Thunder Bay Art Gallery

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is located on the north-east side of campus at Confederation College.

The Gallery exhibits Indigenous Contemporary Art from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection which is comprised of over 1600 works, and mainstream contemporary art from local and regional artists and national travelling exhibitions.

The Gallery started out in 1972 as part of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society which had a small art gallery as part of its operation. It became very popular and had to expand its size so it moved after getting funding from the Museum Assistance Program. It officially opened its doors in 1976 as a National Exhibition Centre for Indian Art and now includes three galleries, and a community gallery covering 4000 square feet in total. Exhibitions change every 4 – 8 weeks.

The Art Gallery offers guided tours with advance notice, express tours as available, art classes, workshops, tours and resources for teachers.

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Seasons Open

Year round

Hours Open

Tue-Thu 12 noon-8 pm, Fri-Sun 12 noon-5 pm


Pay What You Can (suggested $5)

Eco-Friendly Notes

The Gallery is an air conditioned facility with public washrooms, free parking, motor coach parking and Gift Shop.

Gallery and Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday – Thursday noon – 8 pm
Friday – Sunday noon – 5 pm
Children (under 12) FREE
Gallery Members FREE
Admission Free Wednesdays

Accessibility Notes

Wheelchair accessible. Guest wheelchairs are available if necessary (limited).

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets

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