Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Downtown Kitchener

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is the leading art gallery in the Waterloo region. The gallery is dedicated to using art to connect people and ideas. KWAG has grown through the years from a small and locally-focused volunteer art gallery to a major player in the Canadian art scene.

What We Have to Offer

Incorporated in 1968, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery offers contemporary and historical exhibitions as well as art education to its visitors. Exhibitions of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, video, and prints are displayed in the gallery to spur discussion and thought. The gallery also holds an annual exhibition of artwork from local students, dubbed Expressions which promotes and celebrates the next generation of artists.

We Focus on Contemporary Art

Since it was incorporated, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery has collected and exhibited creative visual artworks. The gallery has an emphasis on contemporary art and pieces by Canadian and international stars often premiere at the gallery. Exhibitions usually feature the over 4000 permanent collections at the gallery which include artworks by Pablo Picasso and other famous artists. Permanent collections from the gallery are also exhibited in venues such as the Center for International Governance Innovation, the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics and at the administrative headquarters of Waterloo. Such external exhibitions allow the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery to reach new audiences and encourage creativity.


We Aim to Inspire

Other than the exhibits, the gallery also offers different programs throughout the year that are meant to educate the masses and to inspire creativity among the youth. Young people and adults can be part of these programs and learn about history and other contemporary issues through art. Students in elementary and secondary schools can also visit the gallery as part of guided school tours.

It is absolutely free to visit the gallery. Plan a visit today to enjoy the best of contemporary art.   


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