The Fort Erie Arts Council’s 9th Annual Red Ribbon Art Exhibition is on Sat. Nov. 9 and Sun. 10.

The exhibit is the main fundraiser of the year for the Fort Erie Arts Council, which has added new features this year to not only spark the imagination of the artists, but allow the community to be more involved. At the exhibition, everyone is welcome to pick their favourite paintings, hear about an artist’s vision, chat with neighbours and invest in local art.

This year the public is being invited to vote on an array of statues that have each been decorated by a different artist, and tailored to their unique style. There will be seven of them up for the People’s Choice Award, and after the awards they will go up for auction to be taken home.

Tickets for the Sat. Gala night will be $10 in advance available at Trailside Bar and Grill on Ridge Rd, on or by calling 905-994-9724 There will also be a wine bar and light hors’ d’oeuvres served.

The Saturday Gala is from 7 to 11 p.m., with a silent auction, live music, exhibited works of art, cash bar and the sculptures competition and sale. Seven Resin Life Form Statues to be adorned in the artist choice of medium that will be on display throughout the show and in a People’s Choice Award during the gala night.

Sunday will be the free family event, from noon until 4 p.m. There will be live music, the people’s choice awards for best sculpture and a Kids Creation Corner: for a small donation, kids can pick out a special object to create an art project to take home. Kids corner runs from 12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday.

I’ll have three of my paintings on exhibit:  Glencoe, Roselawn and Elvis the King and also donated an Art basket with art supplies and a gift certificate for 15%  off an art workshop, for the silent auction.

"Elvis the King", oil on canvas, 24"x30"

“Elvis the King”, oil on canvas, 24″x30″

Roselawn oil painting

oil on canvas, 30″x24″

All events take place at the Sanctuary Centre for the Arts in Ridgeway. For more information or tickets visit the website: or Facebook event and invite your friends and family!