The Lamplighter Studio & Gallery
The Lamplighter Studio & Gallery comprises a group of local artists who use the century-old Main Street building in downtown Middleport as studio space and art gallery. Eight artists currently maintain studio space there and include Cindy Meal, Laura Terranova-Hamilton, Barb Anderson, Sam Vella, Jennifer Neuroth, Jody Rosenbeck, Daisy Von Dame and Melissa Adams. Artwork created by them includes paintings, stained glass, mosaics, wood turned pens and bowls, wind chimes, henna tattooing, hand crafted pins, buttons, honey bee themed gifts and laser cut items.
Owned by area businessman Dan Seaman, the studio was revamped from space that had been part of historic downtown Middleport. The building was used as a Red & White grocery store, auto parts store, florist shop, real estate office and other businesses. Mr. Seaman, who is a former resident of Middleport, wanted to see the building used and collaborated with Cindy Meal to create the Lamplighter. The Lamplighter has evolved over the years but has always maintained its purpose of being a place to create and show art.
The building features a large art gallery space in front where pedestrians on Main Street can view artwork from the large storefront windows. Many local artists have had openings at the Lamplighter since it’s inception in 2012. The gallery space is available for rent at a low price to encourage local artists to show their work.
We offer many events throughout the year, including Paint with the Masters classes, private painting lessons and art openings. We are also on the Niagara Art Trail this year which is from 10-5 Nov. 23rd and 24th. The artists will be offering their work for sale and the community is invited to stop in.