An October Design Round Up

October has been a big month for me. I’ve been working on multiple design projects, creating new products for the K-W Central Art Walk, and of course, getting my social media presence going. I love participating in the Art Walk, because it’s a chance to connect with so many people who love art. I’m reminded that we really do have a vibrant art and design community here in KW. So, I thought I’d celebrate that with a quick round up of some of the many awesome art, design, and DIY inspired things there are to do in Waterloo Region. I’m sure I’ve missed a few, so if you know of something, add it in the comments or tweet it to me.

Happening Now


The Button Factory’s Annual Art show opens this weekend (running from October 20th-November 12th)

This is the last weekend to catch the Masterworks juried architecture show in Cambridge, which wraps up on October 23rd.

This is the last weekend to catch the Fall Exhibition at Homer Watson House.


The Kitchener Public Library is hosting the Second Annual DIY Festival this Saturday (October 22)

Open Sesame is a unique gallery-shop that hosts regular artistic events. Safe as Houses is happening this Sunday (October 23), and you can check their facebook events page for more.

Looking ahead

Thursday, October 27th is the opening night for the new David Hind show at the Paula White Diamond Art Gallery. Hind creates breathtaking multimedia work.

Friday, October 28th is the opening night for FUSE, at the Clay and Glass Gallery Shop, featuring glass jewelry by Virginia Wilson Toccalino. The Gallery is also hosting a number of art and crafting workshops throughout October and November.

The KW Society of Artists is holding a show November 1-27 at the Kitchener Public Library, with “artist at work” demonstrations on Saturday November 7th and Saturday November 14th.