Willow Arts in the time of Covid-19

Fall 2021 Update

Beginning Wednesday, September 22, and in conjunction with Provincial guidelines, all Willow members, volunteers, staff, instructors, and guests joining us in our spaces and anywhere inside Silver Spire will need to provide proof of full vaccination status or a medical exemption note from a doctor. We will take note the first time you visit the space, and keep record of your vaccination status for future visits.

Steps we are talking to keep our community safe:

  • All attendees will wear masks, face shields, or face coverings
  • We kindly as you to not visit if you are feeling unwell
  • Attendance will continue to be kept to assist with contact tracing
  • We will maintain social distance, and sanitize shared objects and surfaces
  • We will circulate the air with open windows and with the use of fansĀ (when possible)

You can download a copy of your proof of vaccination status here:


March 26th, 2021

March 31, 2021 will mark the end of a 3-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant in partnership with Workman Arts in Toronto, ArtFix in North Bay and Mindful Makers Collective in Thunder Bay. During this time of great transition, we will be pausing on taking on new memberships and reducing the number of arts training programs. We are busy behind the scenes working towards growing our capacity to maintain staff, build back up program capabilities, all while establishing a new program space and exploring new partnerships in our community. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Willow Arts Community is an arts + peer support organization dedicated to reducing barriers and providing opportunities for adult artists and creatives living with mental illness/substance use disorder in Niagara.

We use the arts as an agent of social change by connecting and engaging with the public through exhibitions, publications, and performances to lessen the effects of stigma and social isolation.

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