Urban Awkward by Julie Kent. Acrylic on Canvas.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery @ Lighthouse Festival is committed to presenting a combination of established, emerging, local and regional artists in a professionally curated gallery. Through this platform, we intend to support artists while further enhancing the experience of all visitors to the theatre.

With over 40,000 patrons attending the theatre per year from all over southern Ontario, featured artists benefit from a large, diverse and appreciative audience.

Patrons and visitors to the theatre will enjoy an exciting schedule of vibrant and thought-provoking art exhibits throughout the year. Come and take a look!

Julie Kent

Featured Artist
Lighthouse theatre 2023 | Stairwell lounge – port Dover

Julie Kent lives and works in Canada. She and her quadrupedal companion travel the country staying wherever library work is found. She is currently the CEO of the Norfolk County Public Library.  Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, English Literature and Women’s Studies degree from the University of Waterloo and conferred with a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Western University in London, Ontario.

The Artwork of Julie Lent
Julie Kent – Artist

Cristina Zanella

Featured Artist
Lighthouse theatre 2023 | Long Bar – port Dover

Cristina Zanella is a Port Dover-based artist who, for several years, was the art curator at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Toronto, Halifax, Brantford, Sarnia and various communities throughout Southern Ontario. She received her B.F.A from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Zanella has been the recipient of various awards including the Hazel Race Award for the Norfolk Visual Arts competition and the Peoples’ Choice Award at the Glenhyrst Gallery in Brantford.

The Artwork of Cristina Zanella
Cristina Zanella – Artist

Kristen E Summers

Featured Artist
Lighthouse theatre 2023 | box offce – port Dover

We are pleased to feature an exhibit of work by Indigenous artist Kristen E Summers in our box office lobby throughout the 2023 season.

Kristen is a self-taught artist who has been painting for roughly 20 years now and has used it as a method for healing, self expression and, also most recently, creating body positivity.

The Artwork of Kristen E Summers
Kristen E Summers – Artist

Carole Black Brisley

Featured Artist
Roselawn theatre – port colborne

We are pleased to feature an exhibit of work by Carole Black Brisley in our box office lobby throughout the 2022 & 2023 season.

As a visual artist, Carole’s passion for history and traditional values shines through. Her watercolour paintings and pen and ink drawings depict nostalgic scenes: stately homes with shady gables, flower bedecked cottages and gingerbread porches. 

Carole Black Brisley

Past Exhibits

Art Gallery @ Lighthouse Festival Theatre is fortunate to exhibit some well established artists, and also takes pride in introducing emerging artists as well.