The Tett Centre is a not-for-profit arts organization made up of tenant groups and community members. This historic building is owned by the City of Kingston and operated by our independant charity organization, The Tett Centre for Ccreativity and Learning. It originally formed part of the Morton Brewery and Distillery Company, which was built in the mid-19th century. Learn more the history of The Tett Centre site.
This wonderful building is home to eight arts organizations, eight artists’ studios, and a variety of rental spaces, including the Malting Tower, rehearsal hall, and a community gallery/activity room. It's newest addition is the fully licenced Juniper Cafe with a waterfront patio on the Lakeshore.
The Tett is part of an arts hub that also includes the Queen’s University world class performing arts facility, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. If you are visiting Kingston, The Tett Center offers lots of opportunity to enrich yourself in Canadian arts, such as plays, concerts, dance and hands on workshops and classes. We have many visitors and members who join us from nearby places like Inverary, Verona, Seeley's Bay, Mallorytown, Belleville, Odessa and beyond.
The Tett contributes to a vibrant arts community in Kingston by fostering collaboration among the tenant groups and with Queen's University, the Kingston community and beyond. The fully accessible Tett Centre engages and supports artists of all disciplines and levels of expertise. Learn more about the mission of The Tett Centre.
Meet the artists, experience hands on arts workshops and demonstrations and find beautiful one of a kind creations for sale at the Tett Arts Expo 2017
The Kingston Arts Council is partnering with Immigrant Services Kingston and Area to bring an arts workshop led by a newcomer artist. Jamal Saeed is a Syrian-born artist that recently relocated to Kingston with his family. In this free workshop participants will explore calligraphy and acrylic painting. No previous experience necessary! All materials provided. Registration is encouraged. To reserve your spot, please go here. FREE
About Jamal Saeed
Jamal Saeed is a Syrian author with a passion for art. He has a bachelor degree in English Literature and has worked in publishing and book design. Jamal was incarcerated for 12 years as a prisoner of consciousness‚ and after his release‚ his family faced threats of kidnapping and worse. As a result, Jamal and his family sought asylum in Dubai before moving to Canada. He and his family arrived in Kingston in December 2016 with support from the Kingston Writers’ Refugee Committee.
Kingston Arts Council Unit 115 Gallery Visionary/Sanctuary
featuring artworks by Shannon Brown, Ron Shore, and Rich Tyo