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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.  To find out how you can donate and support this program, please click here.


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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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Neighbourwoods Spring 2020 Tree Talk: The High Lake Effect on Trees (cancelled)

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Due to the province’s direction on containment of the coronavirus, unfortunately the Spring Tree Talk has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event to a later date. Please watch the website and the Neighbourwoods newsletter for updates.


Speaker: WARREN HOSELTON, presented by Neighbourwoods

Where: Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora

Cost:  Free for members, $5 non-members

The presentation will examine the effects of High Lakes levels around the Lake Ontario basin from the eyes of a certified arborist stationed on Toronto Island.  The presentation looks at the slow and deadly  causes and effects on trees resulting from too much water lingering far too long.  The Lake levels on Lake Ontario are complicated on many levels but the canary in the coal mine happens to be thousands of trees.

About the speaker: Warren Hoselton (Humber College Landscape Technology / Arboriculture Grad and ISA Certified Arborist) is the Park Supervisor on Toronto Island, overseeing a unique park setting of 230 hectares.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tree Fund since 2007. He is the educational outreach lead (and 18-year rider) on the annual Tour des Trees fund-raising tour that features his highly animated “Professor Pricklethorn” tree presentations across North America.  He has won several awards and has authored 3 workbooks for children to learn more about the benefits of urban trees. Hoselton misses no opportunity to celebrate the urban tree and its critical role aligned with our well being.

Neighbourwoods thanks our 2019-20 Tree Talk Sponsor, the Elora-Salem Horticultural Society.

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Elora Plein Air Festival 2020 (cancelled)

May 14 @ 12:00 am - May 17 @ 12:00 am


May 14 – 17, 2020

Where: Fergus, Elora and surrounding countryside

This is a wonderful weekend to visit and explore the Elora and Fergus area!  Artists will be set up throughout the area to capture the charming heritage buildings, historic neighbourhoods, the dramatic river or gorge vistas, rolling hillsides and picturesque farms of our uniquely beautiful region!

The grand finale show and sale will be Sunday May 17th from 1PM-5PM in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  Everyone is welcome to view the collective works from the weekend event.  All pieces are available for sale.

Admission is free.

For more information about the Elora Plein Air Festival 2020 please visit the Elora Plein Air Festival website.

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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!

Please check back soon for a list of participating vendors, musical performers and food truck menus!

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