Due to the province-wide lockdown and stay-at-home order, all Municipal Arts and Culture facilities will be CLOSED until further notice. Follow us on ARTspace Facebook for updates.


ARTspace is a community arts initiative of the Thames Art Gallery. Exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, ARTspace membership,  and corporate and individual sponsorships and donations. In 2019, a part of the new Arts & Culture division of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent which includes the Chatham Capitol Theatre, Kiwanis Theatre, CK Museum, Thames Art Gallery, Milner Heritage House,  Ridge House Museum and CK Tickets.

Celebrating Black Lives!
Community Quilt Project

ARTspace Window Gallery

Calling all local artists and participants!

This February, the Thames Art Gallery and ARTspace are pleased to announce their plans to observe and recognize the contributions of Black Culture by inviting the CK community to contribute to a participatory artwork. This year's theme is "Celebrating Black Lives". The gallery asks that you complete a work of art on the theme in any media.  Feel free to paint, draw, design, or write.  Once complete, please carefully photograph your artwork, and email to ckartgallery@chatham-kent.ca. Gallery staff will print and assemble the works into a community art "quilt", and the installation will be on public display in the ARTspace window for the month of February.  A maximum  of two works may be submitted by each artist. Please include your full name, the town you come from and the title of your work(s). Submission guidelines are here to download.

A donation will be made for each participating artist involved to support the distribution of the film “The North Star: Finding Black Mecca.” 

Deadline for entry: Friday, January 29, 2021 by 5:30PM

February 5

Exhibition opens in the window of ARTspace downtown Chatham.

February 26

​Last day of exhibit.


please be advised ARTspace is closed until FURTHER NOTICE due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Check our Facebook for updates! For more information, please visit CK Public Health at www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 ​

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