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Jun
5
Sat
In the Garden Series @ Kenan Center Gardens
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 11:00 am

Kenan Center announces this summer In the Gardens events. The fun begins June 5th!

In the gardens summer series brings you all the good that Kenan does into one fun summer!

Yoga in the Gardens

Monday’s July 12 – August 16, 2021 (July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 & 16)

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Yoga Instructor Stephanie Chesebro of Peaceful Waters Yoga brings to you a meditative class in the Kenan Gardens. Relax doing some yoga as the fountain runs, the birds chirp and the sun shines on your face. Teens (13 years old +), Adults & Seniors are invited to enjoy this event!

All six weeks cost $50/member and $60/non-member. To receive group pricing, purchase has to be made prior to the first class on July 12. Drop in classes or day of sales cost $12 per class.

 

 

Music in the Gardens: Youth Edition

Thursday’s July 15 – August 19, 2021 (July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 & 19)
10:00am to 11:00am

Bring your kids to a fun music hour in the Kenan Gardens. Connie Allison will lead the group in songs

Kids most ages will enjoy this show but it is geared towards 2-8 year olds.

All six weeks per family cost $50/member and $60/non-member. To receive group pricing, purchase has to be made prior to the first class on July 15. Drop in classes or day of sales cost $12 per class.

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Music in the Gardens

Bring your lawn chair, blanket & snacks and relax in the Kenan Gardens while you listen to some great local musicans!

Paul Hage & Mirage

Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:00pm
$15/member $20/non-member

To celebrate Kenan Center American Craftsmen: 50th Anniversary Weekend, Paul Hage & Mirage is back at the Kenan! Mediterranean-inspired jazz. Genres such as nuevo-flamenco, acid, and smooth jazz are met with classical-style guitar playing from Hage and band-mate Dan Innes, creating an expressive fusion of world music that has become the band’s trademark. Read more about Paul Hage & Mirage here.

Dave Stockton & The Pocket Change Trio!

Saturday, August 7, 2021 @ 12:00pm
$15/member $20/non-member

Lockport friends, we’re bring Dave Stockton and The Pocket Change Trio! A blend of energy, personality & groove, this band played on the Kenan Center porch last year for Coffee with Kenan and impressed the neighborhood. So now they’re back for more!

 

COVID-19 Guidelines

Per New York State, “Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.” Mask-wearing, health screening and temperature scans are required of all patrons even for outside venues.

 

Jun
13
Sun
BNAA Spring Exhibition: Buffalo Niagara Art Association @ Kenan Center House Gallery
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm

BNAA Spring Exhibition: Buffalo Niagara Art Association on view from June 13 – July 18, 2021 at the Kenan House Gallery

On view from June 13 through July 18, 2021.
The Buffalo Niagara Art Association (BNAA) presents a number of local artists’ work at the Kenan House Gallery. The BNAA is an artistically diverse network of Western New York artists bonded together to promote community understanding and interest in the visual arts by holding group exhibitions of members’ works. The juried show will include paintings, watercolors, acrylics, oils & pastels.
More information available at www.kenancenter.org.
Appointment required for all visits. Please call 716.433.2617 to schedule your visit. No admission; $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

Kenan House Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday, Noon–4PM; Sunday, 2-4PM.
Please be advised that the Gallery is closed the following dates during this show:

  • June 20, 2021
  • July 4 & 5, 2021

    Appointments are required for all visits. If there are no appointments scheduled for the day, the gallery will be closed. Please call 716.433.2617 to schedule your visit at least 24 hours prior to your visitation. No admission; $5 donation is greatly appreciated. Per New York State, “Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.” Mask-wearing, health screening and temperature scans are required of all patrons. Only 50 tickets are available (33% of Taylor Theater’s capacity), through advance reservations only. Paired seating purchases are required. You will need to purchase seats in twos and you will need to sit with the person you purchased your ticket with. Groups of three or more are encouraged to arrive when doors open to ensure seating in close proximity to each other, however seating together is not guarenteed.

    2021 Gallery Exhibit Sponsors

    Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, M&T Bank, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel F. Ward

    Program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

Jul
10
Sat
Kenan Center American Craftsmen: 50th Anniversary Weekend @ Kenan Center Arena
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am

A Weekend of Arts in Lockport – July 10 & 11 featuring Kenan Center American Craftsmen: 50th Anniversary Weekend.

Get ready for an art filled weekend on Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 11th, 2021 from 10:00am-5:00pm inside the Kenan Arena and throughout the Kenan Center Campus.

Our American Craftsmen Artisan Festival sponsored by Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union will coincide with Lockport in Bloom Garden Walk, Chalkfest and Kenan Center’s 2nd Annual g(art)en.

Social distance guidelines will apply along with masked requirements for all artists, attendees, staff & volunteers. We look forward to celebrating our 50th year of the show!

This celebratory weekend marking the 50th year of our American craftsmen artisan festival will bring together Lockport in bloom garden walk, g(art)en, live music & more on our beautiful 25 acre campus in Lockport,  New York.

#SAVETHEARTS

 

Schedule

Saturday, July 10
10 AM – 5 PM – American Craftsmen Artisan Festival inside Kenan Arena. $5 entry.
10 AM – 5 PM – g(art)en, temporary art installations throughout the Kenan Center Gardens. Free.
10 AM – 5 PM – Lockport in Bloom & Chalkfest. Maps and chalk available at Kenan House Gardens. Free.
6 PM – Music in the Gardens with the Paul Hage & Mirage Band. $15 member/ $20 non-member. Tickets www.kenancenter.org or by calling 716-433-2617.
Sunday, July 11
10 AM – 5 PM – American Craftsmen Artisan Festival inside Kenan Arena. $5.
10 AM – 5 PM – g(art)en, temporary art installations throughout the Kenan Center Gardens. Free.
10 AM – 5 PM – Lockport in Bloom & Chalkfest. Maps and chalk available at Kenan House Gardens. Free.

Featured Artisans

Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, we will be bringing a smaller number of craftsmen to the show. For a complete list of artisans and their work, please click here.

Tickets/Reservations

Tickets to American Craftsmen are $5 for everyone. Kenan Members get in free with a current membership card.  Guests are asked to purchase tickets in a time block so that we can keep to COVID-19 State and Government mandates. Tickets will be sold both online and at the Kenan Center House & Arena.

Sponsorship

The Kenan Center American Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Weekend brings together our fine art & contemporary craft fair, Lockport in Bloom, g(art)en and music throughout the Kenan Center Campus in Lockport, NY. Proceeds benefit the Kenan Center’s cultural, education and recreational programs. Don’t miss out on your chance to #SaveTheArts! Sponsorship Opportunities available here.

For weather related closing information please click here.

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