Art Galleries Tour of Kingston (Self Guided), Kingston

Kingston is a city with a rich artistic heritage, which is reflected in the city's numerous art galleries. Kingston has the third largest collection of art in the whole state of Ontario. Pieces on display are the work of local and regional artists, and most of the art is contemporary. Take this self-guided tour to visit Kingston's best art galleries.
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Art Galleries Tour of Kingston Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour of Kingston
Guide Location: Canada » Kingston (See other walking tours in Kingston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Gallery Raymond
  • Fireworks Glass Blowing Studio
  • Modern Fuel Gallery
  • Kingston Arts Council
  • Agnes Etherington Art Center
Gallery Raymond

1) Gallery Raymond

Gallery Raymond features local and regional art. It has a large, diverse collection, including more than 200 pieces of original art made by local artists. The gallery occasionally hosts events where customers can talk directly with artists. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fireworks Glass Blowing Studio

2) Fireworks Glass Blowing Studio

Fireworks Glass Blowing Studio is located in downtown Kingston. The gallery was founded in 1997 and offers a wide selection of colorful, hand-blown glass. There are both functional and decorative glass items, such as wine glasses, bowls and more. All the pieces on display have been handcrafted by local and regional artists.
Modern Fuel Gallery

3) Modern Fuel Gallery

Modern Fuel Gallery is an artist's cooperative. It is a modern gallery in the center of the city, which is housed in a historic building that dates back to 1848. The building was previously occupied by the Kingston Gaslight Company, hence the name Modern Fuel Gallery. The gallery features contemporary and visual art by both established and emerging artists. It also hosts occasional workshops.
Kingston Arts Council

4) Kingston Arts Council

The Kingston Arts Council was founded in 1963 and is Ontario’s oldest arts council. It hosts exhibitions and promotes artists, particularly from Kingston and the surrounding area. Here you can see paintings, crafts, visual art and more. The Arts Council is located on the top floor of the Wellington Street Theater, which is a beautiful building in the center of the city.
Agnes Etherington Art Center

5) Agnes Etherington Art Center (must see)

The Agnes Etherington Art Center displays both modern art and art from centuries past. It is run by Queen's University and opened in 1957. The center was named after Agnes Etherington, a prominent supporter of the arts at Queen's University. She donated her beautiful Neo-Georgian mansion to Queen's University for the purpose of housing the art center. The center has a large, permanent collection of around 14,000 pieces, which includes work from the 14th century to the present. There are paintings, sculptures, and illustrations created by famous Canadian and European artists on display, in addition to the center's temporary exhibitions.

Walking Tours in Kingston, Ontario

Create Your Own Walk in Kingston

Create Your Own Walk in Kingston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kingston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk

Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk

Barriefield is a historic "village" in Kingston. It is connected to Kingston via a bridge across the lake. One of Kingston's greatest historic sites - Fort Henry - can be found in Barriefield. In addition to seeing Fort Henry, you can visit a museum, a church and an antique shop in this fascinating village. This tour will lead you to the most popular attractions in Barriefield.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Kingston Introduction Walking Tour

Kingston Introduction Walking Tour

The historic city of Kingston boasts a variety of fascinating landmarks. You can enjoy the beautiful architecture of City Hall, tour Old Queen's University and visit parks that offer a picturesque view of the sea. Take this orientation walk to visit some of Kingston's most famous attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Museums Tour of Kingston

Museums Tour of Kingston

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Religious Walking Tour of Kingston

Religious Walking Tour of Kingston

There are many places of worship in Kingston, including stunning cathedrals and historic churches. In addition to the many Catholic churches, there are also a number of other denominations represented. Take this tour to visit Kingston's most notable religious sites.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles