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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Thunder Bay Art Gallery

1080 Keewatin Street

Thunder Bay, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Visit the Thunder Bay Art Gallery during Culture Days to take part in some self-guided creative activities!

Visit the Thunder Bay Art Gallery during Culture Days to see two amazing exhibitions: Christian Chapman: Ziibaaska’iganagoodayan – The Jingle Dress (last day Sunday October 1st), and works for our Bid for the Arts Auction & Fundraiser (last day Friday September 29th). Explore the Gallery with an Exhibition Discovery Booklet, experience materials in the exhibition at the hands-on Sensory Cart, and share your creative ideas at the Art Making Station. All ages welcome!



Thunder Bay Art Gallery

As the largest public art gallery in Northwestern Ontario, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery is a leader in the exhibition and collection of visual arts throughout the region. Every day the Gallery creates engagement by providing school tours, hosting arts events and classes, or sharing our space with community groups. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery stands as a regional cultural hub committed to developing connections through contemporary Indigenous, local, and regional art.

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery…

… documents and records our culture, with over 1,600 works of art forming one of the most extensive collections of contemporary Indigenous and regional art held in trust for the community.

… expands the influence of artists and loans artwork to other museums and galleries including the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian Institute.

… welcomes up to 20,000 visitors each year including residents as well as national and international tourists.

… hosts artist talks, lectures, demonstrations, and dialog sessions including hybrid livestreamed events.

… reaches over 4,000 school age children through in person curriculum linked tours and hands-on learning opportunities.

… engages over 1,000 students in the region and beyond through a virtual school tour program.

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