The Niagara Arts Guild Exhibition

Lockside Art Center and The Niagara Arts Guild are partnering up for an amazing exhibition at the art center celebrating the arts of the Niagara Area.

Lockside Art Center’s Niagara Arts Guild Exhibition opens October 15th, 2016 and runs through November 19th. We invite everyone to come out and experience the local art of Niagara with us! This exhibition will feature art from members of the Niagara Arts Guild. In 1948, Western New York artists created an organization for support and education, the Niagara Arts Guild. Today the Guild continues to provide shows; art demonstrations by experts in various art media, including the business of art; and regular meetings for its members and visitors. In its 68th year, the Niagara Arts Guild announces the Fall Members’ Exhibition at the Lockside Art Center, 21-41 Main Street at Pine, Lockport, NY. The Fall Exhibition opens Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 4 PM. The show is juried, and a Viewer’s Choice Award given at the opening. Fine art, photography, and sculpture are all featured at the show in Suite 208, accessible to all via elevator from the Erie Canal side of Lockside.

The goal of the Niagara Arts Guild is to bring artists of all media types together to meet, network and inspire. The Guild meets on the third Friday of each month from September through June at 7 PM in Room 127B,the Dale Association, 33 Ontario Street, Lockport. All artists are welcome, as well as art-lovers. Member artists are not limited to painting (watercolor, pastels, oils, acrylics, gouache, tempera) but include photography, print media, graphic writing, sculpture, wood carving, textile art, and many other visual arts. To find out more about membership, call President Nona McQuay at 716/434-5052,or email

Lockside Art Center is an intimate art center located in downtown Lockport, NY, overlooking the Erie Canal at the Flight of Five Locks, walking distance to restaurants and tourist attractions. We provide a display gallery, studios, art research library, and a classroom. The exhibition continues through November 19 (take down). The center is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon 4pm and by appointment. We welcome appointments.

Come and Join us for the Opening reception on Saturday October 15th, 2 4pm; where you can enjoy refreshments, an early look at the exhibition, and plenty of great conversation with the artists!

For more information, 716-478-0239, email

Do your part to support local art!

Lockside Art Center, a non-profit organization, has been helping to show off the amazing talent of local artists for years. What has kept us going? The generous support of our members, patrons, and people like you reading this. For us to continue highlighting our local artists and improving our gallery, we need the support of everyone in the community. Art is about more than just paint on canvas, or a photograph, or sculpted out of clay, it’s about bringing people together and experiencing the beauty of the world through another’s eyes.

In order for us to bring people together through art and exhibits, we are in need of donations of any size from any person who believes in art and supporting our local artists. Whether you can donate $5 or $5,000, your support makes everything we do possible. We have teaching programs for budding young artists and students, space for established artists to hone their craft, and a library of art books and collections that can inspire the artist in any one of us.

For information on how to make a donation or to give online, please head to our “Membership and Sponsors” section. We thank you in advance for your support and for helping the Arts flourish in WNY!

Our Mission

The Lockside Art Center is a charitable organization that seeks to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of citizens of Western New York. We promote and encourage local, regional, and national artists by organizing gallery exhibits, having art dialogues, and providing a venue for their works. Believing that art is for everyone, we are dedicated to providing classes to the general public, to established artists and to school-aged students.

Art Classes at Lockside Art Center

Lockside Art Center will be announcing class schedule for 2016 soon. If you are interested in any of these classes contact the teacher listed per class, if you want a class not included below, or if you want to teach a class with us, please let us know. Get a list of all the classes here

The New location for the Lockside Art Center overlooks the Erie Canal at the Flight of Five Locks #67-71, in the Niagara section of the Canal. This area is a major part of the Lockport Locks Heritage District. We are close to many favorite Local Restaurants, Bakeries, Antique shops, and many other attractions.

come in and see our Gallery, Studios, Classroom, and Research Art Center!

Lockside Art Center
Lockview Plaza
21-41 Main Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Take the elevator up to Suite 208


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Other Art Venues:
Kenan Center
Wide Angle Art Gallery
Carnegie Art Center
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
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Private studio space for rent overlooking the historic Erie Canal at the Flight of Five locks in the heart of Lockport. Come join other like-minded artists at the LOCKSIDE ART CENTER. Measures 100 square foot with extra large window and loads of natural light perfect for painters or other artists! $100 for full studio or $50 for 1/2 space. Lease is month to month and security deposit is required. For more information or to set up an appointment to view please visit: or call 716-478-0239.