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Upcoming Events

ELORA BUILT Old Beauty New Focus

September 8 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

ELORA BUILT:  Old Beauty, New Focus

Solo Photography Exhibition by  Daniel Dunlop

In the Harris Exchange Gallery at ECFTA

Sponsored by Honeychurch Lane

Micaela Campbell -Curator, Exhibitions & Communications

Exhibition runs Sept 8th – Oct 1st, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION Sunday Sept 10th, 1-3pm

also, please join us for:
#LocalsOnly Live Music and Photo Grab Friday September 8, 8PM – Midnight

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Pop Up Shop

September 8 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

POP UP SHOP FEATURED ARTISTS  Sept 8th – October 1st

SHIRLEY AL with her wonderful ceramic birds.

Shirley first studied clay at the University of Regina under Joe Fafard, then later, under Ann Roberts at the University of Waterloo. As a graphic design professional, clay work offered a captivating alternative to her creativity.

Shirley brings an impeccable eye to her clay sculptures; at times sophisticated and at other times whimsical, every sculpted piece reflects her imagination and sense of humour. Even with years of practice and technique, the uncertainties and mysteries of sculpture present absorbing creative paths. Highly collectible, there is something familiar in every piece that draws the attention of art lovers and collectors.

Industrial Metal Designs by JOHN LITTLE
A maker of lamps, fountains, and sculptures for garden and interiors, local Elora artist John
Little works from an assemblage of repurposed metal pieces to create unique and unusual
modern industrial designs.

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Elora Fergus Studio Tour Group Exhibition

September 14 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

EXHIBITION OPENING NIGHT

Join us at the Elora Centre for the Arts to celebrate the opening exhibition. Thursday September 14th, 7-9 PM.

WHERE TO BEGIN?

We suggest that you begin the Studio Tour at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

Available at the Centre:

  • Maps and directions
  • Tours of the heritage building
  • Public washrooms
  • Free Parking

During the tour, the studios will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Plan your trip! You can easily visit most of the Elora studios on foot. You could visit Elora and Fergus on a bike. Out-of-town studios require a car. Watch for our purple and steel sandwich board signs which will clearly mark studio locations.
For more information, maps, and a full list of participating artists, please visit:
the  Elora Fergus Studio Tour website!

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the Tutu in You!

September 19 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 5, 2017

 

The Tutu in You…Sewing off the Edge!

This textile arts group uses recycled materials, found objects and donated items to create wearable art and infinitely more. The young artists are encouraged to explore the materials and tools in the studio to spark their imagination and create individual and group projects together. The “Tutu-ers” are renowned for their collaboration at local events and strive to make community art accessible to all.

No experience required. All materials and equipment supplied.

Please bring a re-fillable water bottle and snack ~ imaginations need feeding!

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Build It! Candy Store! ages 4-7

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Come be a kid in a candy store!

Design and build your own cheerful candy shop or candy factory diorama.

Part of a series of dynamo workshops for young designers, sculptors and architects focusing on creative construction and assemblage techniques.

Instructor:  Judy Anderson

Saturday September 23rd

9:30am – Noon  ages 4-7

Members $35  / Non members $38

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Build It! Candy Store! ages 8-11

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come be a kid in a candy store!

Design and build your own cheerful candy shop or candy factory diorama.

Part of a series of dynamo workshops for young designers, sculptors and architects focusing on creative construction and assemblage techniques.

Instructor:  Judy Anderson

Saturday September 23rd

1 – 3:30pm  ages 8-11

Members $35  / Non members $38

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Riverside Ruggers

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Riverside Ruggers is looking for new members to join their rug hooking community. The group meets weekly in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts to exchange ideas and connect with other ruggers in a casual setting. Our hope is to encourage an interest in this traditional craft and promote the art form to a broader audience through exhibitions and special workshops in partnership with the ECFTA.

Bring your projects and $2 cash donation.    Adults 18+

Mondays 1-3pm  (excluding holidays)

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Basic Embroidery

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Embroidery is a versatile, fun and portable hobby. It is a wonderful addition to your hand-made crafts OR you can jazz up items in your home or closet. In this class we will learn and practice a variety of basic stitches to get you started!

Instructor: Alisa McRonald in the Elora Textile Collective

Thursday September 28th  7-9pm

Member $25 +tx / Non member $30 +tx

~ Kit fee $5 payable to instructor~

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PA day Art Camp/ Rocks, Geodes, & Crystals!

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

What’s a day off, without some super deluxe creativity?

Come spend your PA days with kukucaJudy Anderson and Tutu’s Stephanie Lines-Toohill and re-charge your imagination!

Young spelunkers!  Earth science rules the day in this jam-packed workshop featuring geode weaving, salt painting and 3-D rock boxes.

Instructors: Judy Anderson & Steph Toohill

Friday September 29th / 9am – 4pm / Ages 6-12

Members $46 / Non members $56

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Culture Days

September 29 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

CULTURE DAYS

September 29, 30 & October 1st

The ECFTA is taking part in Culture Days! Come drop by from 10-5 to visit the STUDIO TOUR 2017 exhibit and ELORA BUILT: OLD BEAUTY NEW FOCUS. Visit on Saturday between 1 – 3PM when exhibiting photographer Daniel Dunlop will be in the Harris Exchange and when you can get a sneak peak at the new Riverfest office, the Elora Textile Collective, Schoolhouse Arts Cooperative, and other participating studios open to the public.

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