Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Box Beautification Competition 2021

July 9, 2021

For the third straight year, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Communities in Bloom Committee, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro and the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre are partnering to beautify three additional hydro boxes.

The competition is open to artists who live, work or operate in the Niagara Region. Three different designs will be chosen and each will be transferred onto a vinyl wrap and applied to the appropriate box.

“Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect backdrop to highlight beautiful artwork,” stated Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Lord Mayor Betty Disero. “Thank you to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Communities in Bloom Committee, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro, Niagara Pumphouse Arts Canada, and our local, and extremely talented artists for creating such beautiful masterpieces on our hydro boxes. I look forward to seeing this year’s work.”

The 3 winners will each receive a $500 honorarium, courtesy of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro.

“We continue to be so impressed by the response and quality of the art, that we were eager to partner with the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre to offer this opportunity again,” said Timothy Curtis, President of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro. “It was especially gratifying to see the creativity and the desire to beautify Hydro boxes by such talented artists in our community.”

The theme of the designs may include but are not limited to artistic representations of nature, Niagara-on-the-Lake history/landmarks, etc. New this year is preference will be given to submissions that are dramatic and/or complement the performing arts.

An exhibition of all the original artworks submitted will take place at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre in early October. The public will be invited to view and purchase the works.

Artists who wish to submit a design should complete their submission by August 22, 2021.


The entry form can be found at:


About the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports and advances lifelong learning opportunities in the arts through our school and galleries, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration.

Our mission is to engage, enrich and celebrate our diverse and growing population through the visual arts. Visit for information on classes for adults and children, exhibitions and special events.

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About Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro

Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro distributes power to almost 10,000 customers in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We are committed to operating as a sustainable high-performance, customer-driven business and to providing the highest standard in safety, service and reliability. The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is the 100% shareholder of the corporation.

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About the Niagara-on-the-Lake Communities in Bloom Committee?

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces in communities. The Town’s Communities in Bloom (CIB) Committee was formed in 2015 and has won multiple awards including the 2018 Heritage Conservation Outstanding Achievement Award.

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