Back in person for 2022! Registration is now open for kids age 5-12.

Registration is now open! Online & in-person classes are available for 2022!

Exhibitions & Events


Button Factory Arts Members' Show
June 2 - 23, 2022


Paula Rostrup: a passion for print

June 30 - July 23, 2022
Opening: Thurs. June 30, 5-7pm 

The artist will be present at the opening, and in addition on Sat. July 9, 11am-2pm for visiting and casual Q&A.

Jesika Joy: Contested Selves

July 28 - August 18, 2022

Opening: Thurs. July 28, 2022

Gift Shop

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


Button Factory Arts is Waterloo Region's arts hub! We are 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! 

Featured Image: Cyanotype, Kate Short

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.

Screen Shot 2017-11-05 at 4.25.29 PM.png

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?

sign up online

Are you able to support during this time?


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

Your details were sent successfully!