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Arts in Waterloo Region - Winter Edition

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

Are you looking for fun, cool, and artsy things to do this season? Look no further! Fuse has compiled a list of the most happening local art exhibitions, concerts and festivals coming up in the Waterloo Region – what are you waiting for? Read up and plan your next night on the town right now.


City of Waterloo

Concert of The Zolas - November 13, 2021

The concert will take place at Maxwell's Music House in Waterloo. For more details, click here.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Exhibition - Current Exhibitions

Source: The Canadian Clay & Glass Exhibition, Current Exhibitions

2021 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics - until January 16, 2022

This Exhibition celebrates the winner of the 2021 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramic, Jocelyn Reid and finalists Mitsuo Kimura, Matthew O'Reilly, and Jessica Sallay-Carrington, and the 2020 winner, Joon Hee Kim.

Good Earth: The Pots & Passions of Walter Ostrom - until December 31, 2021

Walter Ostrom is one of Canada's best ceramic artists. He revolutionized clay to colourful, bright maiolica and inspired generations of ceramists who follow him to this day! This exhibition explores his earliest work in stoneware and porcelain. his conceptual projects at NSCAD University, his love for gardening and his lifetime commitment to the exploration and reinvigoration of the ancient ceramic tradition of tin-glaze influenced his work.

Capacity of Wonder: Meghan Sims - Until December 31, 2021

Meghan Sims was born with a rare visual condition, Achromatopsia, which causes her to be colourblind, near-sighted and extremely light sensitive. Glass art usually emphasizes form and striking colour and so, unable to clearly see her piece, Sims relies on a sense of feel and weight-distribution of the glass on the pipe as she works, adapting to meet the challenges of glassblowing with her unique vision. In this installation, she explores her concepts of perception, light, and shadow.

In Relation - until January 9, 2022

Artists, Candice Boese and Nadira Narine, explore the people and situations that give us a sense of family in this installation.

Can't make it out before they end? To check out these and other digital exhibitions, click here, and visit their website often to check out what other exhibitions they have coming up!

City of Kitchener

Alan Doyle - November 19, 2021

Alan Doyle's Rough Side Out Tour will be taking place at Centre In The Square on November 19 at 8pm with a special appearance from Kelly Prescott! Click here for more details.

Homer Watson House & Gallery - A Local Gem

Did you know that Homer Watson was a landscape painter and artist known for his depictions of the Ontario countryside? He spent his whole life painting the countryside of Doon because it was his favourite to paint. His favourite subject was the Grand River. To find out more about his history, check out his art, and visit what was his home and is now an art gallery, click here.

THEMUSEUM - Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

The Rolling Stones | Unzipped - November 29, 2021

The Rolling Stones are coming to Kitchener on November 29, 2021! Debuting at THEMUSEUM, the world's biggest Rolling Stones exhibition will include a replica of their recording studio, an immersive realistic construction of their flat, and the Voodoo Lounge! The show will have more than 300 original objects from the Stones' personal collection. Find out more about this here!

Ronnie Wood Art Exhibition - November 30, 2021 - February 27, 2022

Featuring the artwork of the Rolling Stones guitarist and acclaimed artist, Ronnie Wood, this exhibition is part of a larger exhibition: UNZIPPED! Find out more and get your tickets here!

Traveller, many hidden moons ago... - Until May 2022

Inspired by the pandemic, this is a series of artwork by Toronto-based artist, Akshata Naik. See these works outside the old BMO building on the corner of King St. and Queen St. in Downtown Kitchener and find out more here.

Christkindl - December 2 - 5, 2021

Now celebrating 25 years, Christkindl is back this year with online activities only until further notice! Activities will include a gift box for purchase, a 25-day advent calendar and an online marketplace. Check it out here and stay in the loop for further details!

City of Cambridge

All Together Now! - November 12 and 13, 2021

Being presented at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, All Together Now!, is a performance featuring songs from a variety of beloved musicals. For all of you that have been missing theatre - don't miss your chance! Grab your ticket here!

Idea | Exchange - Current Exhibitions

Spin, Twirl, Twist - Until November 21, 2021

Featuring works by various artists, selected from the Cambridge Art Galleries' permanent collection of contemporary Canadian fibre art, offers a reflection on the impact and influence of textiles on our lives. Find out more here.

Show.21 - November 22, 2021 - February 13, 2022

Established in 2005, Cambridge Art Galleries’ biannual exhibition SHOW presents the work of emerging artists based in Ontario. Selected from an open call of submissions, SHOW.21 presents the work of eleven artists with connections to Waterloo Region and surrounding areas. Click here to check it out!

Winter Illumination - December 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Cambridge will be illuminated with up to 20 light installations during this festival! This new addition combines the best-loved features of Phil Kline's Insolent Night, Candyland and Music and Lights in the Village - but without the crowds to offer modified events for COVID-19! The City is actually looking for local artists to create the light displays for the event so contact them ASAP! Find out more here.

Cambridge Christmas Market - November 22 - December 20, 2021

Source: City of Cambridge, Cambridge Christmas Market

Featuring over 40 local artisans, crafters and makers, the Christmas Market is going online this year from November 22 to December 20, 2021, only opening for in-person shopping on December 11! Find out more here.


Don’t the exhibitions at some of our local museums sound so interesting? We can't wait for the Rolling Stones exhibition! And then there’s our holiday and Christmas markets – a classic! This list should be enough to keep you busy until Spring rolls around; and of course, Fuse has some fun programming too. Check it out here!


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