A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

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Grand River Glassworks 10th Anniversary

Please join Laurie Spieker in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her business, Grand River Glassworks. An Open House is planned for Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm.

Mary Lou Hiller Wins Award

Two of Mary Lou Hiller's pieces were selected for the juried Central Ontario Artists' Association annual show.

Create Cast Glass Christmas Ornaments

Grand River Glassworks welcomes Guest Instructor, Janet Panabaker, for a special two-day workshop in November.

Adrienne Zoe @ Button Factory

Congratulations Adrienne Zoe.  Her image, “Sculpture of A Woman”, has been selected for the 2017 Button Factory Arts Annual Juried Show. 

Jane Bayne @ Frames by Verne

Jane Bayne’s work can now also be seen at Frames By Verne at 299 Manitou Dr., Kitchener.

Chinese Painting with Aileen Pou

Aileen Pou is offering new workshops in Chinese Painting!

Uptown Gallery is now a member of Art$Pay!

Uptown Gallery is now a member of Art$Pay, K-Ws newest online tool to connect artists and arts organizations with the public and businesses in need of visual arts services.

Uptown Gallery wins Diamond Award!

Uptown Gallery is the Diamond Award Winner (the highest) for Favourite Art Gallery in Waterloo Region as voted on by the Record Reader Awards 2016 for the third year in a row! 

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featuring Sanela Dizdar, Mary Guillaume, and Mary Lou Hiller

Exhibition runs from Tuesday, September 18th to Sunday, November 12th.

Sanela, Mary and Mary Lou will be hosting an opening reception on Saturday, September 23rd from 2 to 4 pm.

Attitude, the defining response to life, is the soul of creativity. Itʼs that expression of feeling and appreciation of feeling that animates art. It can be humorous, satiric, joyful, critical, sentimental, shocking and, above all, thought-provoking. Attitude is the message.



Emotions are Sanela Dizdarʼs special challenge in art that, captured with strokes of pencils or brushes, allow portraits to become alive and tell their own stories.

Mary Guillaume has drawn and painted since childhood, and her one rule has been ʻno rulesʼ. She loves to bring an idea or a special place to life visually - a difficult yet fun bit of non-verbal communication - rather like an attitude!

Everything can be a subject for painting. Mary Lou Hiller responds to the people and environment around her to bring them to new attention and paint them with a unique insight. 


80 Years; 80% to Heart & Stroke


solo show featuring Mary Guillaume

Opens Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23rd, from 2 to 4 pm - with the regular Gallery Opening Reception for the new show 'Attitude'


This September, Mary Guillaume, a long-time member of UpTown Gallery is having her last solo show at the Gallery: '80 years and 80% to Heart and Stroke Foundation'.

Mary has celebrated her 80th year, and her 11th year at UpTown Gallery. She is thankful to have survived a heart attack in January of 2016, and in early 2017, she had a series of hemorrhagic strokes. Having survived these events, Mary has decided that 80% of proceeds for her final solo show would be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation—a group that is dedicated to educating and raising funds for research into these health concerns. The Foundation has effectively helped to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes nationally by funding research and educating about how to recognize, prevent and survive these incidents.

All work will be reduced in price by 50% to 75% off her regular Gallery prices.


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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