizations, multicultural groups, performance venues, heritage buildings, and many independent artists and craftspeople.

Arts and culture are proudly supported by the City’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee. These volunteers advise Council and staff on improving the arts in all sectors of Welland.