Special Events

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.

It’s the summer event so many wait for with such anticipation. Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Garden Tour. Get yours today at Landale Garden Centre, Vaillant Florist and here at the Gallery.
Special thanks to our sponsors Landale Garden Centre and CIBC, with appreciation to Vaillant Florist and the Thunder Bay Master Gardeners who for many years have volunteered their time and shared their knowledge to make our tour an event to remember. We have 6 private gardens this year and 1 public garden – Roots to Harvest Urban Garden. An added attraction this year is a demonstration of the Taiji Fan by Master Pang You at the garden of Linda Parker and Art Stranges, 322 Rona Street at 1 pm.

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Some of our past fundraising events include:

  • A Sweet Northern Affair Art Auction
  • Art + Ambiance Art Auction
  • Art in Design Home Tour
  • 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 HOLIDAY 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.