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The Kenan Center Gallery presents the 31st Annual Storrs All High Photo Show, April 10-May 1. Free opening reception and awards on Sunday, April 10 from 2-5 pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon-5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2-5 pm. Read more...


3rd Annual Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair, April 29

Join us for some pre-Mother's Day shopping with more than 30 vendors on hand, specialty food vendors, a basket raffle, and this year Second Chance Animal Shelter plus pet boutiques! Free admission. To benefit the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool. Read more.

100 American Craftsmen, June 3-5

The 46th annual show of fine, contemporary craft art returns with exciting artisans from across the country, live music, specialty foods and wine, Herbal Plant Sale (Sat only), a fine art exhibit in the Kenan Gallery, and the Annex Marketplace with emergent and scholar artisans showing, selling, and demonstrating their craft. Download a $1 off coupon and see complete details at:

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.

SUMMER RECREATION: 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, etx. 111.

RECREATION: Summer Soccer Registration

Application forms are now available. Deadline to register is May 20. The summer session offers a 4-year-old clinic along with team play for older children. Fee for Kenan members is $42; non-members $54. Visit the Soccer page to download an application form, or register on-line.

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.

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Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


April 5 Defiant Monkey Improv Jam, 7 pm

April 6 Defiant Monkey Masters of Improv Show, 7 pm

April 10 Opening: Storrs All High Photo Show

April 12 KAC Program: Presentation by Explore Buffalo. 12:15 pm

April 29 Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair, 5-9 pm

MAY May 10 Defiant Monkey Improv Jam, 7 pm

May 11 Defiant Monkey Masters of Improv Show, 7 pm

May 15 Opening: MetaCorporate: Art of Industry

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

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