Heather Franklin
Executive Director 
Telephone: (519) 886-4577

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To enliven Waterloo Region by being an inclusive hub that inspires and facilitates artistic exploration and creativity.

Program Impact

We deliver many programs for all ages and experience levels in the arts.

Button Factory Arts offers arts education and promotes engagement with the arts in our community through the creation and exhibition of work.

We believe in:

  • Inclusiveness: We believe that arts should be accessible to everyone.
  • Experimentation: We believe in artistic exploration without barriers.
  • Development: We believe in helping people grow as artists and art lovers.
  • Cultural Enrichment: We believe that art improves the lives of individuals within our community.

Donation Impact

A donation of art supplies will help an individual afford to take a class.

  • $50 will pay for a family to get a membership
  • $150 will buy an easel
  • $200 will send a kid to camp
  • $500 will help us start new programs
  • $1,500+ will fund a community art project

Giving Opportunity

To donate please visit the support section of our website and choose the amount that you would like to donate through our online store. If you would rather donate in person, please get in contact with our Executive Director, Heather Franklin. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 519-886-4577.