Public Art - Niagara Falls Exchange

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Main Street Plaza

The City is excited to announce that the new Niagara Falls Exchange will be home to an original piece of Canadian public art.

We are looking for qualified Canadian artists or creative artist teams to produce an original work of permanent public art, to be located in the Main Street Plaza of the Exchange, between the market hall and cultural hub.

Five artists or creative artist teams will be “short-listed” to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) and provided a stipend to produce a detailed design concept. The designs will be posted on this Let’s Talk

Main Street Plaza

The City is excited to announce that the new Niagara Falls Exchange will be home to an original piece of Canadian public art.

We are looking for qualified Canadian artists or creative artist teams to produce an original work of permanent public art, to be located in the Main Street Plaza of the Exchange, between the market hall and cultural hub.

Five artists or creative artist teams will be “short-listed” to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) and provided a stipend to produce a detailed design concept. The designs will be posted on this Let’s Talk Niagara Falls page for the public to view and vote on. One of the designs will be selected, and the successful artist or creative team will finalize the design, and create and install the artwork, working with a budget of $90,000 (ninety thousand dollars).

The Pre-Qualification of Artists document for the Niagara Falls Exchange Public Art Project can be accessed here.

For a summary of the RFPQ check out this document.

Stay tuned to see the five finalist’s designs.


  • RFPQ closes

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    We are quite excited to have a great list of applicants for this great project. The RFPQ closed last week. The next stages includes our work with the adjudication panel comprised of members of the Public Art Advisory Task Force and City Staff. Once that adjudication is complete, five artists will be asked to develop more details plans and designs for the space and present that to the adjudication panel. We will be sharing those plans on this page.


    The qualified applicants who move on to the adjudication stage:


    Aligned Vision Group

    Bermingham Studios

    Ferruccio Sardella

    Germaine Koh Studio Ltd.

    Hodson Custom Rolling Inc.

    Kyle Thornley

    LeuWebb Projects

    Lilly Otasevic

    Nate Nettleton

    Nicholas Crombach

    Opus Art Projects

    Robert Cram

    Signature Sign & Image

    Slipper Liu Studio

    Stephen Cruise

    Studio Iregular Inc.

    Ted Fullerton

  • Focus Group Report

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    On February 2nd, 2021 we met with local stakeholders and residents to get a feeling of the neighbourhood and their thoughts on what the atmosphere and features of the area that artists might want to look at for their development of public art at the eXchange.

    The question proposed was; What unique and meaningful stories, qualities and characteristics of the Main and Ferry neighbourhood do you think artists should be asked to reflect in proposals for public art at the eXchange?

    Their responses can be found here


  • Call for Artists

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    We are very excited about this new project and the public art attached to the project. We know that formal tender documents by our procurement department can be intimidating. That is why we pulled out a summary of the project for you to look over. It must be repeated. This summary is not the official call out, but we thought it would be helpful.

    Check out the summary here.