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Celebrating the Art of Craft, May 30-June 1

Kenan Center's most popular art event returns the weekend after the Memorial holiday. Enjoy a new, exciting line-up of music with a strong Latin flavor, a different winery each day, and specialty food vendors, along with the exceptional exhibit, "Rita Argen Auerbach: Chronicle of a 40-Year Career in Watercolor," in the Kenan Gallery. Visit the 100 American Craftsmen website, to download a $1.00 off coupon, and for complete event schedule, list of exhibiting artisans, and directions.

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Storrs All High Photo Show, April 6-27

The Kenan Center is proud to present the 29th annual Storrs All High Photo Show featuring work by high school students from 27 schools in western and central New York State. A public reception with awards presentation will take place Sunday, April 6 from 2-5 pm. Read more.

Upcoming Exhibits:

Rita Argen Auerbach: Chronicle of a 40-Year Career in Watercolor, May 4-June 15

Registrations for Fall Montessori Preschool Now Being Accepted

Open House, Sat, April 26, 1-3 pm
The Kenan Center's Montessori Preschool provides multi-sensory, multi-age group learning that's hands-on and child-centered. The program is half-day, 5 days a week. We are currently accepting registrations for the afternoon session which will run from 12:15-3:15 p.m. For a personal tour, call the Kenan Business Office at 433-2617. Join us for an Open House, April 26, to learn more about the program.

After-School Strings Program: Register Now for 2013/2014

The Kenan Center's After-School Strings Program offers professional instruction to children and adults on the violin, viola and cello. Individual and group lessons are available, and children 3 to 8 have the option of traditional or Suzuki method. Learn more about the program and how to register.

Holiday Gift Show Applications

Applications for the Kenan Arts Council's Holiday Gift Show (Nov. 21-23) are now available. If you're a craft artisan who hasn't been previously accepted, you must submit an application as well as schedule an appointment for an in-person jurying. Application deadline is May 16. Download application form here.

Soccer News: Summer Registration

Registration forms for summer soccer are now available to download. Schedules and stats for all divisions can also be found on the Youth Soccer page. For questions regarding schedules, or cancellation of games/practices due to weather, please call the Arena office at 433-2619.

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

Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


April 6 Opening: Storrs All High Photo Show

April 8 KAC program: Bree & Rich Woodbridge, McCollum Orchards

April 10 Quilters' Guild Meeting, 7 pm

April 2 Quilters' Workshop, 9 am-3 pm

April 28 Herb Club Meeting & Garden Clean-up, 7 pm


May 3 Flyball Competition, Arena

May 4 Opening: Rita Argen Auerbach: Chronicle of a 40-Year Career in Watercolor

May 5 Herb Club Meeting & Garden Clean-up, 6 pm

May 10 Quilters' Workshop, 9 am-3 pm

May 30 100 American Craftsmen, 6- pm

May 31 100 American Craftsmen, 10 am-6 pm

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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