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The Kenan Center Gallery presents a solo exhibit of works by Norine Spurling, January 10-February 14. Free opening reception on January 10 from 2-5 pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon-5 pm; Saturday& Sunday, 2-5 pm. Exhibit guest curated by Gerald Mead. Read more. ....

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Education News: Preschool Open House and New Children's Classes

Visit the Education page for news on our upcoming Montessori Prechool Open House, February 7; new Art with Cassandra classes for kids 5-13; and spring Children & Music Together classes with Mary Dunn starting in March. Registration for classes is taking place now. Visit the Education page for details.

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.


GRIGG LEWIS 2016 WORKERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE. The Grigg Lewis Foundation provides funding for numerous summer jobs at eastern Niagara County non-profits for college students. This year, the Kenan Center will hire both an Adminstrative Assistant and Marketing Assistant. Specific qualifications for each position and applications can be obtained at the Kenan Center Business Office. We urge students interested in applying to do so as soon as possible. Positions are often filled early in the new year. To be eligible, your permanent residence must be in eastern Niagara County, and you must be a current college student or entering in fall of 2016. For a complete list of positions available, visit the Grigg Lewis Foundation website.

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Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


February 6 Art with Cassnadra Starts

February 7 Montessori Preschool Open House

February 21 Opening: Runaway Sun, Paintings & Etchings by Rachel Ostrow

February 26 & 27 Exchange Club Circus, 7 pm Friday; 12 noon Saturday

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, follow our Facebook page at

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

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

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