A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

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Sophie Drouin, Artist-in-Residence

Sophie Drouin is 2019's Artist-in-Residence at Schneider Haus.

Vickie Lawrence's Equestrian Art

Congratulations to Vickie Lawrence on winning a spot in a prestigious show.

Watercolour with Candice

Candice Leyland is offering Watercolour Workshop! 

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Bone Deep & Heart Felt


Bone Deep & Heart Felt is a solo exhibition in UpTown Gallery's Lawrence Gallery. It showcases works by Louise Marée. 

The show runs from May 14 to July 14. Join us for the opening reception on Sunday, May 26, from 2-4 pm to enjoy the artwork and live music. Refreshments will be served.


Louise Marée's work for the past X years has explored realism, impressionism, and the abstract. These styles comprise a palette she uses to express a deep emotional connection to nature she has fostered all her life.

Each painting begins with an urge, rather than a vision, a call for a colour, a feeling, a texture on the canvas. Louise rarely sketches or pre-plans a painting, letting it evolve beneath her brush, or knife, or fingers in a two-way communication with the picture as it develops. Many of her works have hidden, deeper paintings within, a chat log of former conversations which were not quite right, before they developed into the finished final dialogue.

Her work ranges from the purely abstract Prairie Fire to the poignant realism of Not For Sail. Most pieces dwell in the mixed borderlands between. While striving to remain true to her subject matter, Louise permits colour and texture to represent emotion and place.




Simplicity is a new exhibition at UpTown Gallery featuring recent works by Candice Leyland, ManChoi Chow and Sanela Dizdar. 

The show runs from May 14 to July 14. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, May 25 from 2-4 pm to enjoy the artwork and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served.


Candice Leyland:  Candice Leyland’s is a contemporary watercolour artist. She paints ethereal florals and landscapes with a focus on light, colour and mood. Using pure colours and delicate glazes, she creates dreamy, emotional watercolours inspired by the natural world around her.   

ManChoi Chow: ManChoi attempts to creatively express the harmony and interconnectedness he sees and yearns for, as much as the reality of the brokenness and paradoxical tensions of being human. “Simplicity” grounds him in the here and now.

Sanela Dizdar: Sanela Dizdars paints Venice in the warm, welcoming acrylic colours of sun that are reflecting on amazing ancient architecture. Water becomes alive when you take a stroll in a gondola.




Next Show


    A Moment In Time

    A Moment In Time is a new exhibition at UpTown Gallery featuring recent works by Jane Bayne, Carolyn Dix, Mary Lou Hiller and Aileen Pou.

    The show runs from July 16 to September 15 Join us at the opening reception on Sunday July 21 from 2pm to 4pm to enjoy the artwork and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served.


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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