Button Factory Arts BUILDING is closed

Following provincial guidelines for COVID-19 closures,

the building will remain closed until Jan. 31, 2022.

Staff will continue to work remotely at this time and are available to answer emails Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm

Lots of online classes and programs are still moving forward, in person courses are delayed or will move online, staff will be in contact if you have signed up for an in-person program beginning before Jan. 27, 2022. 

See you Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10am - 5pm

& Saturdays, 10am-3pm beginning Feb. 1, 2022


Featured Image: Jason Fallaise

Holiday Arts Market

In-person for 2021!
Nov. 20 - Dec. 18, 2021

Jesika Joy, Contensted Selves
Feb. 4 - Mar. 19, 2022


Gender Equality: IN•PRINT Exhibition

March 31 - April 29, 2022

IN•PRINT call for entry via Screen Printing Technique & Theory and Text Collective Online Residency: Jan 3, 2022

Winter Program registration is now open! Online & in-person classes are available for 2022!

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! Shop online for curb-side pickup.

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! We are currently offering small group and half capacity rentals only.

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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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.

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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,

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