Inspiration and creativity come easily here; everywhere you go, the unique work of our artists and artisans is close by. Galleries, personal studios and quirky shops - there are lots of ways to discover Thunder Bay's fine art and crafts.

Learn more about the city's galleries below and visit our directory of Galleries and Studios to find more information, addresses and maps to each.

Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is the largest public gallery between Sault Ste. Marie and Winnipeg. The Gallery's Permanent Collection includes over 1600 works, the vast majority of which are traditional Woodland art, making it one of the most significant collections of Indigenous art in Canada. The Gallery presents more than 20 exhibitions by regional, national, and international artists every year. The Gallery also offers educational tours and workshops, special events, art classes for all ages, and a unique gift shop.
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
Owned and operated by Louise Thomas, the Ahnisnabae Art Gallery is dedicated to the memory of her late husband, artist Roy Thomas, and carries on his legacy and dreams by showcasing his works, as well as those of several other local artists.
Chenier Fine Arts
Chenier Fine Arts showcases a diverse selection of original art by regional and international artists. Mediums include paintings, mixed media, original prints, sculpture, wheel thrown stoneware & hand-built paper clay vessels.
Definitely Superior (Defsup) Art Gallery
The Definitely Superior (Defsup) Art Gallery is Northwest Ontario's leading-edge artist-run centre for the contemporary arts. It operates as an alternative to both the commercial art galleries and to the larger, mainstream public galleries. Local citizens and visitors can experience multi-disciplinary activities such as artist workshops and lectures, film and video screenings, media arts installations, performance art, experimental sound/audio, music and literacy events.
Baggage Building Arts Centre
Located on the Waterfront at Prince Arthur's Landing, the Baggage Building Arts Centre showcases local talent including everything from fine art to music, books, clothing, and gift items. The Arts Centre also hosts a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, working artists and community activities.
Gallery 33
Gallery 33 is dedicated to supporting a diverse artistic talent. They have a large collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, and jewelry and offer workshops for aspiring artists.
The Creative
Home to local artists, The Creative is also a space for the curious to explore their creative side through painting parties, classes and workshops.

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