Who We Are
Founded in 1994, Button Factory Arts is a non-profit, charitable organization offering a diverse range of arts programming through exhibitions, classes and sales of unique work by local artists & artisans.
Button Factory Arts is a well respected and thriving Community Art Centre in Waterloo. We have a history of commitment toward our students and our artists. We are dedicated to producing programming that will bring the artist out in our students through classes and community projects within the visual arts.
We offer classes and workshops for all ages and experience levels in group settings at our Uptown location, as well as other organizations throughout the region through outreach and community partnerships. Special events and personalized programs are also available upon request.
Please get in touch today to learn more about Waterloo's inclusive arts hub!
Find a special gift, or treat yourself to something new.
Our Gift Shop is 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! Drop by during our open hours to shop, or find out how you could have your work for sale in the Gift Shop!
Button Factory Arts is Waterloo Region's inclusive arts hub! Along with our own programming, we are also home to several other arts groups in the community including Theatre on the Edge, The Baden Storytellers, Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists, and the Gem and Mineral Club. 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!
There’s something for everyone looking to foster their
inner artist. At Button Factory Arts, artists and students work side-by-side in a friendly environment that encourages and inspires artistic growth.
support art in your community
You can support art in your community by getting involved!
We offer a safe and inclusive space for all members of our community to create, connect, and explore. Without our community support, we would not be able to continue to do the work we do. Please donate in ways that you can. Donations (even of art supplies) allow us to support those who may not normally be able to take art classes, and we always have opportunities for volunteers. Joining as a member helps us to continue to meet the important goals of our organization. Coming to events and exhibitions is also a great way to support artists in your community, and can be a new and fulfilling experience!
What we believe
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.
Inclusiveness: We believe that arts should be accessible to everyone
Experimentation: We believe in artistic exploration without barriers
Development: We believe in helping people grow as artists and art lovers
Cultural Enrichment: We believe that art improves the lives of individuals within our community