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The Thunder Bay Art Gallery has an ambitious plan to build a $49 million cultural facility that will bring world-class visual art to our city’s waterfront. The project – the most significant initiative this non-profit organization has undertaken – will create a new home for Thunder Bay Art Gallery and allow us to engage many more people with art experiences.
With the July 2022 announcement of funding in the amount of $19.6 million from the Green Inclusive Community Fund (GICB) of Infrastructure Canada, the new Gallery will be updated to be a zero-carbon building.
The location makes the project especially exciting. Our community hugs the shore of Lake Superior and the moods of the big lake shape our sense of place and identity. The new Thunder Bay Art Gallery will be located on the lakeshore overlooking the iconic form of the Sleeping Giant and will give expression to all that makes our community uniquely present and creative.
The new Gallery will be beautifully functional. It will feature large exhibition galleries, flexible event spaces, classrooms for creative learning, a gift shop and café, and climate-controlled storage for our permanent collection of over 1600 art works which we hold in trust for our community.
The waterfront area – Prince Arthur’s Landing – has come into its own through an award-winning revitalization plan guided by the City of Thunder Bay. The new Art Gallery will join the marina, the restaurants, the hotel and condominiums, the skate park and other amenities already established in this vibrant ‘neighbourhood’. We know, through our feasibility study, that the Gallery’s presence will add to the economic benefits that are flowing to our community through events, entertainment spending and tourism centred on the waterfront.
This project is made possible by the funding support of,
and many, generous individuals, businesses and Foundations.