The Thames Art Gallery presents, throughout the year, a series of Community Arts Initiatives that are open to Chatham-Kent artists. These are intended to engage community artists in themed or directed exhibition projects. Community Arts Initiatives are platforms that engage and teach – they also bring and connect people to the Gallery. The Thames Art Gallery prepares workshops and programs to complement Arts Initiative Projects, by bringing in visiting artists to provide opportunities for the community audience/artists to investigate the art-making process. As well, these projects conceptually link and provide a window of accessibility to complex and challenging exhibitions in the Ground Floor Gallery.

If you are looking to get involved with community arts please explore our downtown location ARTspace. ARTspace is a community focused art gallery initiated in 2008 by the Thames Art Gallery in partnership with the Community Futures Development Corporation, Community Partnership Fund, and Municipality of Chatham-Kent. ARTspace provides exhibition opportunities, art classes, and resource information for the benefit of all Chatham-Kent artists. ARTspace is located at 165 ½ King Street West.