The Centre

The Elora Centre for the Arts offers a wide variety of ongoing and special programming for people of all ages interested in nurturing their self-expression through the arts. As a non-profit arts centre, we are a vibrant cultural hub for the Centre Wellington community with a mandate to enhance arts education in the region as well as provide a space for artists to gather, work, exhibit, and perform. Our programs and workshops are designed and led by professional artists and arts educators from a variety of backgrounds whose foremost goal is to foster creativity in a fun, inclusive, and nurturing environment. This year, the Elora Centre for the Arts will be celebrating Canada’s 150th with Oh Canada- An Exploration of Diversity Through Art by offering an exciting array of Canadian-themed children’s programming and gallery exhibitions.

Call for submissions – Water … an Outdoor Wall Sculpture 2017

The Elora Centre for the Arts is celebrating its 15th anniversary during this Canada 150 year. We have obtained a grant through the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Fund, and we are dedicating funds for a wall sculpture submission and an installation celebration on July 1, 2017. 
The theme is WATER, and any Ontario artists/sculptors who have a link to Wellington County are eligible to make a submission. The award to the selected artist will be $5000. 

Interested artists should submit their proposals by March 15, 2017. Details can be found here.

AGM 2015-16

Join us for the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Elora Centre for the Arts on Thursday, March 9, 2017

6:00 – 7:30 pm – refreshments, juried exhibit of local artists in the new HARRIS EXCHANGE Gallery, FOUR WALLS FOUR ARTISTS in the Minarovich Gallery, historic tours of the building, live music, membership registrations and renewals

7:30 – 8:30 pm – Annual General Meeting in the Minarovich Gallery 

Online Membership and Registration for Classes

We are pleased to announce that you can now register for classes and manage your ECFTA membership online (you may have seen the "log on" link at the bottom left of each page). The first time you log on, you will need to complete the form to have your password sent to you via email. When you are logged on, you can see your membership profile to check we have the correct information about you.

The system will send reminders when your membership needs renewing (memberships are for one year from the date of last renewal), and you will can do this online if you wish.

Information about membership can be found on the Membership page

From the Classes page you can register for Centre classes online. To qualify for the discount membership fee, please log on before registering.


An exciting program of classes and workshops for the Winter of 2017 is now posted under Classes.



Give us a call at (519) 846-9698
or email us at
or visit the Centre from Tuesday to Saturday 10-5
(Note that on Thursday and Friday we are staffed by volunteers, so please call ahead to ensure we're open)



Elora Centre for the Arts
75 Melville Street
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
519-846-9698  map

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