Art of the City is an online celebration of downtown St. Catharines and the creative community at the heart of our downtown core.
Through a series of online video segments that share the stories, perspectives, and dreams of local artists and their special relationship to downtown St. Catharines, Art of the City aims to connect and garner support from the larger community for our downtown businesses, venues, and events that have been struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Art of the City also includes a series of free live-streamed interactive segments hosted by Suitcase in Point, with featured artists representing a diverse cross-section of downtown St. Catharines’ arts sector, and members of the downtown business community.
Explore Art of the City on social media
Follow @lovestc_ and @suitcaseinpoint and on Instagram for #ArtOfTheCity features and opportunities to support downtown artists, businesses, and venues.
Art of the City Videos
Art of the City Featured Artist: Ahmed Baderread article
Art of the City Featured Artist: Iain Ellis Lidstoneread article
Art of the City Featured Artist: Sammy Jacksonread article
Art of the City Featured Artist: Jermaine Marshallread article
Art of the City Featured Artist: Rae Reesread article
Art of the City Featured Artist: Applied Theatre Projectsread article
Art of the City Live with Suitcase in Point
Episode 1: The Creative & Inclusive Community in Downtown St. Catharines
Featuring Jermaine Marshall, Dr. Rachel Rhoades, and Federico Vega with Special Guests
Special Thanks to Participating Artists
Downtown St. Catharines is the creative home base of a multitude of talented and tenacious artists. Suitcase in Point would like to thank the incredible community of creatives who reached out to participate in Art of the City, and the following individuals who shared their experiences, hopes, and dreams with us in developing this project.
Emma Lee Fleury
Jesse Frank Matthews
Dr. Rachel Rhoades
About Suitcase in Point
Founded in 2001, Suitcase in Point is a courageous ensemble of artists and producers who engage and excite the Niagara community with original multi-arts performances and events, including the In the Soil Arts Festival. Through our original work and collaborative community projects, we provide audiences with unique perspectives on contemporary life and culture. Our approach and our work aim to challenge perspectives and encourage change, tolerance, and self-awareness with an aim to promote a healthier, more connected community.
Suitcase in Point recognizes a richly diverse society in the Niagara Region and beyond, as well as a duty to promote equity across race, gender identity, ability, and more. Suitcase in Point nurtures new generation artists through mentorship and residency programs, provides studio space for development and rehearsal, and creates meaningful connections between emerging and established artists from across Canada.