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Programs + Events

Idea Exchange hosts hundreds of programs and events every year. From storytimes to movie screenings, there's always something interesting to do here. Find the one that's right for you.

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Online registration is available for Adult/Teen art courses and programs and Children’s art courses. All online registrations require an email address and those with a fee can be paid with a Visa or Mastercard. Registration in person or by phone (call 519.621.0460) is also available.

Monthly Calendar

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 17 - May 21, 2017
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Superposition: Projects Review 2017 features graduate and undergraduate projects from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. The... Read More»
March 29 – May 7, 2017
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
Generation Yet Unnamed is a new exhibition focused on art made by youth. The exhibition presents artworks in all medium: painting, drawing, sculpture... Read More»
March 31 – May 27, 2017
Exhibitions + Openings
Luke Painter’s art practice explores the relationships between historical and contemporary design and art movements by creating formal, narrative and... Read More»
Fridays, April 7 – May 26, 2017, 9:45 – 10:15am (no class April 14)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song and movement. A great program for meeting other... Read More»
Preston Book Club
Last Friday of the month, 10:00 – 11:30am
Book Clubs
Meet in front of the fireplace at our lovely Preston location for this traditional book club where each month has a selected read. This season's... Read More»
Art Lab
Fridays, April 7 – May 26, 2017, 10:00 – 10:30am (no class April 14)
Programs + Workshops
Science meets art in this 30 minute all ages drop in program. Imagine, explore and discover! Please dress to get messy! Children under 3 must be... Read More»
Open Painting Studio
Fridays, April 28 – June 2, 2017, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Join a group of local artists with the common interest in developing their creative skills. Work independently among colleagues in a relaxed... Read More»
Conversation Circle
Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Programs + Workshops
Drop in to our free, friendly conversation circles to learn English, meet new friends, talk about your community, culture and customs. Tuesdays, 6:15... Read More»
NFB Film Club
Friday, April 28, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Queen's Square
Join Idea Exchange each month for free presentations of shorts and documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada. Time for discussion is... Read More»