A guide to Kingston’s art galleries

By Visit Kingston

With numerous art galleries—and even more creative studios—Kingston is a hub for artists. From works by Rembrandt to locally produced pottery, you will be amazed by the talent on display.  

Here’s a mini guide to keep on hand to help wade through the paintings, glassware, pottery, multimedia displays, and more.  

Gallery Raymond

334 Princess St.  

Open Mon – Fri (9:30 am – 5:30 pm), Sat (10 am – 5 pm)  

Located in a former historic carriage way and house, Gallery Raymond is Kingston’s largest commercial gallery, displaying over 400 works of art by 18 local artists. They offer custom framing and bi-monthly artist shows. 

Union Gallery

101 Union St.  

Open Tues, Fri – Sat (11 am – 4:30 pm), Wed – Thu (11 am – 8 pm) 

Always provocative, this student-driven contemporary art gallery is found inside Stauffer Library and features the work of Queen’s students and established artists. 


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The Tett Gallery

The Tett Centre, 370 King St. W.  

Open Mon – Sat (8 am – 9 pm), Sun (9 am – 5 pm)  

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a charitable arts organization, operating in the beautiful J.K. Tett heritage building on Lake Ontario’s waterfront. It is home to the Tett Gallery; a 1000 sq. ft gallery for both experienced and aspiring artists to share their work with the community. The Tett Centre is also home to the Creativity Studios, which host up to eight resident artists at any time. Stop by and meet some local artists in their workspace. 


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Martello Alley

203 B Wellington St. 

Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm  

This historic, art-themed alley in downtown Kingston showcases numerous original works and prints from a variety of Kingston artists. Sit on Delightfully Different Tea Room’s patio with a cup of tea while you take in the artwork.  

Check Martello on Brock at 66 Brock St. to shop local artist’s jewelry, pottery, wall art, fabric art, glasswork, metalwork, wood art, and more. 

Black Dog Pottery

58 Queen St.  

Open Tue – Fri (10 am – 5 pm), Sat (10 am – 3 pm)  

Black Dog Pottery is a storefront studio and gallery featuring the work of local potter Marc Lemieux. Shop handcrafted porcelain and stoneware pieces that make a perfect gift or art piece for your own home. 


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Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

The Tett Centre, 370 King St. W. 

Open Mon – Sat (8 am – 9 pm), Sun (9 am – 5 pm) 

This visual, time-based and interdisciplinary gallery promotes experimentation and supports innovation through their artistic displays. Pay a visit to learn about alternative art forms executed by local Kingston artists.  


320 King St. E.  

Open Tues – Fri (10 am – 6 pm), Sat (10 am – 5 pm)  

Look out over Springer Market Square while taking in oil, acrylic, mixed media, sculpture, photography and graphic works. This fine art gallery showcases emerging and established contemporary Canadian artists.  

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

36 University Ave.  

Open Tues – Fri (10 am – 4:30 pm), Thu (10 am – 9 pm), Sat – Sun (1 – 5 pm) *Agnes’ galleries will be closed from November 13 – 30 for exhibition turnover. 

With a collection numbering 17,000 and featuring everything from contemporary and Indigenous art to a European Baroque collection that includes four works by Rembrandt, this is the most comprehensive gallery in the city. 

Gunguo Art & History Farm

1414 Unity Rd, Glenburnie  

Open by appointment only  

Enjoy two km of Zimbabwean sculpture trails through fields and forests on this urban farm. Bring a camera, easel, or a picnic to enjoy the natural surroundings. Parts of a 200-year home and attached barn are used as indoor gallery spaces to display artworks from Canadian and international artists. 

Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery

3071 Bur Brook Rd.  

Open Wed – Fri (10 am – 4 pm)  

The artists of Kingston Glass Studio are passionate about fine contemporary art and strive to offer a wide variety of hand-blown glass designs. Glass artists Alexi Hunter and Mariel Waddell offer a variety of functional and decorative handmade glass pieces; they also feature pottery and artwork by other Canadian artists. 

Amaranth Stoneware

745 Development Dr. #7  

Open Mon – Wed (10 am – 6 pm), Thu (10 am – 7 pm), Fri (10 am – 6 pm), Sat (10 am – 5 pm), Sun (10 am – 3 pm)  

Stop by Amaranth Stoneware to browse their naturally handcrafted pottery or to take a pottery class. Their name “amaranth” is inspired by a remarkable plant that symbolizes immortality, durability, and beauty – all qualities infused into their stone pieces.  


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Window Art Gallery

647A Princess St.  

Open Tue – Fri (9 am – 3 pm), Sat – Sun (noon – 4 pm)  

It almost feels like you’re outside at this bright, modern gallery that’s part of the Kingston School of Art. Local and regional, young and old, the artists here will give you a broad taste of the Katarokwi-Kingston community.  

Kingston Frameworks

198 Princess St.  

Open Mon – Fri (9 am – 4:30 pm), Sat (9 am – 3 pm)  

This frame shop has been featuring works from local artists like Sally Chupick and Pat Shea from its front window on Princess for over 40 years. Stop in to view their gallery and get your favourite art piece framed.  


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Kingston Community Arts + Design (KCAD)

75 Princess St.  

Open Tue – Sat (11 am – 5 pm)  

Known as Kingston’s grassroots art hub, the Kingston Community Arts + Design is a place for emerging artists to display their pieces. The walls of the store feature locally made paintings, prints, postcards, and more.  


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Art Noise Tri-Art Gallery

290 Princess St. 

Open Mon – Wed (10 am – 5 pm), Thu – Fri (10 am – 7 pm), Sat (10 am – 5 pm), Sun (noon – 5 pm) 

At the back of Art Noise, an art supplies and audio equipment store, you will find the Tri-Art Gallery. The warm and intimate space invites you to contemplate and absorb a variety of artwork.  

Thanks to our friends Andrea and Manuel, a delightful print via Vermont — art by Julianna Brazill, and a gorgeous cat-witch to take us all into the Hallowe’en season!

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The Tiniest Gallery

49 Cherry St.  

Open daily  

This small outdoor art gallery on Cherry Street shows one piece of art a month made by a local Kingston-area artist. Take a walk northwest from Skeleton Park to find this quaint art exhibition.