Our Mission, Vision & Mandate


The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is Waterloo Region's leading public art gallery, connecting people and ideas through art, with a focus on the best of contemporary culture.


The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery will be recognized as a vital cultural presence in the community by:

               *     actively growing and engaging a broader and more diverse audience

               *     showcasing art of local, national and international significance

               *     cultivating dynamic experiences through meaningful engagement with art


For the benefit of current and future generations, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery collects, preserves, researches, interprets, and exhibits the visual arts and offers dynamic public programming relating to the visual arts, all with a view to inspiring creativity and an appreciation of the visual arts in the Region. Established in 1956 and incorporated in 1968, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is a non-profit organization open to the public and administered in the public trust.