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.
Chatham-Kent’s museum showcases artifacts from events of national and international significance that touched the area. From the War of 1812 to the Underground Railroad, and the global discovery of oil, exhibits highlight local importance.
The Kiwanis Theatre offers live performances throughout the year. 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.
The Milner Heritage House features a stunning collection of art by Emma Milner. It was also here, Robert Milner started a modest buggy and sleigh manufacturing business. By the 1890's Milner Carriage Works was one of the largest vehicle producers in southern Ontario. The restored home depicts their turn-of-the century lifestyle.
Built in 1875, the Ridge House Museum is housed ina typical Gothic revival home with a symmetrical floor plan. The house continues to be the pride of the community, hosting strawberry socials, children's day camps and exhibits on a variety of themes.
The Thames Art Gallery is equipped with many amenities to make your visit with us very enjoyable. The 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.
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. Drama, musical events, fine arts displays, drama camps, cabarets, art camps, Tae Kwon Do classes are presented throughout the year.