The Exchange, Niagara Falls’ New Arts & Culture Hub, Set to Host Opening Event on February 17

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The Exchange – Niagara Falls’ brand-new, 10,000 square foot Arts & Culture hub – will officially open on February 17 with an Open House event, featuring art installations, live music, activities, vendors and more.

After much anticipation, the City of Niagara Falls is pleased to announce the official opening of the Niagara Falls Exchange on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Located at 5943 Sylvia Place, this multipurpose event space will serve as the epicentre of Niagara Falls Arts & Culture.

All are welcome to an Open House on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 10am to 4pm. The free, drop-in style event will feature art installations, live music, activities, vendors and more. The community will be able to explore the new Arts & Culture facility, including the Market Hall, Artist & Woodworking Studios and Café (opening at a later date).

“It’s truly an exciting time for the Niagara Falls Arts & Culture community. After much anticipation, we’re pleased to open the doors of the City’s new Culture hub and welcome residents to explore the space. This is a long-awaited and eagerly anticipated development that brings new energy to Niagara Falls.”

Clark Bernat, Senior Manager of Culture

Open House Highlights

  • Explore the creative spaces at The Exchange, including Artist & Woodworking Studios
  • Market vendors
  • Live music/DJ throughout the day
  • Niagara Falls In Focus photography exhibit 
  • Temporary and Permanent Installations (interior & exterior) by:
    • Adam Buller
    • Nicholas Crombach
    • Dillon Douglas
    • Jacob Headley
  • Other participating artists include:
    • Miguel Albino
    • Lindsay-Ann Chilcott
    • Joanne Ring
    • Manuel Trujillo
  • On-site activities, including:
    • Collage party (by Paper Bananas)
    • Screen printing (by NAC)
  • Magicians (Matt Anthony and Robert Chan)
  • Free admission at the Niagara Falls History Museum and their new exhibition “My Story, My Tattoo”

“Culture, culinary, entertainment, art… all the live and local things you love, are coming to the Exchange. We can’t wait for you to make this space your own; a place to gather and experience Niagara Falls in countless new ways!”

Mayor Jim Diodati

Free, on-site parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. An additional 90 street parking spaces are available near The Exchange. For information, visit nfexchange.ca/about/parking

Coming Soon at The Exchange

  • The Farmers’ Market will officially open at its new, permanent home (The Exchange) later this Spring.
  • Mahtay Café will open its second location Mahtay Café at The Exchange, in the coming months – details to come. 
  • Lots of exciting programmes will be announced soon – NFX NightsPaw ExchangeOn The Rocks and much more!

Visit nfexchange.ca to learn more, or follow The Exchange at @nfxniagarafalls on all social media platforms. 

About the Exchange

After years of planning, Niagara Falls City Council approved the construction of the Niagara Falls Exchange – a new market, cultural hub, and event space strategically located in the Main and Ferry neighbourhood. The project broke ground in 2021 with the vision to be the epicentre of Niagara Falls’ Arts & Culture scene.

The Exchange is a 10,000 square foot indoor/outdoor multipurpose event space, created to foster and incubate the city’s Food, Music, Art and Culture communities. The Exchange is the new home of the Niagara Falls Famers’ Market, in addition to artist & woodworking studios, an art gallery, an on-site café (opening soon), and more.

The Niagara Falls Exchange development is funded in part by the Government of Canada. A special thank you to Heritage Canada for their generous support. 

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