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Programs + Events

What’s on beyond the gallery walls? Find our events, talks, films, music and everything else here. Take a look at future events, and keep an eye on our calendar!

Monthly Calendar


February 2018

Lyn Carter, Beacon, 2011, as stored in the collection vault. Photography: Scott Lee, 2017
November 24, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
The Whole Shebang seeks to question what it means to collect and the principles and policies in place around such an act. Who decides what is worth... Read More»
Preschool picassos
Thursdays, January 11 - March 1, 2018, 2:00-2:30pm
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»
Viking Paddle, 2010, Waterloo Collegiate Institute students with artists Barbara Hobot and Patrick Cull. Image by Cherie Fawcett
February 2 – March 4, 2018
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
What happens when we use the arts to teach math, social studies or science? Magic. For 10 years ArtsSmarts Waterloo Region has been fostering equity... Read More»
UWSA BUILDING COMMON GROUND | Symposium: Design-Build with Indigenous Communities Poster
Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:30am - 6:00pm
Events in the Community
Lectures + Talks
Organized by the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the Building Common Ground Symposium features Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators... Read More»
Opening Reception: ArtsSmarts Waterloo Region: 10 Years New Home, New Beginnings
Friday, February 2, 7:00pm
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
Please join us for the opening reception of ArtsSmarts Waterloo Region. 10 Years. All are welcome to attend this free event.    Image credit: Detail... Read More»
TWH Tour Promo Image
Tuesday, January 30, 7:00pm & Saturday, February 3, 2:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
Come meet Amanda Langis, Art Project Collection Assistant, and be immersed in the Cambridge Art Galleries permanent collection of fibre art. Please... Read More»
Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary
February 5 – April 8, 2018
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Questioning the canon: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do? Structured around... Read More»
WA 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Graphic
Monday, February 5, 6:30pm
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Please join us for the opening reception of Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary Exhibition. All are welcome to attend this free event. 
Print of cat
Tuesdays, February 6-March 20, 2018, 1:30-4:00pm
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
Explore the versatile process of collagraphy. Create your own unique prints from collages of textured materials. Instructor: Donna Stewart No class... Read More»
The Whole Shebang: 'Commissioned Works: 1993 – 2007' Tour by Amanda Langis
Tuesday, February 6, 7:00pm & Saturday, February 10, 2:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
Curious about what those artworks are at Preston, Clemens Mill, Queen’s Square, and Hespeler branches? Please come join Amanda Langis, Art Collection... Read More»
Arts & Soul logo
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Come experience the arts in a supportive environment! Arts & Soul provides artistic experiences on the first Wednesday of the month, for anyone... Read More»
50th Anniversary Lecture Series, Conversation 4
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30pm
Events in the Community
Lectures + Talks
This conversation is the fourth of 6 conversations. The series will stage conversations around the different areas of the Waterloo Architecture... Read More»
various artwork for creating a portfolio
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Join recent University of Waterloo MFA graduate Timothy Walker for an artist portfolio 101. This workshop will cover how to properly document and... Read More»
Family Art Afternoon Image
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Join us at Queen's Square on selected Sundays for our free family art workshops.  These monthly art projects are led by experienced local artists,... Read More»
Girl and boy making snow angels
Monday, February 19, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
Queen's Square, Preston, Clemens Mill and Design at Riverside Idea Exchange locations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 19, 2018. The... Read More»
Pencil, sharpener and notebook
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Join recent University of Waterloo MFA graduate Denise St Marie and learn the basics of grant applications. This workshop will give an overview of... Read More»
"We agree together" in two languages
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:30-8:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Due to an unexpected family emergency, this workshop was rescheduled from February 6, 2018.   Anishnaabe author David D Plain from the Aamjiwnaang... Read More»
Variety of SLR photography equipment
Mondays, February 26-March 26, 2018, 7:30-9:45pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Discuss the tricks of shooting a variety of subjects including composition, macro-photography and simple portraiture, whether film or digital.... Read More»