Arts, Culture & Museum
Nowhere else in Ontario will you find such a unique combination of arts, heritage, and entertainment. Chatham-Kent’s fascinating and historic past is preserved in the unique settings of 11 interactive museums throughout the region.
ARTspace is proud to represent emerging and mid career artists engaged in contemporary visual arts practice in Chatham-Kent. In addition to our monthly exhibitions, we also offer workshops, a library of current art magazines, volunteering opportunities and gallery openings.
For information please call 519.352.1064. You can also visit our website at www.artspacechathamkent.com. We are located at 165 ½ King Street West in downtown Chatham, come in and experience what Chatham-Kent artists have to offer!
The Kiwanis Theatre offers live performances throughout the year. Seating capacity is 679 including the wheelchair section.
Enjoy live jazz, acoustic guitar performances and, classical music plus the Saturday Night Music Club all held in Studio One. This venue offers a cozy intimate nightclub type atmosphere. You can enjoy the sites and sounds of your favourite musical genera in this relaxed setting.
Thames Art Gallery
The Thames Art Gallery is equipped with many amenities to make your visit with us very enjoyable.
The Thames Art Gallery's Permanent Collection represents the works of visual artists, historical and contemporary, relevant to the development and growth of Chatham-Kent's art history and contemporary Canadian artists from Southwestern Ontario. Today the collection of approximately 500 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and installations, covers a period from the mid-1800s to the present day.
For information or tickets call 519.354.8338 or toll free: 1.866.807.7770 or email cktickets.com.
The Von Ayres Cultural Centre & Wallaceburg Museum
The Von Ayres Cultural Centre consists of the Wallaceburg & District Historical Society, the Frank Murdock Sports Hall of Fame, the Wallaceburg Little Theatre and the Wallaceburg and District Arts Council.
The Wallaceburg & District Museum and the Frank Murdock Sports Hall of Fame occupy the ground floor while the Jeanne Gordon Theatre is located on the the top floor. Drama, musical events, fine arts displays, drama camps, cabarets, art camps, Tae Kwon Do classes are presented throughout the year.
Von Ayres Cultural Centre is located at 505 King Street West in Wallaceburg.
Chatham-Kent’s museums showcase artifacts from events of national and international significance that touched the area including the War of 1812, the Underground Railroad, and the global discovery of oil to exhibits that highlight local importance including the region’s automotive ties, commercial inventions, and heroic tales.