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Registration for Fall Classes Open!!

Unleash your creativity this Fall with lots of classes and workshops to choose from!


Registration now open for Fall 2023 programs. Choose from a variety of classes and workshops spanning a range of arts from watercolour to yarn bombing!

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Are you passionate about video games or an anime/TV series? Do you create your own work based on your favourite series? The Fantastic Festival for Fan Art and Music is just for you! Come share your creations with other young people just like you!

Part of Lumen 2023.

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Juror: Mark Walton

Duality is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as:
“an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something; a dualism”.


Light and dark, left and right, up and down… the duality of an object can be contradictory or complimentary… or both at the same time.


When portrayed in art, duality always engages the viewer to question what exactly the artist is trying to say, to ascertain their subjective truth. Is the glass half empty or half full? Those questions left unanswered by the artist often resonate long after seeing the work in question.

Opening: Friday October 13, 5:30-7pm

If you're interested and have a Facebook account, please mark your interest on our Facebook page (optional).

Please submit artwork in person to

Button Factory Arts at 25 Regina St. S.

Extended Deadline for Drop Off:

Saturday, October 7, 10 am - 3 pm

Pick up unselected works:
Tuesday, October 10, 10 am - 6 pm

Submission forms can be found here.
Please print the form and submit it
in person when submitting your artworks.

Destination ART

Destination Art promotes regional artists and writers through the public display of visual artwork and poetry on the exteriors of bus and ion stations in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and inspire the public; pedestrians, drivers and commuters with accessible arts for the everyday, whether it be a haiku or poem or thought for the day; or a small collage or landscape painting to refresh the viewers soul.

Destination Art is on view now at several LRT/GRT stations throughout the Waterloo Region!

Val Thomson, writer; June Horwich, artist

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Yarnbombing! Knit and crochet graffiti! Urban kintscaping! While it has a variety of names, yarnbombing is the art of wrapping urban items in yarn crafted items! Some examples include tree sweaters, pole cozies, and many large projects such as crocheting an entire bus!

In this 4 week class collaborate with other fiber artists to make a yarn bomb art piece that will be installed and displayed on Button Factory grounds!

basic crochet experience required, but no need to be an expert.

The new dates for Yarnbombing are:

September 23, 30, October 7


support art in your community!

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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.


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.

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Thank you for your support!


Contact Us

Emma Walker, Executive Director:

Linda Brine, Programs and Communications Manager:


Erin Stamoulos, Head of Operations:

25 Regina St. South 

Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8


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