Event & Special Program Archive

Resources from Artist Talks, publicity, images

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April 26th, 7-11pm

25 Regina St. S. in Waterloo.

Button Factory Arts is hosting its Fourth Annual Fundraiser. A one-night-only art event featuring

a silent art auction with music, art activities, live performances, food, drinks & more on April 26th 

from 7-11pm. Button Factory Arts will host the grand event at 25 Regina St. S. in Waterloo. We expect a sold out crowd to bid on high calibre art! 

Button Factory Arts offers a safe and inclusive space for all members of our community to  create, connect, and explore. Without community support, we would not be able to continue to do the work we do! This year we enter our 25th year serving Waterloo Region.


We invite you to celebrate and support through our annual fundraiser! Be our BFF! BFF (Button Factory Fundraiser) is a one-night only art event featuring a silent art auction. Purchase original art and vintage pieces. Experience music, art performances,

food, drinks & more!


Annually, BFA  hosts over 30,000 visitors, has 400 members, 150 classes and workshops, and 25 gallery exhibitions! Donations support materials  and  classes for those who may not  usually be able to  afford  them. 

More info:

Buy Tickets, Donate Art, Sponsor


Past talks & Events

Thursday, April 11, 7-9pm 

Free Event (Donations apreciated)

Tara Cooper & Terry o'neill

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With over a dozen residencies under their belt, Tara and Terry will share what they've learned. Tara gives us a a sneak peek, highlighting 3 things that she loves the most.  #3. Travel: You find yourself in places that you would never have thought to visit.  #2. People: I’m not that into networking, but residencies make it easy. It’s more about hanging out with all of your new friends.  #1. Magic: They really can seem magical—a perfect microcosm of creative activities that make you feel lucky to be alive. It’s a real hot house. You get exposed to tons of new stuff and can get a lot accomplished in a very short time.  

Check out the short film Tara and Terry made at Ox-bow School of Art while on a residency here

Find Resources from the talk here

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Karen Reed Fiddle Orchestra at Button Factory Arts

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Button factory arts!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Small Business Centre

Social Media Marketing for Artists & Makers 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Suzanne Thomson, Artist Talk


Monday, May 28, 2018 

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Hiba Abdallah, Artist Talk

Discussion of Ongoing work & the memory cookbook project

Friday, May 11, 2018