About Us

Our Creative Leaders


Lacie Williamson is a self- taught professional artist and arts educator. Having received recognition for her volunteerism and for her achievements as a visual artist, most recently St. Catharines Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee 2017. 

Together, with her partner Richard, an active and creative father of 3, they purchased 125 Queen St, Dunnville.

The building is currently under renovation since experiencing a fire in December 2018. Lacie and Richard are working on opening a NEW business to better suit the communities needs. Stay tuned! 

Our Location


Located steps away from the scenic Grand River, 131 Lock St East offers a gift shop, gallery, and workshop for all ages to enjoy in the historic Dunnville Chronicle office.  

With a gift shop featuring local hand-made items, a gallery space for visual artists, a workshop that seats 12 people and additional space for special events - this is an excellent venue for your next private event or art exhibition. 

Our original  original location at 125 Queen Street, suffered from damage caused by a fire in December 2018.

Our Creative Vision


The Barracks is a home for the creatives in our community. We are here to foster artists of all shapes and sizes by offering a creative space to play and share.

We offer classes and courses for children as young as 4, youth, teens and adults. 

We partner with local businesses to offer unique retreats and experiences.

We host a variety of creative opportunities including free family events and are proud sponsors of community organizations such as Haldimand Art Works, Pride Haldimand Norfolk and River Arts Festival.

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