Please call 433-2617 for additional information.
Kenan Arts Council
The Kenan Arts Council (KAC) is the oldest of the Center's volunteer groups. It was formed in 1970 to provide volunteer service to the Kenan Center, assist in fundraising activities, and help promote art education and cultural activities in the community. The KAC meets in the Kenan Center House on the second Tuesday of each month, September and October, and January through May. Guest speakers and special programs are a part of each meeting.
The focus in November is the annual Holiday Gift Show held the weekend preceeding Thanksgiving. The three-day juried show features artisans from across Western New York and a cafe in the Greenhouse. With the proceeds from the Gift Show and the 100 American Craftsmen Lemonade and Brownie Stand, the Council grants three college scholarships to area high school students, and also funds special projects, equipment enhancements, and the Family Performance Series at the Kenan Center. See below for information on applying to the Holiday Gift Show.
Kenan Arts Council ProgramsThe Kenan Arts Counicl presents monthly programs that are free and open to the public and start at 12:15 pm unless otherwise noted. All programs take place following their monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of each month, in September and October; January-April,in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater Meeting Room, located behind the main Kenan House at 433 Locust Street. Ample free parking is available behind the theater.
Membership in the Kenan Arts Council is $15 per year and includes a newsletter published twice each year. For more information, contact the Kenan Center Business Office at (716) 433-2617.
Kenan Arts Council ScholarshipsThe Kenan Arts Council annually awards three college scholarships of $600 each to Niagara County high school students pursuing degrees in art, design, theater, or music. Applicants must meet high academic standards with a minimum high school average of 80%, and be involved in extracurricular and community activities. Applications are distributed through school guidance offices and the music and art departments.
Applying to the Kenan Arts Council Holiday Gift ShowIf you’re interested in applying to the show, you must return an application along with a jurying fee, and be able to attend a one-day in-person jurying. Because the Holiday Gift Show is held in the Kenan House and neighboring carriage houses, there is a limited space for approximately 50 artisans. Artisans who have been previously accepted do not have to be juried again, but must submit an application with fee to be considered.
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW & 100 AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN
HOW TO APPLY TO THE HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW:
HOW TO APPLY FOR 100 AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN:
Kenan Quilters' Guild
"For the Love of Quilts," Kenan Quilters' Guild Biennial Quilt Show, November 1-3This year's show will feature quilter Gretchen Lang along with 40 quilts from the traveling Hoffman 2013 Challenge Collection. Also featured will be a Chinese auction, vendors, boutique, door prizes, and demonstrations. 10 am-5 pm daily. $5 admission. Kenan Center Arena. If you are interested in submitting a quilt for the show, contact Jan Jordan at email@example.com.
All programs and workshops are held in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater. Workshops may have a fee.Apr. 11: Button Lady. 7 pm.
Apr. 13: Basket making workshop with Gail Schweigert. 9 am-3 pm
Friends of the Kenan Herb ClubThe Friends of the Kenan Herb Club was established in 1985. From its inception, the Club has offered a full range of programs and activities geared to those interested in herbal living. Workshops focus on a variety of herb-related subjects from culinary usage to herbal gift making. Members also enjoy tours to members' gardens, businesses and educational facilities featuring herbal products and interests.
Club members work together for the Annual Spring Herb Plant Sale held during 100 American Craftsmen held at the Kenan Arena. They are also involved with the planting and maintenance of the Center's herb garden.
Membership is $7.00 per year and includes a subscription to The Herbal Herald, the Club's newsletter. Meetings are held the last Monday of the month at the Kenan Center House. For more information, contact the Kenan Center Business Office at (716) 433-2617.Email us to receive a brochure.