see yourself here
Located on vacant land between the marina and the Alexander Henry Museum Ship, the new Waterfront Gallery will include more than twice the space of the current Gallery, a café, event hall, outdoor art displays, and an extension of the waterfront trail.
art from here
The Gallery’s mandate is the exhibition, collection, and preservation of Northern Ontario art and works by Indigenous artists. Our Permanent Collection aims to preserve the artistic expression and history of Northern Ontario.
your community gallery
The new Waterfront Gallery will provide the community with better access to our Permanent Collection. For over 40 years The Thunder Bay Art Gallery has steadily grown. Our world renowned Permanent Collection now contains more than 1600 works of art.
“Local art not only reflects local spirit, but is also a way to capture the history of a place and its people.”
– Patty Hajdu, MP Thunder Bay-Superior North and Minister of Health
The project has been funded by the City of Thunder Bay, the Northern Ontario Heritage Foundation (NOHFC), FedNor, and the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
To date the new Waterfront Gallery has received $27.5 million dollars in funding set aside specifically for arts and cultural projects from all three levels of government. The support from all government sectors highlights the confidence public representatives and agencies have in this exceptional project.
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of all three levels of government.
The New Waterfront Gallery was honoured with a 2019 Canadian Architect Award of Merit. Designed by Patkau Architects and Brook McIlroy the New Waterfont Gallery’s architectural design was influenced by consultation with Indigenous stakeholders including artists and Elders.