Chanute Art Gallery

The Chanute Art Gallery was founded in 1973 by a group of women with a vision of a strong arts community in Chanute.  After having been located in the Tioga Hotel and the Bailey Bank Building the Gallery has been located at 17 N. Lincoln for more than 30 years.  Four buildings were combined to create the current space.  Elinor, Ellie, Mccoy was the driving force for the first 40 years.  Since 2013 the Gallery has be directed by a nine member working Board of Directors.  

The purpose of the Gallery is to support and encourage the advancement of the arts in Chanute and the surrounding area; to collect, preserve, maintain, and exhibit the collections and works of art therein which are held in trust for the benefit of Chanute and the surrounding area.

Gallery Schedule 2023

June Gallery Schedule

- MIchael  Smail will be exhibiting Acrylic Paintings (price ranges $1,000 to  $5,000)  and Acrylic Ink Paintings ($500 to $1,500) and well as Ink Sketches ($100 - $300) all of which will be framed. There will also be prints available for sale.  Visitors are encourage to attend this exciting exhibit.

This exhibit will open on June 6 and close on July 8.

Date of the reception will be July 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Stinky Robot Art. Click here to check out their website. Click here to view their videos on YouTube.

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July - August Gallery Schedule

- Opening on July 11 and closing on August 26

Art will be featured that was created by MEN ONLY.  This should be an interesting response to last years WOMEN ONLY Exhibit.

Reception will be August 5 from 1:00 to 2:30.

September Gallery Schedule

- Elena Samarsky will return with a ONE WOMAN show.  This international artist graced the Gallery with a few of her pieces and she joins Tim Tarkelly  for a joint art and poetry reading event.

This exhibit will open on August 29 and close on October 7.

Reception date to be announced.

October Gallery Schedule

- The SewNSew Quilt guild will return to host their annual exhibit at the Gallery. The exhibit will open on October 10 and close on November 17.  The Quilts of Valor exhibit will again be featured.  Peoples Choice Award will again be presented. A reception will be held on October 14 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

- A new event at the Gallery will be a reading of the selected works of Edgar Allen Poe by the Blue Comet Theatre League. The Chanute Public Library will join in hosting this even in The Irene Hudson Neely Plaza at dusk. In case of inclement weather, the even will move inside the Gallery. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets for this full moon event.

November - December Gallery Schedule

The annual Festival of Trees will be from November 21 to December 23.

A tradition from the early days for the Gallery will return in the form of trees decorate by donated mittens, Scarves and hats which have been donated by locals for local children in need of warm clothing after they have been enjoyed as decorations.

Receptions will be the night of the Parade of Lights on December 7.

Peoples Choice Award will again be presented to the lucky winner.


November Gallery Schedule

Off the Wall Members Exhibit
Chanute Art Gallery Members

Madame Peacock by Michael Smail

Madame Peacock (web)