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Artisan Shop Vendor Application

Interested in being part of our Artisan Shop? We are committed to showcasing and supporting artists and makers! Our handmade artisan market shop features up to 50 artists and makers at any given time, showcasing their unique, handmade or artist-designed items – including pottery, self-care products, jewelry, bags, art cards and souvenirs, hand crafted home decor, original art and prints, consumables (food items), gifts, wearables and more! The Elora Centre for the Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that promotes and uplifts the work of artists.  One of the ways we do that, is by selecting and featuring makers in...

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‘Journey to the Metaverse’ a 3D visual music experience by Generative Artist Gord Harris

A fusion of interactive art, music and technology! 3D visual music experience in the gallery:  February 1 - March 17, 2024 Admission is free! Artist Opening Reception: Saturday February 3rd, 2024 from 2-4PM   (more…)

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‘Mimosa’ – a curated group exhibition that celebrates women, presented by IMpower Wellness

The exhibition will run from March 21 to May 12th (Mother’s Day) 2024, presented by IMpower Wellness.  An Opening reception event will take place on Sunday March 24th from 2 - 4PM. Let’s celebrate women in the arts! The female artists who create, the women who inspire artists to create, the women in our community who need inspiration from other creative women! This curated group exhibition in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts, will feature paintings, photography, mixed media, textiles and sculpture – all in celebration of the female form, positivity, and strength.  Let’s encourage each other...

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Elora Plein Air Festival – Gallery Show & Sale in the gallery (one day only!)

One day gallery show & sale:  Elora Plein Air Festival This is the culmination of the artists’ efforts and they are ready to share and celebrate!   In the gallery, there’s a buzz of excitement as people come in to view and buy the beautiful works the artists created over the previous 3 days.  Meet the artists, discover a piece you can’t resist, vote for your favourite for the People’s Choice award, and just enjoy the show! (more…)

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‘Kodachrome’ by Anne Marie Olczak

Anne-Marie Olczak is an abstract painter based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work uses the grid as a parameter to explore colour and application of paint through its constructs. Working with grids, layers and pulling inspiration from colours in her family Kodachrome slides - she captures the nostalgic saturated hues from her father’s amateur photography of her youth. Projections of images created from old slides featured within the gallery space will be a further nod to the inspiration of the colour, and the ways our memories and “old technologies” play into our modern techniques and perceptions. Admission to the gallery is...

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‘Symbiosis’ exhibition by Newfoundland textile artist Anastasia Tiller

'Symbiosis' means living together - a term used to describe a close, ongoing relationship between different species. The exhibition will feature several rug hooked textile forms and paintings of  various sizes including soft sculptures suspended in space by fishing lures and cords with marine hooks. Some of the objects will be placed on the floor and attached to the walls. This visually captivating showcase merges traditional Newfoundland rug hooking techniques with contemporary interpretations, offering a unique and thought-provoking exploration of the symbiotic relationship between nature and humanity. This collection will engage and inspire visitors, fostering a deeper connection with the...

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Pre-Tour Sneak Peek (one week before Studio Tour) – only in the gallery!

September 19 - 27, 2024 One week before the Elora Fergus Studio Tour kicks off, you can come to the gallery to view the exhibition that features a sample from each participating artist on the Tour! Beat the crowds to take a look, pick up a map and plan your route for the following weekends when the Tour officially begins! Admission to the gallery is free. To find out about the Elora Fergus Studio Tour please click here.  

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Elora Fergus Studio Tour Weekends – Fall 2024

September 28-29, and October 5-6, 2024 | 10AM - 5PM EVER WONDER WHAT AN ARTIST’S STUDIO REALLY LOOKS LIKE? Here’s your chance to get a look behind the scenes. Take a self-guided tour and meet artists where they live and work. The Studio Tour is completely free of charge. You’ll get a chance to meet directly with the artists, and often see work not shown in gallery settings. You’ll visit the working spaces of both established and emerging artists, from basements to self contained studios. (more…)

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Post-Tour gallery exhibition (Studio Tour extended in the gallery only – no open studios)

If you missed the open studio weekends of the Elora Fergus Studio Tour, you can still catch the extended-version in our gallery.  Each artist on the Tour will remain featured in the gallery for a few weeks after the Studio Tour weekends, so you still have time to catch a glimpse of the Studio Tour group of artists! Pieces are available for sale and artists receive the commission for anything sold.  Come support the amazing and talented artists in our community! Admission to the gallery is free.     (more…)

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DEER IN THE FOREST for FAMILIES!

DEER IN THE FOREST for FAMILIES!   OIL PASTEL for KIDS & ADULTS with Katherine Olenic Sunday March 3, 2024  |  2 PM - 4 PM Ages 6 +|  Max. 8  $60 for 2  |  Ticket price includes one child and one adult Join artist Katherine Olenic for some art-filled together-time for YOU and your YOUNG ARTIST. This class is designed to bring kids and a parent, grandparent, or caregiver TOGETHER! Each big and little will work on their own DEER IN THE FOREST oil pastel on paper. Learn some great techniques and make some Sunday afternoon memories together! (more…)

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