Opening Reception: Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists Members' Show

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Central Library
Art Gallery

Event Details

KW Society of Artists is over 80 years old and has approximately 100 members. KWSA has members who are hobbyists, as well as many part-time and full-time professional artists.  As a social organization, meetings are oriented towards conversation, presentations and announcements. Networking among fellow artists is the foundation of KWSA.

The formation of this art society was the inspiration of Ralph Connor (1895-1951) who came to Canada from England with his parents at the age of 18.  He became President and General Manager of The Deluxe Upholstering Company in Waterloo.  A fine artist himself, he was President of the local Art Society for many years.  In June 1931 following an advertisement placed in the Kitchener Record, a group of artists held their first meetings in the Oak Room at Schreiters Furniture store in Kitchener. 

Event Type(s): Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Age Group(s): All Ages
Stephanie Donkers-Schmalz
(519) 743-0271 ext. 226