Registration now open for Winter 2023 programs. Choose from online or in-person course formats, weekend or 6-week courses, all across a variety of media including jewelry-making, crochet, and more.  

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Featuring quality handmade goods and work by 30+ regional artisans, our annual Holiday Arts Market is back just in time for the holiday season!


Come to Button Factory Arts (25 Regina St. S, Waterloo) during our open hours to shop. From toys to glasswork to textiles and more, there's something for everyone.

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Handmade & local. Shop art, pottery, jewellery, natural beauty products, knitted goods, cards, and more! Shop online or in-store.

About us

Founded in 1994, Button Factory Arts is a non-profit, charitable organization offering a diverse range of arts programming.


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.

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.

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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. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone! 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?


Contact Us

Heather Franklin, Executive Director:


Meghan Bunce, Interim Program




Erin Stamoulos, Head of Operations:


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:

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