Fall Programs 2020

Onsite, Outdoor, Online

Classes, workshops & exhibitions for adults, children and seniors

View fall programs here!

Featured Image: Sisters, Tait Wilman

we are OPEN!

The Health and Safety of our employees and visitors is our top priority.

We have implemented specific protocol to make sure that you have a safe and fun experience.


Fall 2020 hours beginning Sept. 15:

Tuesday, Thursday Friday, 11am-5pm

Please view the full Health & Safety Guidelines

before visiting the art centre

Onsite, Outdoors and Online. There are many options to get involved with creative programming this fall. Featured image: Live sketch for a participatory performance, 2019, Jana Omar Elkhatib (photo: Lila Lavereau)

The Once Unknown: Online Juried Photography Exhibition juried by Mark Walton.

Opening: Saturday, Sept. 26, 6pm (online)

Large scale print of Untitled, Cyanotype, Mark Walton

installed on Button Factory Arts side door (facing

Spur Line Trail Laneway).

Home to the work of many talented local artists and artisans offering one of a kind art, pottery, jewellery, natural beauty products, knitted goods, cards, and more! Featured pottery: June Macdonald (photo: Pira Urosevic)

Button Factory Arts is Waterloo Region's inclusive arts hub! Along with our own programming, we are also home to several other arts groups in the community including Theatre on the Edge, The Baden Storytellers and Kundalini with Kasia. Does your arts group need a home? Find out how to can rent the space. We also book private events, performances, concerts, recitals and more!


Dear Member,
We invite you to attend the Button Factory Arts Annual General Meeting virtually on Wednesday,
October 28th at 7:00pm. If you wish to vote, your membership must be up to date.
The Board of Directors of the Button Factory Arts is seeking nominations.


Directors will be elected at the Annual General Meeting: 

October 28th at 7:00 pm, to serve for a two-year period.

For full information on Directors seeking re-election, or how to apply to be on the Board of Directors,

please click below to view the AGM section of our website.

Fresh Buds

our annual tulip

bulb sale is now online!

About us

Founded in 1994, Button Factory Arts is a non-profit, charitable organization offering a diverse range of arts programming through exhibitions, classes and sales of unique work by local artists & artisans.

Button Factory Arts is a well respected and thriving Community Art Centre in Waterloo. We have a history of commitment toward our students and our artists. We are dedicated to producing programming that will bring the artist out in our students through classes and community projects within the visual arts. 


We offer classes and workshops for all ages and experience levels in group settings at our Uptown location, as well as other organizations throughout the region through outreach and community partnerships.


Button Factory Arts respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

support art in your community!

Make a donation or become a member

We offer a safe and inclusive space for all members of our community to create, connect, and explore. Without our community support, we would not be able to continue to do the work we do. Please donate in ways that you can. At this time, during COVID-19 closures, donations are more crucial than ever.


Joining as a member helps us to continue to meet the important goals of our organization, and can also help us financially during this time. Click "Join Now" to sign up, and learn about our member benefits.

Not a member yet?

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Are you able to support during this time?


What we believe


To enliven Waterloo Region as an inclusive hub that inspires

and facilitates artistic exploration & creativity 



To offer arts education and promote engagement

within the arts in our community.



Inclusiveness:  We believe that arts should be accessible to everyone

Experimentation: We believe in artistic exploration without barriers 

Development: We believe in helping people grow as artists and art lovers
Cultural Enrichment: We believe that art improves the lives of individuals within our community

Contact Us

Heather Franklin, Executive Director:


Allie Brenner, Program Director:


Erin Stamoulos, Head of Operations:


For general inquiries,

please use the contact form.

25 Regina St. South 

Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8

(During facility closure we are

not monitoring our phone system)

For general inquiries,

please use the contact form below

Curb-side pickup still available from the Gift Shop here.

Fall 2020 hours

tues | Thurs | fri

11am - 5pm

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