Improvements coming our way!

Our facility on Crescent Street has served us well but it has aged and needs some improvement in order for us to maintain our professional standards and better serve our community. The work planned for spring 2015 will help take us to the point of having a new facility as described in our feasibility study <link to this> and the upgrades being planned can be utilized in the new build.

Planned facility upgrades:

This spring 2015 we will be replacing our original boilers with a new state of the art HVAC system. This will allow us to maintain the environmental standards required by a collecting institution. The work will take approximately 3 months and will necessitate both the staff and permanent collection to move offsite for the duration.

Vault reorganization: Sometimes a challenge offers an opportunity. The need to empty the vault of artworks affords us a unique chance to reorganize and improve the storage of our Permanent Collection. Each work has been documented with a condition report, wrapped and made ready to be shipped. We are taking advantage of an empty vault to rethink the storage units and work area making better use of the space with new art storage systems now available.

 

Temporary Location – George Street here we come!

While at 420 George Street North, the AGP will continue to present exhibits and offer education programs and workshops along with our Gallery Shop and administration services.

Upcoming at 420 George Street N:

  • Opening receptions and exhibits
  • POP UP series – in partnership with Cultural Studies, Trent University
  • Family Days
  • Art for Teens – Sunday workshops
  • Saturday Afternoon Art Club
  • Adult workshops

Moving Schedule

 As of Sunday, March 22 the AGP will be closed to the public at the 250 Crescent St. location (by Little Lake).

From March 23 to April 3 we will be moving and preparing the facility for scheduled upgrades. The Permanent Collection will be moved to a fine art storage facility. AGP staff and programming will move to 420 George Street N.

On Saturday, April 4 we reopen to the public at our temporary location at 420 George Street N. We’ll be on the third floor and can be accessed by stairs or elevator.

Here are a few facts:

  • AGP phone numbers stay the same
  • Mail will be redirected so please use our 250 Crescent Street mailing address
  • Public Art Gallery hours remain the same unless otherwise scheduled for an event. Closed Monday, Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Return to Crescent Street

July 20 to 31 the AGP will be closed to the public as we move from our temporary location on George Street and return to the Crescent Street facility on Little Lake.

We will be open in August with exhibitions on the ramps and the Gallery Shop. Our first main gallery exhibition will open in September in order to facilitate the return of the Permanent Collection to vault storage.