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Join us for the 46th annual 100 American Craftsmen at the Kenan Center Arena featuring contemporary craft artisans, live music, specialty food and wine, the Annex Marketplace, and more! Visit our event website for $1 off coupon, schedule and complete information.

The Kenan House Gallery will be closed Sunday, May 22 for a private event.

IN THE GALLERY: MetaCorporate: Art from Industry

The Kenan Center Gallery presents more than 60 two-and three-dimensional artworks from public, private, and non-profit collections. May 15-June 26. Hours: M-F, noon-5 pm; Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. Read more.

Call for Artists: The Kenan Center Gallery is seeking WNY artists in a variety of media for the Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, July 10-August 14. Download submission details and application here or call 433-2617.

FOR KIDS: Camp Invention® is Coming This Summer!

Camp Invention® is designed for children entering grades 1-6, and is based on STEM academics. It will take place August 1-8 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Register before May 10, and receive a $15 discount (multi-child discounts also available). For complete details, fees, and to register online, go to: Registrations can only be done online. Questions? Call Emily Pellicano at 433-2617, ext. 111.

KidQuest Summer Program

It's going to be a summer full of fun at the Kenan Center! Check out all the programs that are now open for registration on the EDUCATION PAGE including art, writing, theater, activities for preschoolers, ArenaPlay--a new members benefit!--plus Camp Invention®. We'll also be offering special activities for families. Watch our website for more programs added, or follow us on Facebook. Download a July-August calendar of summer programs for kids here.

Kenan Speaker Series Presents Diana Butler Bass

Ther Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport proudly present author, speaker, and noted historian on American religion, Diana Butler Bass. Her books include Grounded: Finding God in the World, Christianity for the Rest of Us, and others. Advance reservations are $10 for general public /$7 for students and may be made by calling 433-2617. Read more.

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:


May 11 Defiant Monkey Masters of Improv Show, 7 pm

May 15 Opening: MetaCorporate: Art of Industry


June 3-5 100 American Craftsmen

June 7 Defiant Monkey Improv Jam, 7 pm

June 8 Defiant Monkey Improv Show, 7 pm

June 25 Kenan Center Tag Sale

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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