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Founded in 1994, Button Factory Arts is a non-profit, charitable organization offering a diverse range of arts programming. We promote all forms of art programs in the community including: performances, classes, workshops, special events and art exhibitions.


The four main sections of the building include:

1. The Studio: An accessible and inclusive space home to our programs, workshops, and print studio. Button Factory Arts offers a range of programs for all ages and skill levels welcoming all into our community of artists.

2. The Gallery: A space for exhibitions in a range of mediums for emerging to established artists.

3. The Gift Shop: Where local artists and artisans are able to sell their work.

4. The Performance Space: offered as a rental space to our members and the community. Home to weekly meetings and gatherings from our many partnering arts and culture organizations.



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 is 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. We respectfully acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge and philosophies of the Indigenous People with whom we share this land today.


Button Factory Arts also acknowledges the historical oppression of lands, cultures and the original Peoples in what we now know as Canada and truly believe the Arts can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together.



Emma Walker

Executive Director

Erin Stamoulos

Head of Operations

Linda Brine

Programs and Communications Manager


Jane Mitchell

Susan Cresswell


Andy Houston


Rebecca Zehr

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