Special partnerships have taken us out of the Gallery and into our community to deliver programming in unexpected places including a local park, the Middle School gymnasium and an abandoned theatre. We like being out and about but there is lots to see and do inside the Owens too.

We have an exhibition program that brings in artwork and artists from across the country and beyond. Come out to our openings and artists’ talks and visit our painting vault and Fine Art Conservation Laboratory at our annual Open House. Check out our calendar for a full schedule of events.

Current Community Programs

The Sweetest Little Thing

Annual fundraising event

Maker Maker

Seriously small after-hours art workshops

You Are Here

Seeing Sackville through the Owens Art Gallery Collection

Artist Talks

With local, national, and internationally recognized artists

Two adults sit in arm chairs. Between them is a small table with a wooden display shelf that holds a selection of small publications. While one of them reads a publication, the other peruses the shelf. Behind them is a sign with text that reads "TEENY TINY ZINE LIBRARY".

Zine Library

An ever-growing collection of zines, artists' books and handmade publications

Studio 360°

An up-close look at artists' working spaces

Past Community Programs


A Handmade Assembly

A group of adults stand in an art conservation lab examining a framed portrait painting under ultra violet light. The whole scene is cast in a blue glow.

Owens After Dark

Get a special backstage pass to the Owens

The Collage Party

Automatisme Ambulatoire Matinée

A child kneels on the floor of a gallery and draws on a large piece of paper while behind them a group of adults sit on stools facing a wall of paintings.

Drawing in the Galleries