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The Kenan Gallery will be losed Saturday, April 18 for a private party. Sunday hours are 2-5 pm.

The Kenan Center presents WOOD, PAPER, SCISSORS featuring the works of Diane L. Bond, Jodi Harvey-Brown, Marie Prince, and Doris Timkey. Gallery hours continue through April 26, M-F, noon-5 pm; Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. c


Extraordinary Forms IV: The Ceramics Legacy of Robert L. Wood, May 3-June 7

Fine Arts League Exhibit, June 14-July 19; public reception June 28

Ontario Plain Group of Twelve, July 26-August 30

45th Annual 100 American Craftsmen

It's fresher. Giftier. Craftier than ever! This year's event not only features the best in craft art--from home dec to sparkly bling--but a brand new experiential art space called the "Annex Market." Discover new artists with different approaches, an exhibit of craft media by the next gen artists from SUNY Buffalo State's design program, demonstrations, and inspiring craft tablescapes. Visit our redesigned website to learn more and download a $1 off discount coupon.

2nd Annual Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair, May 1

Enjoy a fun night of shopping with proceeds benefitting the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool! More than 30 vendors will be on hand, from sweet treats and beauty products to health and fitness specialists and gift items. 5-9 pm in the Kenan House and Taylor Theater Meeting Room. Free admission. More details and a complete list of vendors here.

Montessori Preschool: Register Now for 2015/2016!

Now is the time be thinking about your preschool plans for next fall. The Kenan Center's Montessori Preschool offers an exceptional learning environment with a small class size, plus lots of family involvement, at a very competitive price. Call and make an appointment for a personal tour, today! 433-2617. Read more on our Education page.

Summer Soccer Registration

Forms are now available to register children for summer soccer. Families whose children have playted inthe last year will received forms in the mail. You can also pick up a form at the Arena office or download one here. Online registration links are also posted on the soccer page. Deadline for registering is May 20.

KENAN SPEAKER SERIES 2015: Author & Lecturer Lauren Winner

In this on-going series of topical lectures on religion and culture, the Kenan with the First Presbyterian Church of Lockport, is proud to present Lauren Winner, Saturday, September 26. Winner is the author of numerous books including Girl Meets God and Still: Notes on a Midlife Crisis. Winner is currently an Associate Professor of Christian Spiritualty at Duke Divinity School. Details on her lecture will be announced at a future date. A reading group will also take place to disucss her books prior to the September event. Watch for more news.

RENTALS: Book Now for Your Special Event or Party

The Kenan Center is the perfect setting for a wedding, reception, meeting, or private party. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Summer dates are limited and fill up quickly. To learn more about fees and amenities, contact Alyssa Neglia at 433-2617. Click here to read more and download a brochure.

Check out videos of Kenan Center events on our YouTube channel!

Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


April 18 PRESCHOOL: Open House, 1-4 pm.

April 23 FILM: Screening of Tanya Stadelman's film, "This Creek." Taylor Theater. 6 pm.

April 25 & 26 SPECIAL EVENT: Train Show. Sat, 10-5; Sun, 10-4. Arena.


May 1 SPECIAL EVENT: "Get To Know Your Kenan Center" Public Talk. 10 am.

May 1 SPECIAL EVENT: Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair

May 3 GALLERY: Opening Extraordinary Forms IV


May 29-31 SPECIAL EVENT: 100 American Craftsmen

Click to go to our Calendar page.

Winter Closing

Weather-related Closings The Kenan Center (Business Office and Gallery) and Preschool are closed when the Lockport Schools are closed due to weather. Events scheduled for days when the Center is closed due to weather may still take place. Please refer to local TV stations for event cancellations. You can also call the Kenan Center Business number at 433-2617 for a recorded voicemail message about cancellations. The Kenan Arena and recreational programs may take place even if the Center is closed. If you have children in a program that is cancelled, you will be contacted. You can also call the Arena at 433-2619 to inquire if a program is cancelled. Generally, a decision to cancel a recreational program is made in the afternoon of a weather-related event. Promoters of special events not hosted by the Kenan Center that are cancelled due to weather are responsible for informing the public about the cancellation of their event. Again, we recommend watching your local news channel for event cancellations.

The Kenan Center is proud to be a member of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara promoting Niagara County's arts and cultural organizations as tourist, recreation and education destinations to the world. To learn more about CAN member organizations, go online to

433 Locust St, Lockport, NY 14094 * 716-433-2617

Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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