Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2 to 4 pm

Free family-friendly event! No registration required, limited capacity.

Come and create paper lanterns under the guidance of artists Alexa Fraser and Daya Lye in preparation for the Winter Solstice Lantern Parade at Rodman Hall Art Centre. All materials provided.


Friday, December 21, 2018, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Celebrate the longest night of the year and the return of the light on the Winter Solstice! Gather around the fire at the top of the Walker Botanical Garden, join the Lantern Parade, then warm up inside for shadow-play fun with Carousel Players, music, and snacks. Bring your own lanterns, noise-makers, and instruments for the parade. Bring your own mug, if you can, to enjoy cider, coffee, and cookies.

In partnership with Carousel Players, Mahtay Café,, The Enormous Elsewhere, and Daya Lye. We acknowledge the inspiration of the Kensington Market Festival of Lights.

Image: from Carousel Players’ production of Hanna Hashimoto: Sixth Violin. Photo: Claus Anderson.



Tuesdays, September 11, October 9, November 13 and December 11
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Presented at Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines
Facilitated by Bart Gazzola

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for an informal discussion about art and visual culture. Based on the PechaKucha model, artists, architects, designers and other image-makers are invited to contribute to the conversation by sharing 5 images and speaking about each for 2 minutes. Show us what you’re working on, what inspires you, or just come for the conversation. Everyone is welcome!

Please contact Danny at for details or to reserve your presentation date.

To keep up to date, please join the 5 x 2 group on Facebook.