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Thames Art Gallery picture taken from mezzanine

Art Galleries

There are many places in Chatham-Kent to take in a cultural scene that embraces and features both local artists and those from afar. The galleries also offer classes and experiences - perfect add-ons to your visit to Chatham-Kent.


ARTspace is a community arts initiative of the Thames Art Gallery where exhibitions, artists, and programs vary and are updated often. One month you could be taking in a breathtaking collection of abstract paintings, the next a collection featuring First Nations People. ARTSpace also offers an eclectic array of programming. Programs Exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, ARTspace membership, and corporate and individual sponsorships and donations.

Thames Art Gallery 

Every six weeks, the Thames Art Gallery changes its exhibitions, providing visitors with many reasons to plan multiple visits. The Thames Art Gallery is founded on the idea of promoting the understanding, appreciation, conservation, and enjoyment of visual arts in the community of Chatham-Kent. The Gallery places emphasis on public arts education programming and multidisciplinary exhibitions programming. The gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, with hours available on the Thames Art Gallery website.

Art and Heirloom Shoppe

This downtown Chatham gallery showcases over 40 artists and artisans in media including paintings, pottery, photography, mixed media, fine pen and pencil works, encaustics, jewellery and fabric arts. Well worth a browse for the perfect work of art to take home and remind you of your visit to CK.

Mary Webb Centre for the Arts

The centre's art gallery is in the lower level of the building that was the home of the former Sunday School. The gallery showcases numerous district artists and artisans who display their arts and crafts for sale. The gallery is open on Thursday to Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on evening that concerts are booked.

The Studio Art Gallery

The Studio is a new art gallery in the heart of Dresden. Here you will find a location dedicated to supporting and promoting local artists and providing an opportunity to showcase their work in a welcoming space. Their mission is to engage community audiences, connect artists with collectors, promote creativity and learning and to inspire an appreciation for arts and culture.