A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

What's Happening

Adrienne Zoe @ 123rd Toronto International Salon of Photography

Adrienne Zoe is exhibiting at the 123rd Toronto International Salon of Photography hosted by the Toronto Camera Club. This event receives thousands of world-wide entries and only the very best are chosen.

Extended Holiday Hours

Starting on Thursday, November 24th until Friday, December 23rd, extended holiday hours at UpTown Gallery are Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 8 pm.

Laurie Spieker's Glass Workshops

Laurie Spieker has on going workshops at Grand River Glassworks.

Jean Weller's “Exploring Vancouver Island”

Jean Weller is presenting Exploring Vancouver Island at the Friday Travel Show at Wing 404 on December 16th.

Jean Weller's “Manitoulin Island”

Jean Weller is presenting Manitoulin Island at the Friday Travel Show at Wing 404 on January 13th.

Returning to the Fold!

UpTown Gallery would like to welcome the return of mixed media artist Nancy Yule!  Nancy has been showing at many public and commercial galleries as well as winning public art commissions in the intervening years. Wonderful to have you with us again!

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! 

7th Annual Student ART SHOW & Sale

Artwork by students of Sanela Dizdar's art classes is on display in the BackSpace of UpTown Gallery from November 6th to December 20th.

Now easier to get to UpTown!

Road construction on Caroline and Erb Streets around Waterloo Town Square is finished so it is much easier to visit us in the mall.

Thursday Night Art Classes at UpTown Gallery

Thursday Night art classes for Teens and Adults with Candice Leyland.

Cathy Pascoe in new art book publication!

Cathy Pascoe is in a new art book publication spcecializing in many drawing mediums!

Adrienne Zoe @ Art that Moves You

Adrienne Zoe's photographic artwork was selected for Art that Moves You and will show for the month of May 2016 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!

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.

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On Now

  • celebration10th


    featuring the Uptown Gallery members.

    The exhibition runs from Tuesday, November 15th to Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

    The opening reception is Friday, November 18th from 7 pm to 9 pm.

    Please join us for the opening reception of UpTown Gallery’s 10th Anniversary show!  We are also celebrating our third consecutive Diamond Award as the Favourite Art Gallery.

    This show will feature a display of 10 x 10 artworks at celebratory prices. During the reception, all sales will be discounted by 10%.  Enjoy live music by Tina Marée and a debut vocal performance scheduled for 8 pm. Festivities will include draws for 10 door prizes, too.

    Come celebrate with us!!

Next Show

  • Spontaneity

    featuring Candice Leyland and Jean Weller.

    Runs from Tuesday, January 17th to Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

    There will be no opening reception. 

    UpTown Gallery presents Spontaneity.
    Like great improvisational jazz musicians, allowing art to be spontaneous requires a careful study, reflection and respect of the medium. Watercolour and wildlife photography as media lend themselves well to the theme of spontaneity. Artists in these media must give up a certain amount of control and let things flow naturally. They must allow for and embrace the unplanned or unprompted. In doing so, spontaneity in artwork creates pieces that are loose, fresh and exciting, inviting viewers to share a moment in time, a flash of an idea or an emotion or experience.

    You are invited to attend an Opening Reception to meet the Artists and enjoy a variety of sweet treats.

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