Since 1976, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery has served the needs of Northwestern Ontario artists and art audiences while providing an important link to other cultural centres.
As the region's largest public gallery facility, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery's three-fold mandate is:
- to research, collect and exhibit the work of contemporary First Nations artists
- to promote, encourage and exhibit the works of local and regional artists
- to host travelling exhibitions from other art galleries and museums
With three gallery spaces that change exhibitions approximately every 6 weeks, there is always something new to capture the public's imagination. In addition to an ambitious exhibition schedule, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery offers a wide range of educational programs and community outreach services. Art classes for all ages, visiting artist lectures and workshops, and a unique Gift Shop are all part of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery experience.
Centrally located on the campus of Confederation College, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery can be approached from both Edward and Balmoral Streets. The building's exterior is clearly marked with six outdoor sculptures by artists Ahmoo Angeconeb, Mary Anne Barkhouse and Michael Belmore, which are part of the Gallery's Permanent Collection.
Forthcoming exhibitionshunter/gatherer: Vid Ingelevics, Organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Hunter platforms and stocked wood piles. www.theag.ca for details.
CostAdults - $3.00, Seniors and Students - $1.50, Children Under 12 - Free,
Gallery Members - Free
Admission Free Wednesdays
Opening hoursTuesday to Thursday - 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
Friday to Sunday - 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Getting thereCorner of Harbour Expressway and Balmoral St.
FacilitiesThe Thunder Bay Art Gallery is accessible for people using wheelchairs.
A visit to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery is not complete without browsing through Gallery Gifts - a unique shop that offers finely crafted, Canadian-made gifts for all occasions. Featuring a wide range of hand-made jewellery, pottery, blown glass, metal and wood work, and other arts-related merchandise.
Gallery Gifts is the perfect place to discover 'one-of-a-kind' birthday, wedding, shower, retirement, and Christmas presents for personal or corporate gift-giving. Come and see our wonderful array of gift items ranging from candles and cards to pottery and prints. Our exquisite amber and sterling silver jewelry is the perfect gift for special occasions or to treat yourself.
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday noon - 8 pm, Friday - Sunday noon - 5 pm
Museum internal and external photos (4)Click on the images to enlarge