52 and 56 Regina St N. Uptown Waterloo
With a new show in the window gallery at 56 Regina St N every two weeks, there’s always a good reason to visit Art Incubate.
The five incubator artists present a celebratory exhibition of their work, complete with bunting and confetti. Take a peek if you’re ever walking down Regina St. and in need of a little pick-me-up.
This exhibition includes work by Ioana Dragomir, Melika Hashemi, Tee Kundu, Steven Restagno, and Jessie Rowe.
A party! All ages welcome - art , music, food and fun!
Where: 52 and 56 Regina St. N. Located between Young St. and Bridgeport in Uptown Waterloo . Look for the Art Incubate sign.
When: Friday May 31st, 4PM - 10PM
Parking is available in nearby city lots - free after 5PM. More information available HERE.
Art Crawl - Make it a trifecta! After checking out ArtsPay’s launch, head over to the Button Factory to for Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists’ (KWSA) exhibition opening. Keep going and you’ll reach the Art District Gallery just in time for their opening.
Peer into the window space at 56 Regina St N. where all five of the Incubator artists are exhibiting their version of an Art Party. Right next door at 52 Regina St N, ArtsPay artists are participating in an eclectic juried show!
The AP member juried show will be up all of June. The gallery at 52 Regina will be open to the public beginning Sat. June 1st, Thursday & Fridays from 4-8 pm, Saturdays from 1- 4 pm with extended times for receptions.
Open studios: wander around the artists’ studios - 4 - 7PM.
52 Regina St N: Susan Lewis, Ross Pritchard, Sharon Woodley
56 Regina St N: Anne Filiatrault, Melika Hashemi, Tee Kundu, Cate McGahey, Steven Restagno, Jessie Rowe, Trevor Waurechen
DJ Raflar sets the mood outside
Open Sesame hosts a pop-up in the lobby of 56 Regina St N from 4 - 9PM
Fo’ Cheezy offers gluten and dairy free options for purchase from their food truck.
Snack on some good old fashioned movie popcorn and party cake
Abe Erb’s cash bar has wine and beer available inside 52 Regina St N
Play with sidewalk chalk, emoji balloons, make a message bracelet, and leave us a note on our graffiti column
Gallery Open 4- 7 pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (maybe Sundays from 1-4 pm, TBA)
Art$Pay invites all members to join the party! Join us to see work that fits our launch theme of Art Party. Meet the artists at the opening Reception on Friday May 31st from 4-10 pm; a featured event at the Art Incubate Launch and City of Waterloo ‘Final Fridays’
Image credit: Vanessa Pejovic
Art$Pay is expanding its role with the creation of Art Incubate, a tangible artist support program, that includes studios and galleries at 52 and 56 Regina Street North in Uptown Waterloo. The two properties have been donated by HIP Developments for a two year period.
The Art Incubate pilot project is designed to offer local visual artists exceptional studio space with a focus on generating community engagement. The ground floor at 56 Regina Street North operates as a visual arts incubator for five emerging artists in a shared studio over a 12-month time period, with 8-10 practicing artists renting private and shared studios at cost throughout both buildings. The studios houses artists from a mix of career levels to share networks, resources, new ideas, energy and mediums. Interest in collaboration and community are requirements for any studio tenancy.
Additional sponsors of Art Incubate include the Region of Waterloo, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, Perimeter Development Corporation, and Miller Thomson LLP who will each support a young artist throughout their term, with Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. helping prepare the studios for occupancy. The program covers rent, a small stipend for art supplies, and payment towards an outreach activity.
For more information and the full media release, see here.