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GALLERY Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, July 27-August 29

The Kenan Center is proud to present our bienniual juried exhibition of works by artists from across the Buffalo Niagara region. Fifty-one artists are participating. Join us for a free public reception Sunday, July 27, 2-5 pm. Gallery hours: M-F, Noon-5 pm; Sun, 2-5 pm. Image shown: Bat Flower by Beverly Fink. List of artists.

September 7-October 12: Sharing the Spotlight: A Decade of Painting with Coni Minneci
September 21: Tea & Tour in the Gallery with Coni Minneci
October 19-November 16: Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society National Exhibit

Niagara University Repertory Theatre, August 5

Join us for free family performance by the zany players of NURT, Niagara Unuiversity's traveling repretory company. They'll bring to life favorite children's stories in a lively 40 minute show. Kenan Center Taylor Theater. 2:30 pm.

Missoula Children's Theatre Residency, Oct 13-18. MCT returns to present Rapunzel. A group audition will be held for children in grades K-12 on Mon, Oct 18 starting at 4 pm. Location TBA. Performances will be Sat, Oct. 18, at 3 & 7 pm.

Summer Soccer Schedules and Stats

To check schedules or stats, visit the Youth Soccer page. For questions regarding schedules, or cancellation of games/practices due to weather, please call the Arena office at 433-2619. And be sure to come and watch the kids play onthe Arena's outdoor fields!

Watercolor Workshop with Kathleen Giles: October

Ever want to learn the techniques of creating stunning watercolors, even if you've never painted in past? Join Kathleen Giles, one of Western New York's most accomplished and award-winning watercolorists for her one-day class, "Introduction to Watercolor," Saturday, October 4 from 9:30-3:30. Download the flyer here for complete details. Kathleen will also offer a lecture on "Painting Dynamic Flowers" on Monday, September 15 from 10-noon. Download a description here. (Please note that the 3-day class is full.)

Houghton College Adult Education Program: Open House July 23

Learn how you can earn a B.S./B.B.A.Degree in Management, Leadership Development, Human Resources Management, or Integrated Marketing and Communication by attending just 1 night a week, here at the Kenan Center. The next Open House will take place July 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more details, go online to or call 888-874-7223. Read more about the on-site program here at Kenan Center.

After-School Strings Program: Register Now for 2014/2015

The Kenan Center's After-School Strings Program offers professional instruction to children and adults on the violin, viola and cello. Individual and group lessons are available, and children 3 to 8 have the option of traditional or Suzuki method. Learn more about the program and how to register.

Learn More about the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool

A space is currently available for the program beginning in fall. For information, call the Kenan Center Business Office at 433-2617. The Kenan Center's Montessori Preschool provides multi-sensory, multi-age group learning that's hands-on and child-centered. The program is half-day, 5 days a week. Click here for more details.

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.

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Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:


July 12 & 13 Lockport in Bloom

July 7, 9 & 11 Whimsical Sculpture Project

July 14, 16 & 18 Whimsical Sculpture Project

July 27 Opening: Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit


August 5 NURT Family Performance


September 7 OPENING: Coni Minneci Exhibit

September 21 Tea & Tour with Coni Minneci


October 14 AUDITIONS: Missoula Children's Theatre

October 18PERFORMANCES: Rapunzel with Missoula Children's Theatre

October 19 OPENING: Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society National Exhibit

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

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