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The Kenan Center presents an invitational exhibit featuring works by a stellar gathering of male artists from across the Buffalo-Niagara region. Featured artists include: Arthur Barnes, Harvey Breverman, David Buck, Robert Budin, Philip Burke, Shawn Caution, Alex Currie, Thomas Aquinas Daly, Jonathan Daly, Jack DiMaggio, George Grace, Geoffrey Harding, Thomas Kegler, Donald E. Little, Ray Lockhart, William C. Maggio, Michael McMahon, Gerald Mead, Charles L. Ossman, George Palmer, Phil Pantano, John Pfahl, Robert Rimmer, Christopher Stangler, Dennis Stierer, Chuck Tingley, Jeffrey J. Watkins, Mark Weld, Joseph Whalen, Mikel Wintermantel, Marcus L. Wise, and John Yerger. The gallery will be closed February 16 & 21. Read more.

POSTER DESIGN CONTEST: Deadline February 13!

The Kenan Center is seeking design concepts for the 45th annual 100 American Craftsmen show, May 29-31, 2015. For full requirements, download the entry form, here.

January 30: Get To Know Your Kenan Center

The Kenan Center plays an important role in providing arts, education and recreation programs to the community. Here's your chance to learn more about all we do now, and share your thoughts, as well. Join board president, Eric Connor, and Executive Director, Susan Przybyl, for a casual chat with light brunch food and beverages. 10 am in the Kenan House.

January 31: Montessori Preschool Open House

Come and learn more about our exceptional program for 3-5 year-olds! See the classroom, meet the teachers, and discover the special difference that Montessori makes for your preschooler. 1-4 pm. Kenan Center Montessori Preschool.

Children & Music Together: Register Now

Specially designed for children ages 3 months to 3 years, using music to encourage early learning. Classes start the week of March 16. Registration deadline is March 10. Go to Education page for full class description.

Winter Soccer Registration

Applications can be downloaded now from the Soccer page. Online registration is now available--links are located on the Soccer page. Resgistration will continue until spaces are filled prior to start up of winter session at the end ofJanuary. For questions regarding registration, please call the Arena office at 433-2619.

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:


January 11 GALLERY: Opening MANmade Art Exhibit

January 13 PROGRAM: Kenan Arts Council Monthly program, 12:15 pm.

January 24 SPECIAL EVENT: Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest.

January 30 SPECIAL EVENT: "Get To Know Your Kenan Center" with Board President and Executive Director, 10 am.

January 31 PRESCHOOL: Montessori Preschool Open House, 1-4 pm.


February 10 ARTS PROGRAM: Kenan Arts Council presents Honorable Anne E. McCaffrey, Mayor of Lockport.

February 12 MEETING: Kenan Quilters' Guild Block Party.

February 14 WORKSHOP: Kenan Quilters' Guild Re-Quilting with Maureen Feenie. 9 am-3 pm.

February 18 WORKSHOP: Kenan Quilters' Guild Quilting Circle, 10 am-2 pm.

February 19 WORKSHOP: Watercolor Workshop with Kathy Giles begins.

February 27 & 28 SPECIAL EVENT: Exchange Club Circus.

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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