Neruda Arts Presents "True North's World Music Showcase"

May 29 2018 - 6:00am

Neruda Arts is proud to present musical performances by: Melinda Suarez, Richard Garvey, Juneyt, Janice Lee, & Ekhaya. 

We wanted to showcase and brag about some of our best and loved artists of Waterloo Region!Part of the True North Waterloo: Why Waterloo Region tour - an adventure in arts, culture, science, and tech. 

8PM The City of Waterloo and Uptown BIA present the amazing Alysha Brilla. An unforgettable evening for the whole family and our visitors from around the world.

Neruda Arts Canada 150 Mural Reveal

Oct 28 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Come join us for the Canada 150 mural reveal with Neruda Arts.

The mural depicts a story about the celebration of belonging, equity, social justice, and respect for cultural diversity within the country we call home. This is a free event to help us recognize the over 150 members of the community who came together to contribute to this piece. This project was lead by a team of local and international professional artists including:

Neruda Arts Presents: Emilia Diaz at The Jazz Room

Nov 9 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Directly from the south of Chile (Chiloe and Puerto Montt) and for the first time in Canada, Emilia Diaz brings her band to tour Southwestern Ontario, presented by Neruda Arts.

This concert will showcase the musical stylings of Emilia Diaz. Her poetic sounds and soulful voice make for a beautiful experience unlike any other. In Addition she will pay tribute to Chile's most iconic singer song writer, Violeta Parra on her 100th birthday world celebrations.

Check out Emilia's music here:

Canada 150, Charles Street Mural call for expressions of interest

Share your artistic talents
Mar 10 2017 - 6:00pm

Canada 150 Charles Street Mural

Call for Expressions of Interest


Artists/artist teams are invited to participate in a two-stage competition to provide site-specific, outdoor, public art for the retaining wall on Charles Street across from Madison in Kitchener. Each artist/team is limited to one entry.





Turkish Flamenco at Kultrún Gala
Jul 8 2016 - 8:00pm

This year the artists at Neruda Arts’ Kultrún Gala are exclusive to this event so get your tickets early and don’t miss out. Up first is Juneyt and his band followed by a 40 minute intermission, then Cape Verde's rising star, Elida Almeida will take to the stage.  The Gala takes place at 8pm at TheMusem in Downtown Kitchener – cash bar and food catered by  B@TheMuseum. Doors open at 7:30pm. There will be a silent auction and some give-aways, plus more surprises! 

Day Of The Dead FREE Festivities

Day Of The Dead ~ All Saints Day ~ Dia de los Muertos
Nov 1 2014 - 9:00pm

DAY OF THE DEAD ~ All Saints Day ~ Dia de los Muertos

In partnership with Alternatives Journal’s Night/Shift Festival, Neruda Arts presents a DAY OF THE DEAD interdisciplinary arts event at 157 King St West, SAT NOV 1, 9pm, FREE.  

Join in as we partake in a pre-Colombian ritual honouring the dead that dates back thousands of years. An annual event held in the 9th month of the Aztec calendar, Dia de los Muertos, is now celebrated throughout Latin America, the US, Europe, Philippines and now, Canada.

Sultry Brazilian Beats

For our first Show the World concert of 2014, Neruda Arts presents bossa nova artist Márcio Faraco with Philippe Baden Powell in the gracious surroundings of the Waterloo Region’s only authentic Spanish villa, La Hacienda Sarria! A Brazilian transplanted to France, Faraco has serenaded audiences from Rio to the Riviera with his delicate and masterful guitar playing and seductive vocals.

Philippe Baden Powell is a veteran of the Brazilian and international jazz scene and past winner of the prestigious Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition. Just listen to what Marke Andrews of the Vancouver Sun had to say about Faraco and Powell after their performance in 2012:

Show the World Latin Soul | Alex*Cuba

Jun 15 2011 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
$20 Advance | $15 Students & Seniors | $25 Door

Singer-songwriter Alex*Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba (1 hour west of Havana) and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. Alex is on the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey. Not tied to tradition, this Cuban-Canadian prefers his vintage Gibson over el sencerro (cowbell) anytime.