Gallery Open at 9am Sunday for House Tour Tickets

For last minute buyers the Gallery will be open tomorrow, Saturday, November 26 noon – 5 pm, and SUNDAY at 9 am.  

The Candlelight House Tour will take place Saturday, November 26 from 6 – 9 pm. The Gallery reception will happen from 8 – 10 pm. The home locations and descriptions are below. The Holiday House Tour takes place Sunday, November 26 from 10 am – 4 pm

Home of Jennifer & Doug Forbes
1406 Cuthbertson Place
Directions: From Arthur St East, head south on Selkirk then east on Cuthbertson
Decorated by: Bloomers & The Brown House & Jennifer Forbes
The cherry red wrought iron door welcomes you to this 1940’s Colonial style home featuring a mixture of new and old décor.
Decorated by the home owner  it showcases original pieces by Marcia Dubois and Carol Russell. Lots of sparkle and shine mixed with traditional greenery provided by Bloomers and the Brown House. Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.

Home of Patrice & David Atkinson
1401 Ridgeway St. East
Directions: from Arthur St East head south on Selkirk, then east on Ridgeway
Decorated by: From the Heart Florist and Patrice Atkinson
Welcome to Little Lillie, designed by architect R.E. Mason and built in 1912 for W.C. Lillie. The original exterior was stucco with wood beams and beautiful wood cornices and wide mouldings around the windows. The bottom half is a dark brown brick. In the late 60’s the owners had the exterior clad in tin siding which was fashionable in the day and a way to add some insulation. The interior of the home would be described as a craftsman style with wide millwork and large columns. A wide staircase leads to the second floor. Beautiful leaded, beveled glass and stained glass windows accentuate the beauty of the home. The main and second floor is finished in white oak flooring and birch millwork. The servants area of the home which would  have been the kitchen and the third floor have georgia pine millwork and maple flooring. This home has been owned by the Lillies, the Chapples of Chapples department stores and by Dr.Robert MacKenzie and family. The current owners, Patrice and David Atkinson, have been restoring the home to its original grandeur, a task not for the faint of heart. With the exception of the kitchen cabinets all the work has been done by contractor husband David.

Home of Marian & Bill Stevenson
146 Nottingham Crescent
Directions: from John Street Road north of the expressway head up Valley Street then left onto Pioneer Drive and left onto Nottingham Crescent.
Decorated by Posh Posy
Posh Posey, a floral and event design business, took on the challenge of creating the holiday flare you will see stunningly displayed in this home. Years of experience in weddings, event décor and floral supply, shows in the unique variety of decoration
that illuminates the Stevenson home. A collaboration with Glamour and Glow Events, an event design business, adds to the professional decoration.

Home of Mark & Dana Clara
328 Clearwater Way
Directions: from Golf Links Road, just north of the hospital, turn onto Sunrise Boulevard, then right onto Whitestone Way and then left onto Clearwater Way
Decorated by Dana Clara, Moss Cottage, Thuja Floral Design, Tara Cook and Patti Fero.
“As proud supporters of the Art Gallery, we are pleased to open our home for the tour. Mark and I have used our personal items with assistance from Kate Fraser of Moss Cottage who used her talent for the outdoor fresh greens. For the interior greens and arrangements, Brittany Cordiero from Thula Floral Design, assisted. Tara Cook, a local interior decorator, and my mom Patti Fero, helped with the finishing.“

Thunder Bay Art Gallery
1080 Keewatin Street
Directions: opposite the back parking lot  of Confederation College at the corner of Keewatin and Red Lake Road.
Decorated by: Willow Springs Creative Centre
The Gallery’s foyer will reflect an artisan’s studio filled with gifts to make for special loved ones and items to amass for all the seasonal sales. Creativity  and production abound! Join in this magical time of making by participating in 10 different stations set up for your enjoyment. Help to create a mosaic table, make a wood burned ornament, watch a stained glass artist at work, learn to needle felt, create a watercolour card and more! Watch artisans demonstrating their talents, shop at the Willow Springs’ Artisan Market. Please note: Some activities have a small fee associated with them.
Camellia’s Fine Flowers & Gifts: Camellia Overmeer will provide decorating tips for holidays at the lake and in small spaces during these times: Sat 8 – 10pm | Sun 10 – 12pm

Gallery Hours & Admission

1080 Keewatin Street

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

P.O. Box 10193

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Tue - Thurs: noon - 8pm

Fri - Sun: noon - 5pm


Admission: PAY WHAT YOU CAN (suggested $5 including hst)


Children (under 12): FREE

Gallery Members: FREE


Admission free Wednesdays is sponsored by the John Andrews Foundation


Office Hours: Mon – Fri - 9am – 5pm


Tel: 807 577 6427

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