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2019 Public Art Restoration

2019 Public Art Restoration

Did you see some work being done on our monuments this past fall? Did you know that each year the Economic Development and Tourism Department leads conservation and restoration efforts for the City’s invaluable Public Art collection? Public art is often at risk of damage by the environment and/or human interaction with the pieces. Specifically, factors that affect the City’s bronze monuments include humidity, UV light, acid rain, poor water drainage, proximity to city streets, and pu...
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5 Ideas for a Fun Night Out in Brantford

5 Ideas for a Fun Night Out in Brantford

Are you looking for something fun to do tonight? This weekend? Brantford is the place to be! Enjoy a relaxing day of pampering at Grand Wellness, or get your craft on at Finders Keepers and design a beautiful decorative piece for your home. This weekend could bring the adrenaline rush you are looking for with some sports action on the simulator at Players Only Sports Bar or test your skills at Escape Key and try to beat the clock! You could also visit Bell City Brewing Co. or Mash Paddle to enjo...
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December Featured Artist: Doug Flinders

December Featured Artist: Doug Flinders

December’s Featured Artist is Doug Flinders, a Brantford-born and raised photographer, bushcraft artist, and wilderness guide. Spending time outdoors “helps all the stresses in [his] everyday life melt away” and he enjoys the challenges of exploring new and less travelled places.  As a child, his experiences outdoors felt challenging to him, and left him wanting more. When younger, he loved camping and experiencing nature. As he grew more comfortable outdoors, he began le...
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December Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

December Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our December roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet. Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to shar...
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Shop Local - Shop Alt Boutique!

Shop Local - Shop Alt Boutique!

by Valerie VanDixhoorn The weather is changing...and so should your wardrobe! Find the perfect fall outfit at Alt Boutique in Downtown Brantford, located at 130 Dalhousie Street. This quaint, stylish boutique is beautifully put together and items are colour coordinated so it’s easy to find what you are shopping for. Alt Boutique carries a wide variety of choices for both women and men. They sell jeans, rompers, dresses, accessories, scarves, shirts, skirts and much more! It is owned and ...
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I Gotta Have More Christmas Bells!

I Gotta Have More Christmas Bells!

by Valerie VanDixhoorn Have a taste for music and want to celebrate the season in style? Invite friends and relatives to see an extravagant performance by the Brantford Symphony Orchestra. Take a seat and listen to an orchestra of 70 professional musicians who thrive under the expert director and conductor Philip Sarabura.  Visit the historic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and watch as the brilliant Brantford Symphony Orchestra puts on ...
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Rock My World Music Expo

Rock My World Music Expo

On Sunday, November 24, Rock My World Canada will present the inaugural Brantford Music Expo & Fundraiser to benefit My School Rocks! This event will be held in the grand ballroom at the Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre (19 Holiday Drive) from noon to 5:00pm. This event combines local and Canadian musical promotion, with vendors and visitors having the opportunity to learn more about the Canadian music scene while supporting a worthy cause. Special guests for this event ...
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