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Recurring Events

Idea Exchange hosts and helps out with many popular events throughout the year. Check out this list to learn more about your favourites and to find out when they will be held next.

Books in a shopping cart
Help some lonely used books find love again - buy them and give them a happy new home on your bookshelf! We hold book sales at all Idea Exchange... Read More»
Cambridge Comic Arts Festival
APPLY NOW! – Attention comic artists, cosplayers and vendors: Click here to apply for this year's Cambridge Comic Arts Festival. Submissions close on... Read More»
Cambridge International Festival
In September, celebrate Culture Days and the diversity of Cambridge with dance, music and stories of new Canadians! The International Festival was... Read More»
Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts
Each year, for one evening in June, the Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts (CMCA) presents to the community a variety of works by Cambridge... Read More»
Cineseries Canadian & International Cinema
Idea Exchange organizes and presents screenings of exceptional Canadian, foreign, and independent films on selected Thursday evenings from September... Read More»
The words "March Break is coming" written on a chalkboard
Each March Break discover loads of programs and events for everyone from toddler to teen! Make, create, listen, play - it's all here in our free,... Read More»
Humboldt Magnussen. Jacket For Brother 2 (detail). Image courtesy of the artist
Fibreworks is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre... Read More»
Friday Night Art Live 2016
Idea Exchange is the hot spot on select Fridays for live music, exhibition tours with the artist, conversation, and occasional special guests. See... Read More»
Girl at piano
Idea Exchange Unplugged is an hour of instrumental music performed by local talents. Share your talent with our community – and enjoy the chance to... Read More»
Idea Exchange: The Brush Off
ATTENTION Artists: Want to join the competition? Artists interested in applying to The Brush Off should submit here by Wednesday, May 17. IDEA... Read More»
Idea Exchange Brush Off Junior
IDEA EXCHANGE: THE BRUSH OFF JUNIOR Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:30 – 8:00pm Idea Exchange, Queen's Square 1 North Square, Cambridge CALLING ALL... Read More»
Jane's Walk Logo
Celebrate the global Jane’s Walk festival with Idea Exchange! Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs.... Read More»
Two young boys reading
Let’s Read is a Waterloo Region wide family literacy initiative in partnership with Idea Exchange, Kitchener Public Library, Waterloo Public Library... Read More»
Master Works 2016
Master Works is a juried exhibition that showcases exceptional thesis projects by recent Masters of Architecture graduates of the University of... Read More»
Music Is My Weapon 2015 CD Release Party
Music Is My Weapon is a free annual mentorship program for Cambridge teens interested in taking their music to the next level.   Secondary, College... Read More»
National Youth Arts Week
National Youth Arts Week (NYAW) provides an opportunity for young people across Canada to create a celebration of youth-led events showcasing their... Read More»
Mark the fourth Friday of each month (excluding December) for an exciting film screening opportunity with the NFB Film Club! We are partnering with... Read More»
One Book One Community 2017 Emancipation Day book cover
Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady is the 2017 One Book, One Community selection. In Emancipation Day, Windsor-born Jack Lewis marries a local girl... Read More»
Unsilent Night, 2014. Cherie Fawcett, photographer
Unsilent Night is a free outdoor participatory sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on cassettes, CDs and mp3s, and played through a... Read More»
Poetry contest photo
Crank up your computers and polish your pens!  Idea Exchange invites poets of all ages to enter our annual Poem-a-Day poetry contest to celebrate... Read More»
Power Shift
Here in the Region of Waterloo we are lucky to have a reliable supply of energy – for lighting our homes, charging our phones and fueling our... Read More»
2014 artwork clockwise from top: Andrew Moore, Susanne Clark, Jamie Ashforh, David Umemoto, Erin Elizadeth
This unique show and sale features talented printmakers from across Ontario. Browse through hundreds of original printed works, participate in hands-... Read More»
Volume 1: Excess Party
Triple-level, tricked-out and teased-high. Are you coming? VOLUME 1: EXCESS PARTYSaturday, March 4, 20178:00pm – Midnight Idea Exchange, Queen's... Read More»