Founded in 1987, the WKP Kennedy Gallery a non-profit public art gallery focused on presenting the visual arts of Canada. Located within the Capitol Centre, in North Bay, Ontario the gallery consists of two spaces that play host to touring exhibition projects, showcase local artists, and encourage community engagement and educational gatherings. The gallery aims to present the finest in historical and contemporary Northern, Canadian and International visual artists, as well as fosters an appreciation for the visual arts. The gallery provides an exciting educational programming for people of all ages, providing opportunities to learn in a vivid and dynamic environment.
We are grateful for opportunities to engage with the local Indigenous artists from Nipissing First Nation and communities throughout the North. We embrace the talent of our local Francophone artists, and continue to develop methods and programs to provide a home for the diversely rich members of our community.
Our exciting exhibitions, art classes, special events, facility rentals, the opportunities to buy local art make the gallery an lively artistic hub for the local community. The gallery is open to the public year round free of charge. All are welcomed. Our space is wheelchair accessible.
The WKP Kennedy Gallery respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Robinson-Huron and Upper Canada Treaty territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Nipissing First Nation Anishnabe.
Gallery Director / Curator
In 2022, Jennifer Allison became the Director/Curator of the WKP Kennedy Gallery. Having worked for various global corporations and Not-for-profit organizations within the Art and Design realm she is thrilled to have returned to her roots to become a creative advocate for Northern Ontario. As a multi-disciplinary artist, designer, educator and director her goal is to lead an organization that prioritizes facilitating and promoting the arts through engaging programming, thought provoking exhibits and immersive events for the entire community to enjoy. She firmly believes that a community is only as strong as their creative sector and therefore is committed to running a thriving public art gallery where people feel welcome, accepted and represented.