The Westlake Gallery is a not for profit incorporated organization that began in 2014, when Chelsie Legree and James Thorne found the perfect location for collaboration and exhibition in North Bay, Ontario.
After renovations to the space, the first annual "Sneak Peek Exhibition" took place in November 2014 coinciding with the Downtown Gallery Hop. The Westlake Galley has been a public resource for community workshops, providing exhibition opportunities to artists within our community and working with local high schools to provide co-op positions. The gallery was the venue for 12 exhibitions, 2 workshops, and 2 mid-critiques for Nipissing University.
In 2017, Chelsie and James moved back to their home town of Arnprior, closing the 374 Fraser Gallery location. The Westlake Gallery is focusing on working with the local artists within the community on arts projects.
November 18 to November 25, 2016 -- Sneak Peek III: BFA Fall Exhibition & Mid-Critique Artists: Amber Claassen, Brianna Hachez-Lagacé, Annie Manion, Conor McNeilly, Jöelle Myre, Thomas Sandziuk, Janica Vossos, Tina Couchie, Emelie Janes, Gerald McComb, Bryanne Morris, Morgan Ranney, Thaila Sarazin, and Melanie Webdale
September 16, 2016 - What if We Started an Art Gallery Artists: Alex Campbell, Arlington Hoffman, Bonnie Humber, Brent Kluke, Catherine Hodgson, Emily Dalmer, Geoff Mayne, Jackie Carter, Jessica Semple, Kaylee Motley, marcus fessler, Rick Cunningham, and Ric Mulka
July 15 - August 19, 2016 -- Room 406: Thesis Work From Widdifield High School Artists: Abhishek Ambekar, Bethany Davis, Gillian Herbert, Ray Hookimaw, Holly Macie, Sumaya Mehareen, Lilah Murray, Megan Robbins, Danielle Robidas, Lina Roy, Katrina Twaddle, and Jessie Valenti
May 20 - June 17, 2016 -- Seeking Zen: Selected Works Past and Present Arlie Hoffman
March 18 to April 16, 2016 -- The Portrait Project Geoff Mayne
November 20 to December 18, 2015 --Sneak Peek: BFA Fall Exhibition Artists: Andrea Allan, Alex Ball,Chelsea Bourget, Jocelyn Brown, Marina Dekker, marcus fessler, Katie Kozub, Sarah Marinelli, Katarina Stewart, and Imogen Wilson
September 18 to October 16, 2015 -- Punks & Pin ups Alex Maeve Campbell
September 11 to 13, 2015 -- Northern Arts and Crafts Movement presents Native Creativity and Mask Making workshop by George Couchie
September 2, 2015 -- Windows Collective
July 24 to July 26, 2015 -- Northern Arts and Crafts Movement - Contemporary Beadwork Workshop with Ashley Couchie
July 17 to August 14, 2015 -- Textilis Jackie Carter
May 15 to June 15, 2015 -- Metamorphosis Brent Kluke
March 20 to April 30, 2015 -- Across the Ice and Snow Artists: Dermot Wilson, Lori Grace Johnson, and Andrew Van Schie
January 16 to February 16, 2015 -- Paper North Bay Art Student Collective - Alex Ball, Chelsea Bourget, Tina Couchie, Emily Dalmer, Marina Dekker, marcus fessler, Bonnie Gray, Brianna Hachez- Lagace, Rachael Heal, Catherine Hodgson, Sarah Marinelli, Kaylee Motley, Joelle Myre, Thomas Sandziuk, Jess Semple, and Immogen Wilson
November 21 to December 20, 2014 -- Grand Opening: Sneak Peek! Fall Exhibition Artists: Katelyn Campbell, Emily Dalmer, Bonnie Gray, Catherine Hodgson, Kaylee Motley, Jessica Semple, and James Thorne