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New year, new site, new directions.  After 35 years of active programming from Cambridge Galleries, we bring you our new brand... Idea Exchange. We hope the series of articles in this section will give you insight into what we do and why we do it.

Why We’re Here

Cambridge Galleries, now Idea Exchange has deep roots in the community and Waterloo region.  We are a medium size institution with an ambitious track record, presenting contemporary Canadian exhibitions of art, architecture and design with curatorial rigour for more than 35 years. ... Read More»


From the art world at large to the latest in local culture, a series of articles will introduce you to all the latest in art and design.  Browse through Our Voice to meet the staff and look behind the scenes.  Or take in the Art World News where we highlight what’s happening elsewhere.  You can also let us know what’s important to you and find out what others have to say in our Community Voice section.

Share your stories with us and we’ll publish them in Community Voice!  Tell us about your experiences with our exhibitions, classes and events, or let us know about your personal encounters with art, architecture and design in your community, or anywhere in the world. Simply fill out the submission form and we'll post your entry.

Newest Articles

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Idea Exchange Art + Design | February 7, 2019
Hit the beat at our biggest party! VOLUME 3: BOOM Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:00pm Idea Exchange, Queen's Square 1 North Square, Cambridge This is... Read More»
Design at Riverside Exterior
Gallery Attendant | November 12, 2018
Saturday, December 22 - Open Regular Hours Sunday, December 23 - CLOSED Monday, December 24 - CLOSED Tuesday, December 25 - CLOSED Wednesday,... Read More»

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Talks & Symposia

Common Waters, Julia Nakanishi and Tony Kogan, 2019
Wednesday June 19, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Events in the Community
Join us for a lecture from Irene Luque Martin at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Irene comes to us from Amsterdam, NL, for a talk... Read More»
Common Waters, Julia Nakanishi and Tony Kogan, 2019
Saturday July 20, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Design at Riverside
The land and waters speak, but are you listening? I choose to remember...Sometimes they share powerful and clear messages that come in dreams. Other... Read More»
Common Waters, Julia Nakanishi and Tony Kogan, 2019
Thursday August 8, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Events in the Community
Two Row on The Grand is a week-long symbolic enactment of the original Two Row Treaty, given by the Haudenosaunee to Dutch settlers in 1613. Every... Read More»