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Upcoming Events

School Outreach Program

January 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am - June 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

For the 2019/20 school year calendar, the Elora Centre for the Arts is offering several Outreach programs to classrooms throughout the Upper Grand District School Board.
These programs are ECFTA Arts Educator guided, in-classroom or in-house (ECFTA) workshops, designed to supoort cirriculum and bring the many unique benefits of art-making to your students. We offer 2 themes, each containing diverse projects, designed to fit into two 50 minute blocks (100 minutes total). There are 8 projects available in total.

The cost is $7 per student, per project, materials included.


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Call for Artists! Creative Spark in the Yard 2020

January 3 - May 3

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

This TWO DAY July show is a juried artist, artisan and makers show and sale with great exposure across the region and to the GTA, in one of Ontario’s busiest summer tourist towns, Elora!  The weekend event will take place Saturday & Sunday July 11 & 12 , 2020 from 10 AM – 5PM.

This is a handcrafted only, juried show.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE ends April 1st – apply today! Final deadline for applicants is Sunday May 3rd.

The artist application for this show is now LIVE! For more information and application link click here.


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Going Carbon Neutral: Winter Tree Talk with Neighbourwoods

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Going Carbon Neutral: It Takes a Village
Cost: Free for members, $5 non-members

In 2007, Eden Mills decided to be the first village in North America to ‘go carbon neutral’, to emit no more CO2 than it absorbs. As we all know, this is easier said than done! Although the village has not yet reached its goal, we have taken the measure of more than 4500 tonnes of emissions, de-mystified their sources, and taken practical steps to bring them down! We’ll fill you in on how and what we have accomplished so far, everything from changing light bulbs to planting trees to an energy retrofit of our 100-year-old heritage community hall to carbon neutrality. Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral is a recipient of a Clean50 2020 Top Project Award. Project website: www.goingcarbonneutral.ca


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Elora Acoustic Cafe presents Australia’s Saije

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

We are excited to launch our ‘music in the gallery’ series with Australia’s multi-instrumental folk duo SAIJE!!! They are stopping by Elora as part of their Canadian Tour – you don’t want to miss this!

Awarded the Folk Alliance Australia “Young Artist of the Year” Award 2019-20!

Dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into their heartfelt stories. Their song writing typically encourages connection to self, to the earth and to each other – inviting you on a journey from the depths of ancient forests to bustling French markets, weaving threads of Celtic and French gypsy flavours into their songs along the way.  Watch them here on YouTube or listen here on Spotify.    Find out more about Saije on their Facebook page, Instagram page, or their website.

Tickets are minimum $10 donation at the door (no pre-sales).


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Creative Spark in the Yard 2-day show in Elora

July 11 @ 10:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

July 11 and 12, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)

10AM – 5PM


This indoor and outdoor show – in the gallery of our historic stone school house as well as in our 2-acre backyard!  Over 40+ artisans, artists and makers will be showcasing and selling their unique products.  Live music performances all day by musicians curated by the Elora Acoustic Cafe with shaded viewing area, plus delicious food trucks with shaded seating areas!  Interactive area for kids.

This is a handcrafted, juried show.  Plan your visit around this wonderful 2-day event and explore everything the area has to offer!

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