A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

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We can't change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently. - James Hillman


Candice Leyland is inspired by nature and influenced by the delicacy and transparency of watercolour. Candice strives to create paintings that are light-filled and emotional, encouraging the viewer to see the subject in fresh ways. Visit her at www.CandiceLeylandart.ca

Ida Tongs current work explores the meaning of “futuristic-philosophical” art with Artificial Intelligence (AI) since it is becoming a big part of our daily life. Recently, the passing of Ida’s parents has given her some insights while grieving. Her “fresh” memory of her parents is vivid on her drawing board and canvases, expressing and capturing the essence of human suffering. The good news is that, in the end, there is a fresh start.

Laurie Spieker is inspired anew by each sheet of art glass she encounters. The qualities of the glass set her ideas down new creative roads, and fresh designs result. Visit Laurie at Grand River Glassworks, where the studio is bright, the kilns are warm, and the atmosphere is welcoming.

Whether her photographic subject is a bird, flower, or fruit, Adrienne Zoe strives to capture the freshness of the moment and her feelings. Her impression of the Northern Hawk Owl is captured in the intense moment when it sensed its prey.  From her first-ever visit to a vineyard, Adrienne has created a colourful image that expresses her amazement in seeing vines that are more than one hundred years old bearing luscious grapes, ready to be picked. This image received a FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique, the International Federation of Photographic Art) blue ribbon at the Toronto International Salon of Photography in 2019. More of her captivating images can be seen in this show and also on her website at www.adriennezoephotography.com.



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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