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The Big Picture Campaign

A new Art Centre for Kenora – that’s the vision.

A new art space deeply connected and rooted to the success of a well-established museum but free to strike out on its own remarkable path – that’s the dream.

A strong cultural presence in Kenora that inspires and supports artists, encourages creativity, strengthens community bonds, builds identity, invigorates growth – that’s the Big Picture.

Inspired by the generosity of longtime lake residents, Nicki and Bryce Douglas and their family, who will be donating their collection of Lake of the Woods works by noted Canadian artist Walter J. Phillips, the Lake of the Woods Museum’s Art Centre project is well under way.

  • To learn more about Kenora’s new Art Centre, please click here.
  • To view a video about the Art Centre project, please click here.
  • To view campaign progress to date, please click here.
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To Honour
The Sacred Jingle Dress
Nov 17 @ 5pm
Wauzhushk Onigum Roundhouse
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In Our Temporary Exhibit Gallery

We are all dressed up for Christmas!
November 16 - January 5

The Museum is OPEN for a
Special Christmas Visitor's Day
Saturday, December 29
10am - 5pm
Plan to enjoy the season at the Museum!


Matches were invented c1840 and were called 'vestas' after the Roman goddess of the hearth. Matches were often stored in elegant silver containers called vesta cases, like those on display in the Museum.