Kennedy Gallery

Experience your community's public art gallery. Admission is free, all are welcome.

Experience your community's public art gallery. Admission is free, all are welcome.

Located within the Capitol Centre in North Bay, Ontario, the WKP Kennedy Gallery presents the finest in historical and contemporary Northern, Canadian and International visual artists.

The WKP Kennedy Gallery has two beautiful gallery spaces which not only hold exhibitions, but can be rented as an event space for various occasions. We facilitate public arts activities, programming with the Capitol Theatre and showing touring exhibition projects. We showcase art of all forms and media. The WKP Kennedy Gallery is a gathering place for art and art ideas. We offer a forum for artistic dialogue and development to the people of North Bay and Northeastern Ontario.

The WKP Kennedy Gallery has a large permanent collection with over 250 pieces from various artists. Our pieces range in value from anywhere between $60-$20,000. Some artists to mention from our permanent collection are Lisa Calvert, Dennis Geden, Bert Weir, Doug Donley, Lescek Wyczolow, and Lewis Stanley.

We host exciting educational programming for people of all ages, providing opportunities to learn in a community environment. We hold paint nights by various different established artists like Heather Wallingford and Jack Lockhart. This creates an opportunity for patrons to learn something new with friends and is a great fundraiser for the Gallery.

We are grateful for opportunities to engage with Indigenous artists from Nipissing First Nation and communities throughout the North. For example, we had a mural painted in the gallery, titled, ‘Giige’, which means healing in Nipissing Ojibway, was painted by Cole Forrest and Katie Samara Couchie. The community was engaged to help paint the boarder. This mural was up for one full year. More recently we had Frank Polson and his traveling exhibition called The Seven Grandfathers.

We embrace the work of our community’s Francophone artists, and always look forward to Le Carnaval, presented annually in partnership with Les Compagnons des Francs Loisirs.

In conjunction with the Capitol Centre, we host summer arts and theatre camps every summer in the month of July for children, which range in themes. Each week is a different theme giving campers artistic and theatrical experiences to foster an interest in arts at culture at an early age.

Click the link below to visit the WKP Kennedy Gallery website-