Art Gallery Of Peterborough


The Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) was established in 1974 and opened the doors to its current facility in 1979 on the shore of Little Lake, along the Otonabee River. It is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting and collecting visual works of art. From its inception the gallery established a primary goal to focus on celebrating Canadian culture, presenting contemporary visual art by artists from the Peterborough-Kawarthas region and across the nation.

Exhibitions are supported with programs including artist talks, workshops, publications, and more. A Gallery Shop that features the work of local artists and makers is also available to visitors of the gallery.

The AGP has committed to work actively with the First Nation communities of this region, to stand with them as they steward their land and culture. We honour the river named in Anishinaabemowin as the Otonabee, originally known for its rapids. As it translates into "the river that beats like a heart” so to do we strive to keep our culture alive through active discourse and engagement.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much is admission? A: Admission is free, however donations in support of AGP programming are always appreciated.

Q: Where can I park? A: Limited free parking is available in the lot in front of the gallery (to the left of the building, marked with gallery signage). Free, 3 hour street parking is also available on both Crescent and Lake Streets.

Q: Are you an accessible space? A: Yes. Accessible parking is available in front of the gallery on Crescent Street. We have automatic doors at our entrance, and our upper and lower levels are connected by a series of ramps. An accessible washroom is located on the main floor next to the Gallery Shop (no automatic door). Main floor washrooms are gender-inclusive.

To help plan your visit: please visit for current exhibitions, full hours of operation, and programming schedule.

  • Hours of Operation : Regular Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm; Summer Hours (July & August): Monday to Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
  • Wheelchair Accessible : Yes

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