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 Indigenous 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 visitors to Thunder Bay and community members of all ages.
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery acknowledges that we are located on the territory of the Anishinaabe peoples of Northwestern Ontario. We work and live on the lands of the Fort William First Nation who are signatory to the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850.
The Gallery also recognizes the presence of the Métis and Inuit peoples in the area, and pays respect to elders – past, present, and future – for they hold the memories, culture, and traditions of their people.
The Gallery recognizes the many contributions Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community our province, and country as a whole.
We at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery pledge to continue to build, strengthen, and honour our relationships with Indigenous peoples in our community. We embrace our role and responsibilities in a national reconciliation process and are committed to making the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community.