Frequently Asked Questions

How can I donate artwork to the Gallery?

If you are interested in donating or bequeathing works to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, contact Curator, Nadia Kurd, and provide the following information:

* Description of the work(s) with artist, dimensions, and medium if possible
* Images of the work(s)
* Provenance of the work(s) – when, how, and from whom you acquired these works

Please note, we cannot accept all works donated to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

How can I view works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection?

The Gallery frequently exhibits select works from the Permanent Collection. Works of art that are not being exhibited are in storage or on loan. For the safety and security of the collection, the Gallery restricts the visitors allowed in Collections Storage. The Gallery is also in the process of completing a digitization project, which will provide visitors with greater information and access to the permanent collection.

For more information contact Curatorial Assistant & Registrar, Meaghan Eley,

Can I get artwork appraised or restored at the Gallery?

As a public institution, The Thunder Bay Art Gallery cannot provide appraisals regarding the possible value of works of art or restoration services. If you are interested in having work appraised or restored, the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is an excellent resource. ADAC’s online search engine and database will direct you to affiliated ADAC member galleries as well as gallery listings by province.

How do you care for your works?

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery collection houses over 1600 works of art, the majority of which at any given time are in storage. Our exhibition spaces and Collections Storage are carefully monitored by hygrothermographs that measure temperature and humidity levels. Collections Storage is kept dark and works on paper are stored in acid free boxes. Authorized staff minimizes contact and wear cotton gloves while handling artwork.

For additional questions, please contact Curatorial Assistant & Registrar, Meaghan Eley at

I am an artist, how can I exhibit my work at the Gallery?

We review proposals from artists and curators on an ongoing basis. For more information on submitting to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, please review our
submission guidelines.

 Submission Guidelines 2018 – acting curator contact

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