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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • Image: George Enns, Resting Shells, 2012.

Waterscapes: Exploring Water's Influence in Art


Nature & outdoors Painting Photography Visual arts Self-guided
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Joy Williams Lobby)

250 St. Paul Street

St. Catharines, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Water, one of nature’s primal elements, plays an essential role in our daily lives. "Waterscapes" features pieces from the City of St. Catharines Civic Art Collection, showcasing how water seamlessly integrates into our everyday experiences. It serves as a significant element in each displayed piece, even when unintentional.

Explore the connection between art and nature’s fundamental element in the Joy Williams Lobby at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

Featured Artists: Diego Chaves, Danny Custodio, Joseph Hallam, Olgerts Lancmanis, Pete Malaguti, Arnold McBay, and Melanie Pyke.



City of St. Catharines

St. Catharines Cultural Services operates as a division within the Community, Recreation, and Culture Services department at the City of St. Catharines. Our primary responsibilities include managing the civic art collection, overseeing public art installations, administering cultural investment programs, and facilitating community development initiatives.