Special Events

We are so excited to invite you to “A Sweet Northern Affair Art Auction Friday, September 29. The event will feature a live auction hosted by Layne, The Auctionista, in her debut performance in Thunder Bay! The evening will be complemented by a silent auction, live music, and delectable appetizers and desserts from The Sweet North Bakery. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, or by calling (807) 577-6427. We look forward to seeing you at your public Art Gallery. All proceeds will support our exhibition and education programming. Stay tuned for lots of updates on the artists, the works up for auction and other exciting stuff.
Thanks go out to The Sweet North Bakery and our season sponsor the Chronicle Journal for their valued support.

Stephanie Siemieniuk, Winds in Their Favour, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm

Christmas House Tour – November 24 & 25. Stay tuned for details.

Our special events bring awareness to the community about the Gallery and its partners, while serving as valuable fundraisers to support our exhibition and education programs.  Some of our past fundraising events include:

  • Art + Ambiance Art Auction
  • Fall for Colour Art Auction
  • Off the Wall Art Auction
  • Birdhouse Auction
  • ‘Up-the-Creek’ Paddle Auction
  • Pitchforks & Wine Corks
  • Garden Tour
  • Christmas House Tour
  • various art raffles

The Garden Tour and Christmas House Tour are two of our most popular annual fundraising events, each drawing an attendance of several hundred people.  The GARDEN TOUR consists of a self-guided tour of six exceptional Thunder Bay gardens.  Each of the feature gardens includes an on-site Master Gardener to share information and respond to gardening questions from event guests.  In recent years, the tour has incorporated engaging demonstrations, live background music, and public garden spaces, such as the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, the Thunder Bay Conservatory and Willow Springs Creative Centre.

The CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR is a self-guided tour of five Thunder Bay homes, and the Gallery, all elegantly embellished in holiday season style by local decorators.  We aim to offer an eclectic and inspiring combination of spaces and decorators, each unique in their holiday vision but similar in their attentiveness to detail.  There are two separate tours offered as part of the overall program: a Saturday evening ‘Candlelight Tour’, which also includes live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at the Gallery, and a Sunday daytime tour, which features additional live entertainment and complimentary warm beverages.

Want to join our guest list?  Let us know with an email to info@the ag.ca [or ‘Click Here’ – automatic email to info@theag.ca]  We would love to keep you in the loop about all upcoming Gallery events!

Want to host your own special event at the Gallery?  It’s an ideal venue for meetings, workshops, luncheons and conferences.  Contact us at (807) 577-6427 or info@theag.ca for facility rental information.