In 1979 a group of local residents organized a Craft Carnival to raise funds for repairs to the former Carnegie Library. These residents formed the nucleus of what was to become the Dundas Art & Craft Association.
The Dundas Art & Craft Association, incorporated in 1980 as a not-for-profit charitable organization, opened the Carnegie Gallery (housed in the old library) as an outlet and exhibition space for area artists and craftspeople.
Thanks to the support of members, friends, the City of Hamilton, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the many Gallery volunteers, the Carnegie is proud to have recently celebrated its 40th anniversary inspiring fine art and craft.
The Carnegie Gallery welcomes over 20,000 visitors annually. As a dynamic cultural centre and tourism magnet for the community of Dundas and surrounding area, the Gallery has been a critical cornerstone in supporting the development and success of its Artist Members.