ART247's mission is to ensure that the legacy and current prosperity of the arts community carries on, as well as grows to offer the Greater Niagara region increased programs in Arts education, exhibition works, satellite/visiting exhibits from partnering galleries of works by Master Artists, and increased community access to the arts where funding and exposure to the arts is being reduced elsewhere.
ART247 strives to create a dynamic and energized art community of Resident, Local, and Regional Artisits that promote the ARTs through artistic production, craft, exhibitions, education and learning at all levels of craft and artistry.
ART247 is a rich and diverse Arts Center overlooking the Historical Erie Canal in Historic Lowertown Lockport, NY. The Arts center originally founded as Market Street Art Studios by Art Hilger and Sally Bisher has developed a long history of providing arts and cultural education, lessons, and exhibitions to the Greater Niagara County community, as well as arts learning and studio spaces to regional artists.
ART247 has 2 Exhibition Galleries, Classrooms, an Arts Gift Shop, and nearly 40 Resident Artists - masters of many diverse fine art mediums.