The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located on the traditional territory of the Michi Sagiig Anishinaabe in the territory covered by the Williams Treaty, Treaty 20.

We are a non-profit public gallery with an over forty year history of groundbreaking exhibitions and programs. Located in the City of Peterborough, we are rooted in the Kawartha region and make significant contributions to local culture while actively participating in the broader national discourse.


Our goal is to present contemporary visual art by artists from the region and across the nation. Some historical and international works are also shown. The exhibitions are supported by programs including lectures, workshops, and publications. We make curatorial choices in selecting the work for each particular exhibition, whether it is featured in the main gallery or in the smaller exhibition areas.


A gathering place that engages the community and promotes the arts as a cornerstone of community creativity and development.


As an exhibition venue with educational programs, the AGP will present a variety of visual art experiences and explorations to stimulate and expand public perception of art as a part of our life and community.

About the Emerging Artists Hub:

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary in 2024, we have developed a special project for the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour. This pop-up space, located at the Peterborough Public Library, will feature emerging local artists and craft makers working across a range of media and styles, who may face barriers to access the studio tour as artists.

About the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour:

The Peterborough-Kawarthas region is rich with talented artists practicing in a range of styles and media. The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour offers the public a chance to view art in the working spaces of artists, while artists get the opportunity to share their practice, connect with potential supporters, and promote their work. The two-day Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is self-driven, and admission is free. The AGP also mounts a supporting exhibition to preview the outstanding quality, spirit, and variety of artists on the Studio Tour.

Extended Deadline!

Application deadline for the 40th Anniversary Emerging Artist Hub is August 19, 2024 @11:59pm


Please note:

  • We do not accept hard-copy or emailed submissions.
  • Jury decisions are final.
  • Submission of an application does not ensure acceptance to the tour.
  • Artists will be notified of jury results by early-August


If you are having technical issues, or you are unable to submit your application through Submittable, please contact the gallery by phone or email:



Thank you to Community Futures Peterborough and the Peterborough Public Library for their support on this project.

Apply to exhibit in the Main or Ramp galleries

Application deadline: ongoing

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located on the traditional territory of the Michi Sagiig Anishinaabe in the territory covered by the Williams Treaty, Treaty 20.

We accept submissions on an ongoing basis from artists and guest curators for the main and ramp galleries. A floor plan of the main gallery is available for download on our website here. Exhibitions are reviewed on an on-going basis and the process can take time. We recognize and appreciate the work required to prepare submissions. Studio visits may be part of the selection process.

Selected artists are supported in the development of their exhibition by the Curator and provided contracts, CARFAC fees that meet or exceed minimums, letters of support for funding applications, fine art shipping, insurance, travel, hospitality, hotel, promotional materials, and documentation. Artists are encouraged to be involved in the exhibition installation plan which is completed by a trained professional installation crew. 

We present approximately 16 exhibitions per year: 4 are developed for the main gallery, 8 for the ramp galleries, and 4 from the Permanent Collection of work by established and emerging artists.

The AGP strives to reflect the whole of our community through our programs and operations. We continue to seek major exhibitions and projects that support the work of BIPOC artists, curators and performers.

Please note:

Due to higher than normal volume of submissions, responses may take several months. 

Art Gallery of Peterborough