Enriching lives by providing the community with cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.

Annual Special Events

100 American Craftsmen

In 2020, The Kenan Center in Lockport, New York will present its 50th annual show of contemporary craft art, 100 American Craftsmen, May 29-31. 100 American Craftsmen is one of the most noted craft shows in the region for its dedication to presenting original and contemporary craft art. The event benefits the Kenan Center, a regional community center offering arts, education and recreation programs. The event takes place at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Avenue, Lockport.

For complete details and directions, go online to 100americancraftsmen.com.


Niagara BBQ Brew Fest

In the Fall of 2019, the Kenan Center launched the new Niagara BBQ & Brews Fest! The event will be annually on the last weekend of summer, highlighting local BBQ restaurants and breweries. Join us next year for on Saturday, September 19 from 3-7pm.The event will feature local BBQ restaurants, as well as locally made craft beer including Flying Bison Brewing Company and 12 Gates Brewing. The outdoor event will be held on the Kenan Center campus, alongside the Kenan Arena. More information and tickets will be provided closer to the event date.



Niagara Wine and Beer Fest

Tickets on sale now! The 9th Annual event will be held on January 25 featuring over 30 local wineries, breweries, specialty food vendors and restaurants.

It’s almost that time of year! Come enjoy more than 30 wineries, breweries, restaurants and specialty food vendors, and more! Featuring live music, 50/50 and basket raffles. This 21+ over event supports the Kenan Center.


Kenan Arts Council Holiday Gift Show

Each year the Kenan Arts Council organizes our favorite shopping event of the year, the Holiday Gift Show. Join us Nov 22-24 2019 for the 39th Annual Kenan Arts Council Holiday Gift Show. A Truly Unique Shopping Experience!

Friday, November 22 – 5 – 9 pm
Saturday, November 23 – 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 24 – 11 am – 5 pm

Gifts & décor by juried designers and artisans

Onstage Café

$4.00 entry fee supports programs in art education grants, recreation and scholarship.
No strollers please.

Always the weekend before Thanksgiving.

For weather related closing information please click here.

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