It has been called a hidden treasure. A historic gem. The cultural heart of the community. Situated on 25 beautiful acres in Lockport, New York, above the historic Erie Canal, the Kenan Center provides art, education, and recreation programs that attract thousands of visitors each year.
The elegant Kenan House—a stunning example of late 19th century Italianate architecture—serves as a year-round gallery displaying the works of local, regional and national artists.
Surrounding the house are landscaped formal gardens—a favorite for summer weddings—that provide a serene respite every season of the year. Two original carriage houses now serve as a Nursery School and intimate theater for adult and family performances.
Cross the expansive lawn and you’ll find the Kenan Arena, site of the Kenan Center’s thriving recreational programs and special events such as the annual 100 American Craftsmen show that attracts artists and visitors from across the country.
Whether you’re a collector of quality crafts, history buff, art aficionado, garden walker, theater lover, or backyard traveler, a visit to the Kenan Center is one that is rich in experiences every season of the year!