Gallery Mandate

As a non-profit, public art gallery, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery exhibits, collects and interprets art with a particular focus on the contemporary artwork of Canadian Aboriginal and Northwestern Ontario artists. The Gallery advances the relationship between artists, their art, and the public, nurturing a life-long appreciation of contemporary visual arts among residents of, and visitors to Thunder Bay.

As the sole public art gallery in Northwestern Ontario, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery:

  • presents exhibitions of artistic and educational value to enhance the visual arts experience of the people of Northwestern Ontario;
  • supports and effects the development of contemporary Canadian artists with a particular focus on (but not limited to) contemporary Aboriginal artists and artists from Northwestern Ontario;
  • builds and enlivens a collection of art focused on the work of contemporary Canadian Aboriginal artists and the most innovative work of Northwestern Ontario artists;
  • programs enhancement and outreach activities in order to build audience, increase reception, and expand understanding of the visual arts.

Hours & Admission

1080 Keewatin Street
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
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Tue to Thurs: noon to 8pm
Fri to Sun: noon to 5pm


Adults $3.00 + HST
Seniors and Students $1.50 + HST Children (under 12) FREE Gallery Members FREE


Tel: 807 577 6427

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