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Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest, January 28, 5-9 PM. Enjoy more than 30 wineries, breweries, specialty food vendors and restaurants, live music by The Observers, and a new photo booth! $25 advance; $50 VIP with special amenities. Click here to purchase tickets online at Ticketleap. Purchase at the Kenan Center Business Office or call 433-2617. Read more.

The Perfect Gift for Friends and Family!

Our limited edition 50th Anniversary Fine Art calendar features 13 beautiful images by artists from Eastern Niagara County whose work has been exhibited in the Kenan House Gallery. The calendar is a wonderful way to celebrate our five decades of presenting art to the community. $20 each. Available in the Business Office.

Tidings of Comfort & Jazz, December 2 & 3

Join us for an evening of traditional holiday music re-imagined by jazz quintet, What Would Mingus Do? featuring award-winning saxophonist, Kelly Bucheger, and friends. 7:30-9:30 PM. Taylor Theater. The group will play two 45-minute sets each night. $15 general public/$10 Kenan members. Wine and beer served. Tickets available in the Kenan Center Business Office or by calling 433-2617. The performance is a collaboration of the Kenan Center and Carriage House Players. Read more.

Join Us for Holiday Fun!

Children are invited to wear their PJs and join us for holiday crafts, games, treats, and a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus at 5 PM for a surprise Christmas story. $5/child. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Grown-ups can come for a workshop on bread baking called, "Knead To Know." Learn tricks for creating the perfect bread to surprise holiday guests. Refreshments served; all supplies included. $20/person. Advance registration required. Both events, 4-7 PM. For tickets and advance reservations, call 433-2617 or visit the Kenan Center Business Office.

Student Essay Contest Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

We're celebrating 50 years in 2017, and to celebrate we're inviting students in grades 5-12 to take part in our essay contest. One student in grades 5-8 and one in grades 9-12 will win a $100 prize. Deadline for submissions is December 30, 2016. Download guidelines here.

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.

Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


December 2 & 3 Tidings of Comfort & Jazz. 7:30 PM.

December 6 Defiant Monkey Improv Jam. 7 PM.

December 7 Defiant Monkey Improv Show. 7 PM.

December 11 Pajamas & Stories for Kids; Knead to Know Breadmaking for Adults. 4-7 PM.

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.