Tickets are now on sale!

Limited capacity for this 2 day event! Click here to order tickets through the Eventbrite ticket page.

Art Talks Registration

Email with full name, number of guests with event tickets attending, and indicate choice of Talk #1 or Talk #2; details below. Free with Nov. 10 or Nov. 11 Eventbrite ticket, voucher or cash admission

List of Participating Downtown Kitchener Retailers

Posted below with discount details!

Out of the BOX … Meet Art$Pay showcases the curated artwork of fifty artists from Waterloo Region.

Their paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings and mixed media work range from beautifully rendered representational imagery to energetic abstractions, a 700 foot display that highlights the rich diversity of the visual arts in our region.

Participating Art$Pay Artists

Sanela Dizdar
Christina Edwards
Mark Essner
Cathy Farwell
Anne Filiatrault
Amy Ferrari
Carina Francioso
Jan Fretz
Jennifer Gough
nik harron
Maria Holland

Cathy Amos
Marion Anderson
Jim Blomfield
Melissa Bourque
Michele Braniff
Sandra Bray
Susan Campbell
Dominique Cinq-Mars Delay
Alan Daniel
Jared Davison
Barb Di Renzo

Roger Schmidt
Bill Schwarz
Donna Stewart
Denise Strong
Maca Suazo
Julie van der Laan
Ralf (Raflar) Wall
Trevor Waurechen
Becky Webster
Laurie Wonfor-Nolan
Carolyn Young
Nancy Yule

Jack Jackowetz
Jessica Jungton
Shannon Kennedy
Sarah Kernohan
Heather Kocsis
Žana Kozomora
Joe Martz
Jon Munz
James Nye
Christina Preece
Michelle Purchase

Event Sponsors

Art Display Sponsors

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts - The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce Fund

Art Talks - Free with Admission - Preregistration required

Limit 40 Guests per Talk. Included with admission to Nov.10 or 11 – Printed Eventbrite ticket, Art$Pay voucher or $5 cash admission required for entry. Email with full name, number of guests with event tickets attending, and indicate choice of Talk #1 or Talk #2; details below.
The Walper’s Barristers Lounge Cafe will be open during the Art Talks.

#1 Art Talk - “Understanding the qualities of good art” with David Kaye of David Kaye Galleries and Paul Petro of Paul Petro Contemporary Art. Enhance your arts knowledge and appreciation!
Sat. Nov. 11 from 12-12:45 pm. Doors open 11:30 am for Art Talk Guests only.
Location – The Walper Hotel Crystal Ballroom
Limit 40 Guests. 
Register at

#2 Art Talk – “Get more original art into your life at work and home … more easily!” 

Curatorial Advisors

Thank you  for working with 50 Art$Pay Artists to curate exceptional work into this show!

Aggie Beynon – Artist/Gallerist, Show at David Kaye Gallery, Toronto and L.A.Pai Gallery, Ottawa
Cherie Fawcett – Independent Curator and Artist
Faith Hieblinger - Executive Curator, Homer Watson House & Gallery

nik harron - Co-Curator, Art District Gallery ADG
Paula White-Diamond - Paula White-Diamond Gallery
Soheila EsfahaniArtist/Educator
Suzanne Luke - Curator, Robert Langen Art Gallery


Volunteers and Helpers! 

 Createscape Waterloo Region
Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Participating Downtown Kitchener Retailers

Legacy Greens - 10 King St. E. - 20% off Buck Naked soaps and bath bombs Nov. 10 & 11

Living Fresh Flower Studio - 20 Queen St. S. - 10% off regular in-store merchandise Nov. 10 & 11

McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill  352 King St W
10% all regular price menu items Nov. 10 & 11

Open Sesame -220 King St. E. - 20% discount at Open Sesame
Dates Discount is Effective: Nov. 10–17, 2017. Tue, Wed 11am–6pm; Thu, Fri 11am–7pm; Sat 11am–6pm; and Sun noon–5pm.

Prime Pita – 29 King St. E. – Free pop with every Wrap order

The Adventurer’s Guild Board Game Café & Tavern36 Ontario St.- Half price on all board games Nov. 10 to Dec. 24

TWH Social -  20 Queen St. S. – Half price brunch items from 10-2 pm, or ½ price apps until 6pm on Saturday Nov. 11

Event FAQ

1. Can I buy my tickets at the door? 
Not for Friday November 10. Those tickets are purchased in advance by credit card through Eventbrite. Tickets for Sat. Nov. 11 tickets may also be purchased in advance using a credit card or with ‘Cash Only’ at the door.
2. Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event? 
3. Where do I park?
Please consult this map of downtown Kitchener parking. All above ground municipal lots are free after 5pm.
4. Is the art for sale? 
Yes! Each artist handles their own sales transactions and art delivery arrangements. This event is a two day show so, if possible, some artists may want to continue to display sold art until the show closes, while others may have additional work ready to display.
5. How do I show an event ticket to DTK merchants for a discount if I pay cash for admission on Sat? 
The Art$Pay event reception volunteers will give you a voucher.
6. Are the Nov. 11 Art Talks suitable for young children? 
The content of both Talks are geared towards an adult audience.
7. Will there be food and drink at the event?
Fri Nov 10 evening reception will feature complimentary appetizers courtesy of The Walper Hotel  and two cash bars.
Sat Nov 11 the Walper’s Lokal Lounge Bar and Barristers Cafe will be open to serve during the event.
8. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email


Cathy Farwell - Art$Pay Volunteer Project Manager
Zana Kozomora - Art$Pay Administrator