In June 1931, following an advertisement placed in the Kitchener Record, a group of artists held their first meetings together and the “Art Society of Kitchener” was born. Fast forward to present day where a vibrant community of over 100 artists still gather together to network, mingle and share learning experiences as the Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists (KWSA).
Whether a professional artist or a hobbyist, a painter, sculptor, photographer, or more, all are welcome to join our membership. Our monthly meetings are a mix of socializing and presentations to inspire, educate and celebrate the many facets of art as a form of creative expression and, for some, a professional endeavor. We currently meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Click Meetings for more information.
Looking for an exciting and active artist community? KWSA members have many opportunities to exhibit and sell their work at local venues as well as online. We relay locally relevant calls-for-entry to our members so no one misses an opportunity to exhibit their work. Our meetings inspire creativity, motivate you and train you to upgrade your art skills and business practices. You will also receive discounts at local stores when purchasing art supplies. Besides all that, you will make new friends who share your passion for creating and make connections with people who can help you further your art career. Join KWSA
If you are looking for a unique shopping experience, you will enjoy browsing through our Artists pages where you will find examples of art work and direct links to many of our members websites. You might find a new painting, a fabric bag or scarf, some jewellery items or a sculpture for your home or garden. Many of our members have an online website presence where you can purchase art directly from the artist. Enjoy a virtual studio tour at any time of the day or night! Use the contact information on each artist's page to contact the artist concerning questions or purchase information.