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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


Monday, January 23, 2017

January 16 – February 5, 2017
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
For the first time, Design at Riverside presents a rarely exhibited group of works from Idea Exchange Permanent Collection of Contemporary fibre... Read More»
November 25 – February 19, 2017
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
FRIDAY NIGHT ART LIVE OPENING: November 25, 7:00PM With TACOS at the TACO STAND PROJECT presented in conjunction with the exhibition With Mexico,... Read More»
November 26 – February 18, 2017
Events in the Community
Exhibitions + Openings
With a vision to create an environment of curiosity and discovery, Idea Exchange is embracing a centuries-old method of exchange and welcoming this... Read More»
January 20 – March 5, 2017
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
A disco-drone melts through shimmering lights and soft splashing of a synthetic waterfall. `*crystal, rest offers an endless loop of a holographic... Read More»
Baby lying on floor with toys around
Mondays, January 9 - February 27, 2017, 10:00-10:30am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Let's play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres. Children under 3 must be... Read More»
Totstime
Mondays, January 9 – February 27, 2017 10:00 – 10:30am
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 children and... Read More»
Lunch Lounge
Monday to Friday, January 16 – February 2, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Preston
Special Events
Get away from the stress of school and spend your lunch hour at Idea Exchange, Preston.  Bring your lunch and play board games, solve puzzles, use... Read More»
Messy child painting
Mondays, January 9 - February 27, 2017, 10:30-11:00am
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Draw out your child's inner Picasso with amazing art projects.  Each week, you and your child will use imagination and fun art supplies to explore... Read More»
Boy making tower with blocks
Mondays, January 9 - February 27, 2017, 10:45-11:45am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play!  Let your little one play, discover and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres. Children under 3 must be... Read More»
Child with paintbrush and paint
Mondays, January 9 - February 27, 2017, 11:00-11:30am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Draw out your child's inner Picasso with amazing art projects.  Each week, you and your child will use imagination and fun art supplies to explore... Read More»
Mending Minutes
Mondays, January 9 – February 13, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Queen's Square, Taco Stand Project
Programs + Workshops
Want to use a sewing machine for a quick fix or project? Drop by this winter to mend, create and sew on your own or with help from our experienced... Read More»
Hack Ur Jeans
Mondays, January 9 – Februray 13, 2017 4:00 – 5:00pm
Queen's Square, Taco Stand Project
Programs + Workshops
Hack your jeans into items from iPod storage cases to simple bags.  Drop by to sew on your own or with help from our experts. Signed waiver and... Read More»
Rock Out S'cool
Mondays, January 9 – February 27, 2017 6:00 – 7:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Discover guitar with Queen Street Music School. Explore the basics of sheet music, pitch, harmony and rhythm while practicing your skills on stage at... Read More»
Knit Together
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Starting week of January 9, 2017. Drop-in for conversation and some time to knit at three Idea Exchange locations!  Our Queen's Square location... Read More»