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Upcoming Events

Elora Art Walk (self guided walking tour)

January 1, 2024 - January 1, 2025

Enjoy an ongoing, self-guided art tour through the village of Elora, Ontario throughout the year. Take the opportunity to explore and experience the richness of visual art and culture in our community. We have a variety of public and private galleries, outdoor sculpture projects and public art displays.

The Elora Centre for the Arts is the best place to start your tour – pick up a map in the Pathways Art & Sculpture garden or inside the gallery!

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Elora Plein Air Festival Weekend Event

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

The annual Elora Plein Air Festival!!   Artists will be painting “en plein air” throughout the community to capture the charm and warmth of our region. The weekend culminates with an art show and sale in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts

Festival Weekend Events:

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Free Shuttle Bus on Weekends around Elora & Fergus (bus stop at the Arts Centre!!)

May 18 @ 11:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm

Every Saturday and Sunday from May 18 – September 8th from 11AM – 5PM! 

You can hop on / hop off the free shuttle that runs throughout Elora and Fergus!  Park your car and ride the shuttle to all of the points of interest – and it’s FREE!  Check out the map graphic below for the stops and times! A round trip would take an hour, but make a day of it and plan a day of it!  NEW bus stop at the front doors of the Elora Centre for the Arts!

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Elora Plein Air Art Show & Sale in the gallery (one day only!)

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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!

The presentation of all awards and winners will be announced at the start of the sale.

Admission is free.  Everyone is welcome!

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Opening Reception: ‘Kodachrome’ by Anne Marie Olczak

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in the gallery to meet Toronto artist Anne Marie Olczak as we launch her ‘Kodachrome’ exhibition!  Enjoy mingling and refreshments on Sunday May 26th from 2-4PM.  Everyone is welcome to drop in.  Admission is free.

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2nd Annual Ontario Craft Gin Festival – hosted by The Craft Gin Trail

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The second annual Ontario Craft Gin Festival is a celebration of some of the best gins in the world, made right here in Ontario. Come out and try samples, drink your favourite cocktails, and enjoy some good food, music and more fun. Whether you’re new to gin or an experienced connoisseur, you’ll love the various gin styles made from local grains and botanicals.

Buy your tickets here!  All Tickets include one Drink Token.

This event is hosted in the beautiful 2-acre yard at the Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street in the heart of downtown Elora.

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Artist Reception: Meet Newfoundland Textile Artist Anastasia Tiller

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You are invited to welcome Newfoundland textile artist Anastasia Tiller to the gallery!  Learn a bit about her textile work that puts a fun and whimsical new spin on the traditional Newfoundland and Labrador art of rug hooking.  A lovely afternoon to connect with community and enjoy some East Coast inspired hospitality.

Admission is free.  Drop in between 2- 4PM.

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Opening Gala Reception in the Gallery: Elora Fergus Studio Tour 2024

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Gala Reception: Thursday September 19, 2024  |   7 – 9 PM in the gallery at Elora Centre for the Arts

Meet and mingle with the artists of the Elora Fergus Studio Tour – and get a sneak peak of their work on display in the gallery before the tour begins!  Refreshments will be served.  Free admission.  Everyone is welcome!

For more information about participating artists, please click here.

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SAVE THE DATE! A ‘concert with Addy-Tude’ presented by Riverfest Elora – in the yard at the Elora Centre for the Arts

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Elora Adventure Film Festival 2024

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - November 10 @ 9:00 pm

(tickets go on sale in August 2024)

Let the 2024 adventure begin – what’s new for 2024!

Following on from last year’s incredible success with 100% sold out screenings, we are gearing up for an expanded festival in 2024.

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