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About Us

Our vision is to develop and strengthen an open and accessible non-profit arts and cultural centre that promotes, teaches and nourishes the arts and arts appreciation through exhibitions, programs, and performances.


The Elora Centre for the Arts is located in a restored, three-story limestone school house in one of Ontario’s most picturesque villages.  Steps from downtown.  Across from the Grand River.

We have two gallery spaces where artist exhibitions are featured ongoing throughout the year.  In spring, summer and fall our gallery also features a pop-up gift shop with handmade artisan products.  Admission to the gallery and pop up shop is free (by donation if you wish).  To find out what is showing in our galleries click here.  Throughout the year, live music performances and special events are hosted in the gallery or out in our yard.  To find out more about upcoming events click here.

Our classroom space is utilized for creative workshops for adults and youth.  Find out more about our adult classes or youth workshops.

The Elora Centre for the Arts is a charitable organization and unique community resource that fosters creativity, a high level of artistic expression, and the belief that a vibrant arts centre is integral to the health of our community.


Our Vision

The building consists of 10 large classrooms converted to provide over 10,000 square feet of dedicated studio, gallery, and performance space. It is the vision of the ECFTA to provide a facility that enhances cultural life in the region through the fostering of art practice and presentation, production and reception.

The Elora Centre for the Arts is firmly grounded in the belief that contemporary art in all its various forms has the capacity to nurture the lives of those living, working, and visiting here. We view the arts as part of a healthy functioning society and participation in the arts as integral to the health and happiness of our communities. Hence, we provide transformative educational opportunities to art-makers of all ages and skill levels. 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. At the ECFTA, it is our mandate to instill a life-long love of learning through the arts.

The Centre is a space where visual and media arts, music, dance, theatre, and the literary arts can come together and thrive.