A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

What's Happening

Uptown Gallery nominated for Diamond Award!

Uptown Gallery is one of the top 10 nominees for the Favourite Art Gallery in Waterloo Region as voted on by the Record Reader Awards 2016!  Find out how you can vote for us and help us win the very top spot.

ManChoi Chow @ Maker Expo

ManChoi Chow is a participate at Maker Expo at Kitchener City Hall on September 10th between 10am & 6pm.

ManChoi Chow @ KW Legacy

ManChoi Chow is sponsoring the KW Legacy Fundraiser on September 10th.

Adrienne, Sharl, & ManChoi @ KW Central Art Walk Preview

Photographers Adrienne Zoe, Sharl G. Smith, and Manchoi Chow are among local artists featured at the Waterloo Public Library in August, promoting Kitchener Waterloo Central  Art Walk happening in October.

Barbara Di Renzo @ the Grand Cafe

Barbara Di Renzo will have her artwork on exhibit as part of a group show at the Grand Café until September 20th.

Barbara Di Renzo @ the Cambridge Studio Tour

Barbara Di Renzo is participating in this September's 2016 Cambridge Studio Tour

Barbara Di Renzo @ the Cambridge City Hall

Barbara Di Renzo will have her artwork and jewellery on exhibit at Cambridge City Hall for the month of September.

Barbara Di Renzo @ Toronto's Artfest at the Distillery

Barbara Di Renzo will be at Toronto's Artfest in the Distillery on September 2nd to 5th.

Cathy Pascoe exhibits in Texas, USA

Cathy Pascoe will have her drawing, Sweet and Sour, on exhibit in the 31st Annual Bosque Art Classic in Clifton, Texas.

Welcome to our newest artists!

Watercolourist Candice Leyland and beader extraordinaire Sharl Smith are UpTown Gallery's newest members. Please join UpTown Gallery in extending a warm welcome to these talented artists. 

Jewellery Workshops with Barbara Di Renzo

Barbara Di Renzo is teaching 1-day workshops to create beautiful one-of-a-kind jewellery cuffs or pendants from recycled metals in July or August.

Barbara Di Renzo @ WalterFedy

Barbara Di Renzo is participating in the group exhibition, Pulse, at WalterFedy in Kitchener from July 13th to August 31st.

Adrienne Zoe's Interview by Culture Fancier

Learn more about Adrienne Zoe's passion for photography and her journey as an artist in this interview by Culture Fancier.

Adrienne Zoe @ Art that Moves You

Adrienne Zoe's photographic artwork was selected for Art that Moves You; it show for the month of December on iexpress buses. 

Cathy Pascoe and the Arts and Letters Club

Cathy Pascoe has been invited to join the prestigious Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. Congratulations Cathy on the fabulous honour!

Cathy and Vickie are published!

Cathy Pascoe and Vickie Lawrence are published in an artbook spcecializing in coloured pencil drawings!

Named "Ten Best Creative Hubs Outside the US"

Waterloo, and specifically UpTown Gallery, have been mentioned as one of the best ten creative hubs outside of the US by Matador Network.

Call for Local Artists

UpTown Gallery is now accepting applications for membership from local artists. Click here for more information.

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On Now

  • floralfantasy

    Floral Fantasy

    featuring Elaine Cowan, Vickie Lawrence, and Adrienne Zoe.

    The opening reception will be held on Sunday, July 24th from 2 to 4 pm.

    The exhibition runs from Tuesday, July 19th to Sunday, September 18th, 2016.

    Uptown Gallery presents Floral Fantasy. In this wonderful new show, the featured Artists, Elaine Cowan, Vickie Lawrence and Adrienne Zoe, present the many different, joyful, delicate and colourful aspects of floral art. Flowers symbolize hope, renewal and the beauty of nature. Whether in a vase or growing in the garden, this show represents the many fantastic, fragrant and delightful creations that Mother Nature has given us.  Come to the opening reception and meet the Artists, enjoy light refreshments and view the lovely floral fantasy!


Next Show

  • New Perspective

    featuring ManChoi Chow, Mary Lou Hiller, Cathy Pascoe, and Sharl Smith.

    The exhibition runs from Tuesday, September 19th to Sunday, November 13th, 2016.


    Whether interpreted as “a point of view” or as “a dimensional illusion”, PERSPECTIVE provides a limitless creative playground for the artistic mind.

    Photographer ManChoi Chow, acrylic painter Mary Lou Hiller, coloured pencil artist Cathy Pascoe and bead designer Sharl Smith set their sights and skills to the discovery of New Perspectives.


About UpTown Gallery

Uptown Gallery is a co-operative of over 25 local artists. We are located in UpTown Waterloo.


All artwork exhibited in UpTown Gallery is by artists local to the Waterloo area. We offer a diverse range of art, including ceramics, glass, paintings, photography, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture.

Learn from the artists of UpTown Gallery to draw, paint, fuse glass, collage and more. Workshops take place at the Gallery and other area locations.


We have six shows a year. Each show features the artwork of specific UpTown Gallery Artists.


One of the mandates of UpTown Gallery is bringing art to our local community. Throughout the year we offer free art workshops and lectures.

Readers of The Record voted Uptown Gallery their Favourite Art Gallery in Waterloo Region