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The Kenan Center presents WOOD, PAPER, SCISSORS featuring the works of Diane L. Bond, Jodi Harvey-Brown, Marie Prince, and Doris Timkey. Join us for an opening reception Sunday, March 29 from 2-5 pm. Gallery hours continue through April 26, M-F, noon-5 pm; Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. The Gallery will be closed April 4, 5 and 18. A special Tea & Tour will be held in conjunction with this exhibit on April 19. See below for details.


Extraordinary Forms IV: The Ceramics Legacy of Robert L. Wood May 3-June 7.

Fine Arts League Exhibit June 14-July 19; public reception June 28

Ontario Plain Group of Twelve July 26-August 30

Join Us for a Tea & Tour April 19

Come for a delicious event and meet two of the artists in our current gallery exhibit: Marie Prince and Doris Timkey. Both will talk about their works--Prince's collection of presidential collages and Timkey's whimsical wood sculptures and marionettes. You'll enjoy light luncheon fare--our famous chicken salad!--followed by dessert and assorted teas. 1-3 pm. $25/person. Advance reservation required by April 13.

Montessori Preschool: Register Now for 2015/2016!

Now is the time be thinking about your preschool plans for next fall. The Kenan Center's Montessori Preschool offers an exceptional learning environment with a small class size, plus lots of family involvement, at a very competitive price. Call and make an appointment for a personal tour, today! 433-2617. Read more on our Education page.

Save the Date!
The Montessori Preschool will hold an Open House on April 18 from 1-4 pm. Come and meet our teachers, see the classroom environment, and learn about the difference Montessori can make for your preschooler.

2nd Annual Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair, May 1

Enjoy a fun night of shopping with proceeds benefitting the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool! Vendors to date include Cream & Sugar, BLING, Chole & Isabel, Paparazzi Accessories, Silpada, Wild Tree Organics, Pickle Annie's, 31 Gifts, Wook at the Stars, Honey Bunz, Ali Blossoms Bowtique, Stella & Dot, Jamberry Nails, Mary Kay, McCollum Orchards, Tattered Tulip, The Dragonfly Pinup Boutique, Artisan Threads, Revolution Fitness, Sweet and Swanky Chocolates, Discovery Toys, and Young Living Essential Oils. No admission. 5-9 pm in the Kenan House.

KENAN SPEAKER SERIES 2015: Author & Lecturer Lauren Winner

In this on-going series of topical lectures on religion and culture, the Kenan with the First Presbyterian Church of Lockport, is proud to present Lauren Winner, Saturday, September 26. Winner is the author of numerous books including Girl Meets God and Still: Notes on a Midlife Crisis. Winner is currently an Associate Professor of Christian Spiritualty at Duke Divinity School. Details on her lecture will be announced at a future date. A reading group will also take place to disucss her books prior to the September event. Watch for more news.

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:


March 29 GALLERY: Opening Wood, Paper, Scissors.


April 18 PRESCHOOL: Open House, 1-4 pm.


May 1 SPECIAL EVENT: Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair

May 3 GALLERY: Opening Extraordinary Forms IV


May 29-31 SPECIAL EVENT: 100 American Craftsmen

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, 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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