Special Events


Celebrate Harvest Season and a New Public Art Work

Dunnville Farmer's Market is hosting an Evening Market from 2pm-8pm featuring food,  produce, vendors, music and more! 

All Free, All Fun - for the Whole Family! 



LVW Creative Barracks is excited to unveil their Great Art for Great Lakes public art work together with community members and government representatives. 

Join us at 6pm for opening ceremonies, the artwork unveiling, the sharing of bannock and a special performance by Whitney Pea! 

Inheritance is a collaborative permanent visual art installation created four free community workshops over 6 weeks where residents of Six Nations, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton, Brant and Niagara learned new creative skills to bring the artwork from concept to reality,



is a site-specific multimedia installation, inspired by a quote by historical Canadian political leader Louis Riel:

"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back. I have nothing but my heart and I have given it long ago to my country. We must cherish our inheritance."

Residents of Dunnvile and most of Haldimand County live on the Traditional Lands of the  Haudenosaunee, Indigenous Peoples  who have inhabited, cared for and protected the land and waters. 

Haldimand County sits on the land promised to the Indigenous Peoples as part of the Haldimand Tract 1784.  

On 22 May 1784, Haldimand signed an accord with Mississauga chiefs to cede approximately 385,000 hectares (ha) of land to the Crown for £1,180. The largest portion of this went to the Haudenosaunee, who received a tract of land 10 km deep on either side of the Grand River, beginning at its source to Lake Erie. This area provided the basis of the Six Nations reserve. 

 The current Six Nations reserve covers only 50,000 acres, or approximately 5% of the original grant. Since the original 1784 Proclamation, the vast majority of the land was sold or otherwise illegally transferred to white settlers by the Crown (and subsequently the Canadian government) without the consent of the Six Nations confederacy. 

As residents of Haldimand County, and occupants of stolen land, this project aims to acknowledge the history of our community and suggest that, although we did not personally steal the land, by living here we have inherited the responsibility of protecting land and waters like the Peoples before us, working towards Reconciliation so that all people living here can enjoy and benefit from the environment for generations to come. 

Courses and Classes

Tim Burton Ink & Watercolour Classes


 Are you a fan of Tim Burton's film style and themes?

Join us for six weeks of Tim Burton inspired art!
Each week we will study characters from a different film from the last 30 years!
Join us for all six classes, or pick and choose your favourites.

September 24th - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
October 1st - James and the Giant Peach
October 8th - Beetlejuice
October 15th - Corpse Bride
October 22nd - Edwrd Scissorhands
October 29th - Nightmare before Christmas

Each class will involve an hour of step-by-step character study ad design with pencil.
Once sketches are finalized, students will ink them in, and spend the remainder of each class illustrating (colouring) their works with professional watercolour paint.

No prior experience required, just a willingness to learn.

$30/class or $150 for all six classes
To register please complete the mandatory online registration form by clicking the ENROLL NOW link below. We will not ask your for online payment, but offer your three options to report how you intend to pay. Payment must be received prior to your first class, in order to hold your spot.  


Bi-Weekly Paint Classes

September 23rd, 7:30-9:30


Open Road


October 7th, 7:30-9:30


Pumpkin Truckin'


October 21st, 7:30-9:30


Black Cat Pumpkin Patch


November 4th, 7:30-9:30


Waggin' Wheel


November 18th, 7:30-9:30


Autumn Skies


December 2nd, 7:30-9:30


Ballerina Blues


December 16th, 7:30-9:30pm


Grinning Grinch


Monthly Fun

Monthly Life Drawing Club


Third Wednesday of Every Month 


$10/artist - for Model

Drop-Ins Welcome

Join local artists Paul Chartrand and Lacie Victoria for a monthly evening of Figure Drawing with live models.   

Each month, our models may or may not pose nude, dressed or in costume. We'll do our best to announce what's happening in advance.   

Bring your own supplies and spend an hour or two drawing poses demonstrated by our models.   Admission fee is paid to our models for their time.   

What to bring:  

-large pad of paper or sketchbook 

-easel or drawing board 




-$10 model fee   

Snacks and beverages are welcome

2019 Dates:

October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

Pints & Punchlines Comedy Show First Friday of Every Month @ 7pm


 Hosted by Lacie Victoria

Headlining our September Show is : Liam Kelly! 

Featuring guests:

Kristian Reimer

Dough Koning 

Ashley Grace 

Kevin Sheeler 

David James Roy


Must be 19+
+No reservations. Please arrive early to be seated!
+This is a listening audience, we ask that you attend to listen and not interupt the show and it's performers
+Last call is at 9pm  

Admission is Pay What You Can, suggested donation: $10 


The Purly Hookers - Dunnville's Crochet and Knitting Society


The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm.

Participation in the weekly meet up is free. Although we will have a donation jar available, for use of the space. Participants are expected to provide their own materials.

Beginners or those looking to learn are welcome. We have two volunteers who have offered to assist in teaching and providing guidance for newbies or beginners.

All ages are welcome, although only children looking to learn to knit or crochet are welcome. There will be no other activities or materials provided to keep them busy. Please understand this evening is a time for some parents to make space for themselves.

Participants are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. The studio offers a fridge, toaster oven and kettle for use. Participants are expected to clean up after themselves.
Please do not bring food items with nuts, in consideration of allergies.

Open Studio Weekly Drop-In



FREE, BYOArt Materials

Take advantage of 2 hours a week in a studio space surrounded by other creative people. 

Bring your own creative materials (paint, brushes, canvasses, pencils, scrapbooks etc) and join in our social gathering of creativity and chatter. 

Advanced sign up is appreciated to ensure there is enough space for everyone to work.  

Beginning June 6th, weekly until December 19th 2019. 

Weekly Dates Include: