Nanaimo Museum Community Gallery

Our Community Gallery can be found adjacent to the Sports Hall of Fame, beside the gift shop.

Featuring smaller collections and community exhibitions of art, photography and literary works, this exhibition space complements the superb Permanent Exhibits and Feature Exhibits found within the museum gallery.

Community Galleries

Past Exhibit: When Charles Speaks

Jan-Feb 2022
“When Charles Speaks” showcases the pen and watercolour paintings of local artist Shawnda Wilson. The work is focused on the jacana – a tropical wading bird known for its... Learn More

Past Exhibit: The Word on the Street: Roads that Built Nanaimo

Our spring community gallery exhibit presents the history of Nanaimo through the stories behind the city’s intriguing street names. Prepared by Vancouver Island University history students, the gallery reveals... Learn More

Past Exhibit: Halls of History

Our newest community gallery photo exhibit explores the halls and community centres of Nanaimo’s past. This “Then & Now” style exhibit presents archival photos from our collection beside contemporary... Learn More

Past Exhibit: Plants for the People

March 2 - May 5
Community Gallery Exhibit: March 2 – May 5 About the Exhibit: Plants for the People by artist Nanette Moss is intended to connect with the community through joyful depictions... Learn More

Past Exhibit: HCPC Mini Salon

May 9-June 21
Harbour City Photography Club Mini Salon Our June Community Gallery display is a mini salon from the Harbour City Photography Club. The exhibit features almost 30 images from club... Learn More

Picture This Painting 2023

July & August
Heritage Art Show – Theme: Windows & Doors Our newest featured Community Gallery is up! This gallery’s theme was windows and doors, offering a different perspective through the thresholds... Learn More