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NOTE: THE GALLERY IS CLOSED, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 FOR A PRIVATE EVENT. Vietnam Veterans: Our Photo Album Through October 11. The Kenan Center proudly presents the 25th anniversary exhibition of more than 350 images taken by Niagara County Vietnam Veterans. A series of panel discussions will take place throughout the exhibit, and a 5K race/walk in honor of Niagara County's fallen heroes will start and end at the Kenan Center October 4. Click here for Gallery hours and more details..

MCT Returns October 13-17!

For a 13th seson, the renown Missoula Children's Theatre returns for a week-long residency. This year'sw musical production is "Aladdin," and will be performed for the first time at the Historic Palace Theatre! Group audition is Tuesday, October 13 at 4 pm in the Taylor Theatre Meeting Room. Performances, Saturday, October 17 at 3 & 7 pm. $7 all seats; ages 2 and under free. For info, call 433-2617.

Save the Date: Kenan Center's 3rd Annual Gala, October 24

Join us for a gala evening of food, drinks, and live music with Kevin Clark and the Mark Mazur Trio at the Lockport Town & Country Club. 6:30 p.m. to midnight with one hour open bar and hors d'ouerves from 6:30-7:30 pm followed by dinner. Black tie optional. Proceeds to benefit Kenan Center Scholarship Program, providing those in need with the ability to participate. Tickets are $75/individual and $150/couple. Response requested to Heather Lindquist by October 15. Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Susan Przybyl at 433-2617, ext. 108.

New! Art Classes for Kids Starts October 27!

Cassandra McFeeley, who provided great hands-on art projects during our KidQuest Summer Youth Program, will be teaching a new drawing class geared to beginners called Art with Cassandra. The class will run for 6 weeks, Tuesdays for ages 5-8 and Thursdays for ages 9-12. 5:30-6:30 pm. For more details, click here.

Montessori Preschool: Register Now for 2015/2016!

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. Visit the Education page for more details.


Our first year offering a Summer Youth Program with multiple components serving ages 3 to 17 showed that there is a tremendous need in the community for safe, fun and affordable activities for youth. You can help by making a donation to support the Summer Youth Program, Program Scholarships that help families to participate in a variety of programs throughout the year, or contribute to our Public Art Purchase Fund. Click here to learn more and download a donation form.

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:


October 4 5K Race/Walk to Honor Niagara County Vietnam Veterans

October 4 Panel Discussion, aftermath of Vietnam Vets returning home, 2 pm

October 6 THEATER: Defiant Monkey Improv Jam, 7 pm

October 7 THEATER: Defiant Monkey Improv Show, 7 pm

October 13 THEATER: ALADDIN audition with MCT, 4 pm

October 13 EVENT: Kenan Arts Council program with A Better Way Bakery

October 17 THEATER: ALADDIN at Historic Palace Theatre, 3 & 7 pm

October 17 QUILTERS GUILD: Workshop, 9 am-3 pm

October 18 GALLERY: Opening--Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Fall 2015 Watermedia Show

October 25 GALLERY: Reception & Awards--Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Fall 2015 Watermedia Show

October 29 CLASS: Start, Art with Cassandra, ages 5-8

October 27 CLASS: Start, Art with Cassandra, ages 9-12

October 30 EVENT: Getting to Know Your Kenan Center, 10 am

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

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