Yule Holiday Market

A wonderful place to shop for unique gifts in the charming town of St. Jacobs!Come in from the cold and sip on Hot Chocolate and Mulled Apple Cider while enjoying the various goodies available there.

Artisan- Made Jewelry * Art * Wood Work * Wood Engraving Prints Vintage Clothing & Jewelry * Puppet Kits * Children's Activities & More

Experience excellent live Music - a holiday surprise for our amazing audience.

Performing - Juneyt * Alison Corbett Duo * Charisse * DJ Yass

Live music is best! Free live music is better!

Recent Events

About Neruda Arts

Neruda Arts is a non-profit music presenter dedicated to building bridges in the community through music, dance, theatre, and literary and visual arts. Throughout the year, Neruda Arts presents free live music, theatre, free classes and free art workshops that represent the diversity of the Waterloo Region These events focus on promoting marginalized, indigenous, multicultural, and female performers.

Bringing The Community Together

Our Mission

Neruda Arts’ mission is to enhance cultural understanding and diversity in their community through the arts by providing arts programs, performances, and galleries while compensating artists fairly.

Our Vision

Neruda Arts will be a community hot spot for artists and art enjoyers, as well as a mosaic of different cultures, backgrounds and artistic disciplines.

Our Values

Neruda Arts values freedom of expression, with fair compensation for artists involved. We understand that everyone has a story that is worth being told, and there is beauty in seeing and hearing stories from different backgrounds and cultural identities.


Neruda Arts offers a variety of free classes including free language classes, latin dance classes & more.

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At Neruda Arts, we offer free art workshops for felting, arpillera, beading, macrame and more.

Gallery Exhibitions

Enjoy free art gallery exhibitions at Neruda Arts, accompanied by live music and art sales.

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Music Sessions

Enjoy free live music and intimate mini-concerts in our inclusive and diverse Neruda Arts Studio.

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What's New At Neruda Arts

Neruda Arts’ team offers a great lineup of events, free classes, free art workshops, live music, theatre performances and more in 2023. Many of our events are also FREE of charge and are made for all.

Top-Rated NonProfit

Neruda Arts is recognized as a GreatNonProfits Top-Rated NonProfit, and is a trusted choice for NFP art, live music, adult classes, language classes, a creative art studio and more. We are always looking for volunteers in the community that are as passionate about art and culture as we are. As a trusted non for profit organization in the Waterloo region, we greatly appreciate your ongoing support while bringing our creative visions to life.


Are You An Artist, Media Official, Volunteer, Potential Donor Or Friend?

We would love to connect with you!

Visit Our New Location

Our address is 8 Spring Street, and our entrance is located at the back of the building, most easily accessed from the parking lot located off Albert Street West, between the St Jacobs Playhouse Theatre and Hamel Brooms.

Please note that parking is not permitted behind the St James Evangelical Lutheran Church. Public Transportation: Grand River Transit bus stop is just one block away at King Street and Front Street.

The route is #21 from Conestoga Mall to Elmira.


"Neruda Arts is one of the most important organizations for Arts and Culture in the KW Region. Their work is authentic and Isabel Cisterna, for founder, one of the most amazing role models and mentors in our Region.

- Carolina M.

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