Art by the River

  • August 29 and 30, 10am-5pm
  • 100 Laird Avenue

Love art? Join over 170 unique artists and artisans in Amherstburg, at Essex County’s original arts and crafts festival. Browse before you buy! Enjoy the art, music and history at Art by the River- an olde town, end of the summer tradition since 1967. Visit

Admission is $5; Children under 12 are free!

Message from Art By the River: For 53 years, Art by the River has gathered the best Artists, Artisans and Musicians each August in celebration of the Arts. This end of summer tradition, on the beautiful grounds of Fort Malden NHSC, is the principle fundraiser for the Gibson Gallery and has withstood heat waves, yellow jackets and near tornadoes. Although the Art by the River Committee had tried to remain hopeful this year, it has become increasing apparent that a festival of this size cannot be staged during a pandemic without putting the exhibitors, patrons and volunteers at risk. It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors of the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts wish to advise that Art by the River 2020 is officially cancelled.
We encourage you to visit the Gibson Gallery when it can reopen. Our gallery gift shoppe features many of the local artists and artisans featured at Art by the River as does the Gibson Gallery Holiday Shoppe (November 26 – December 13 ).
We have begun the planning of Art by the River 2021 to be held the weekend of August 28/29, 2021.Stay safe, be well and we hope to see you then!

You may also like