Fort Malden Guild of Arts & Crafts – Gibson Gallery
This former Michigan Central Railroad Station, ca. 1896, has been renovated to its original Romanesque glory. A full season of exhibits showcasing Essex County artists, travelling exhibits from Ontario museums and galleries and an Artisan Shoppe make this heritage building a vital center for the visual arts, offering art and craft lessons, an artist guild and two needle art guilds. A railroad museum, featuring artifacts and memorabilia, is housed in the attached caboose. The Gallery is owned and operated by the Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts, a charitable organization incorporated in 1975 “to encourage and foster cultural development in the fields of fine arts and applied arts”. Admission to the Gallery is free-donations help support this heritage site.