WAG About Us

Guiding Principles

Mandate: Serving our region through our developing public collections, exhibitions and education programs, we are a leading resource for creativity.

Mission: As the region’s only public art gallery, the Woodstock Art Gallery fosters the wellbeing of our community by preserving our local artistic heritage and cultivating new expressions and experiences of art.

Vision: The Woodstock Art Gallery will be integral to our community’s wellness and vibrancy by broadening appreciation of visual art and celebrating our region’s diversity.

Core Values: At WAG, we believe in…

  • serving our whole community,
  • leading through excellence,
  • inspiring with creativity and innovation,
  • welcoming and engaging everyone, and
  • being purpose-driven, change-ready and accountable in all we do.

About the Woodstock Art Gallery

The Woodstock Art Gallery occupies three floors of the former John White Building, located in the heart of downtown Woodstock opposite Museum Square. The WAG is Oxford County’s largest municipal public gallery with a permanent collection of over 1,900 works.

The WAG celebrates the talent of local, regional and national artists. The Dr. Leonard Reeves Gallery, located on the first floor, is dedicated to exhibiting historical and contemporary artworks drawn from the permanent collection. The second floor Main Gallery features banner exhibitions that change three times a year. The Community Gallery, also located on the second floor, highlights the creative endeavors of emerging and established artists, along with a number of special projects developed in partnership with local community groups and organizations.

The Woodstock Art Gallery conducts adult, teen and children’s classes, workshops and programs and offers volunteer opportunities, membership benefits and facility rentals. The Gallery gift shop supplies unique items made local artisans.

The WAG has free admission, is fully accessible and has free parking located nearby.

2021–2026 Strategic Plan


2020 Community Report


Past Community Reports are available upon request.

Practical Accessibility Guide


Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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