COVID-19 updates

Most City of Kitchener facilities and all libraries are closed for public use

Ontario is in a state of emergency and under a stay-at-home order. This is in addition to the current provincewide shutdown.

Residents are encouraged to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.

The gallery 

The Rotunda Gallery is an open-concept space located on the ground floor at Kitchener city hall. It is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

The gallery's hanging wall has a 48 foot picture rail and 48 inches of vertical hanging space and features monthly exhibits of the work of regional artists. It is ideal for displaying two-dimensional artwork, but cannot accommodate sculpture in the round.

Photo Gallery: Rotunda Gallery will appear here on the public site.

Exhibition program

The exhibition program at the Rotunda Gallery supports professional contemporary practice in the visual arts. We post a call for proposals every year.

To promote the local development of visual arts, artists from Waterloo region are given preference, but artists from other Ontario localities may apply. Proposals are selected by a jury of arts professionals, and are reviewed for quality of artistic work and professional credentials.

Each May, the Rotunda Gallery celebrates the creative expression of our local youth through an exhibition of their art work. 

Every second year, the gallery features the work of Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area (CAFKA).