Life in Guelph

Arts & Entertainment

Annoucing the Loop
A new website and free weekly e-mail bulletin devoted to Guelph goings-on in music, culture an entertainment. Check out the site and register for the bulletin at

A virtual art gallery which was designed to promote and display the work of individual local Guelph artists. It is also a source of arts news and events, art show listings and gallery indexes.

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
A public art gallery which annually presents 15 exhibitions of contemporary and historical art and craft drawn from regional, national and international sources. A major thrust of the program is to provide a rigorous, in-depth presentation of contemporary art practice in Canada and to feature the 4000 piece University of Guelph and Art Centre collections which cover 300 years of Canadian art. Specializations within the collections are contemporary art, contemporary Inuit drawings and outdoor sculpture in the adjacent Donald Forster Sculpture Park.

Guelph Arts Council
Dedicated to encouraging and coordinating arts activities in the city, this council offers a variety of programs and services .

Guelph Symphany Orchestra
Guelph's own orchestra performs at River Run Centre and in local churches.

Guelph Concert Band
Dedicated to providing music to the community.

Guelph Jazz Festival
An annual event to promote interest in and appreciation of jazz. Join us and enjoy 5 days of innovative world-class music in one of Ontario's loveliest cities, featuring international artists in an intimate community-spirited setting.

River Run Centre
Guelph's magnificent performing arts centre is set along the picturesque bank of the Speed River in the City's downtown core near the site where Guelph was founded. This is the venue for performances of Guelph Jazz Festival and the Canadian Songwriter's Festival. Check what's playing and coming events.

What's going on now?
Check Guelph Events Calendar, The, or The Echo.