The Kingston Art Gallery (KAG) was founded in 2018 out of a desire to exhibit art and artists that deserved to be introduced to a wider audience, and that we were excited to share with the local community. We began as a pop-up exhibition space, hosting our first show—Sarah Alford’s “The Natural System”—in November 2018.
Currently, we are transforming the gallery into a meeting place for art, music, and poetry, and we look forward to welcoming the local community for an engaging series of events as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we will be continuing to build our web presence. Sign up for notifications (see form below) and follow us on Facebook.
The distinguished old limestone building that is home to the Kingston Art Gallery began life in the early nineteenth century as a mariner’s inn handily located near the heart of Kingston’s industrial waterfront. Kingston at that time was an important transshipment port where goods were transferred manually from riverboats to the larger lake boats. With the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s, this function declined as the new huge lake ships were able to navigate both the river and Great Lakes, all the way from Montreal to Thunder Bay. Since then the building has housed many different enterprises, from a geological exploration company to a tearoom to a haircutting salon. The Kingston Art Gallery opens a new chapter in the building’s long history.
Unit 4 - 35 Johnson Street
Open by appointment only.