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The Kenan Center Gallery presents BEAUTY OF THE BEASTS: PAINTINGS OF OUR NATURAL WORLD FEATURING THE WORK OF JUDITH HARTKE, August 21-October 2. Join the artist for a Tea & Tour in the Gallery, September 18. Read more.


OCTOBER 15: Peter & Wendy with Missoula Children's Theatre

MCT is back for a 14th season to present a rollicking musical version of Peter Pan with all your favorite characters--plus some new friends and foes! Performances will take place at the Historic Palace Theatre at 3 and 7 p.m. More than 50 roles will be filled by local students. See details here for group audition date and time.

NOV 5TH: Kenan Speaker Series Presents Diana Butler Bass

Tickets Available Now! The 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.

Join us for a lively discussion of Dr. Butler Bass's book, Grounded, October 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Kenan House. Facilitated by Rev. James Hardy, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Lockport.

Coming February 11, 2017: Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor at Duke Divinity School and author of "Music, Modernity & God," and "Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music."

Fall Classes & Programs for Children

Fall Youth Soccer. Registration forms have been mailed to current participants or visit the Soccer page to download a registration form. The program offers clinics for four-year-olds and team play for children ages 5-17. Deadline is September 16.

Art with Cassandra: Sculpture for Ages 5-8. Students will bring their ideas to life as three dimensional sculptures through a variety of media and techniques. Six weeks, September 15-October 20; 5:30-6:30 PM. $90 per student. More details here.

"The World Around Us": Children & Music Together with Mary Dunn. For ages 18 months -3 1/2 years. Classes start October 4 and run for 10 weeks. More details here.

Fall Classes for Adults

New! Paints Uncorked. Paint your own masterpiece while sipping wines from our local Niagara Wine trail wineries. Four dates. $25/person, all materials included. Age 21 and over. More details here.

Painting Your Best Watercolors with Kathleen Giles, Thursdays from September 8-November 3. $160. To register, contact Kathleen Giles directly at or call 716-795-9368. More details here.

Save the Date!

4th Annual Kenan Center Harvest Gala, October 29. Join your friends for a wonderful evening of food, drink, and dancing to the Mark Mazur Trio at the Lockport Town & Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Kenan Center Scholarship Program. More details 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:


August 12 Niagara University Repertory Theatre

August 19 "in jest" with Nels Ross

August 21 Beauty of the Beasts: Paintings of Our Natural Work by Judith Hartke


September 18 Tea & Tour in the Gallery

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.