She Creates: A Festival Celebrating Women

Neruda Arts shines a light on women in the arts during this month-long festival of live performances in theatre and music, art exhibitions and installations, and social engagement.

Events will be presented throughout the Waterloo Region including at Neruda Arts Studio in St. Jacobs, at the Kitchener Farmer's Market, in Waterloo near the Perimeter Institute as well as a private event at Conestoga Public School.

- She Imagines
- She Enchants
- She Speaks
- She Resists
- She Illustrates
- She Performs

Join us at one, two, or all of these events celebrating women in the arts. Many of the events are free; studio performances are $25 and seating is limited! Get your tickets now!

Show support for "She Resists" - Woman Life Freedom Merchandise.

Order a hoodie or t-shirt and support the "Woman - Life - Freedom" movement!

As part of She Creates, we have released a limited supply of merchandise to support "She Resists" - A component of our She Creates festival

Friday March 17th, 7 pm - Concert at Neruda Arts Studio, St Jacobs (Tickets on Eventbrite)

She Resists begins on Friday evening, with a concert by Saba Zameni.

Saba, who recently moved to Canada after being arrested in Iran for being a female singer, has been adding her voice to the growing protest and will perform her music, live.

At the recent concert we had with Saba, the audience was mesmerized by her talent as she emotionally and beautifully expressed herself through her music

March 18th, 11 am - Kitchener Market Plaza

A free, live performance by the Saba Zameni musical artist from Iran. Neruda Arts stands with the women of Iran. Join us on Saturday March 18th at the piazza at the Kitchener Market, in support of a country fighting for their rights and lives.

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"She Creates", Celebrating Women in the Arts

A festival celebrating women in the arts with theatre, music, art exhibitions & installations and social engagement.

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A little 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 presents music, theatre and workshops that represent the diversity of the Waterloo Region, with a focus on promoting marginalized, indigenous, multicultural, and female performers.


Classes in languages, dance, playwriting, capoeira

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Workshops for felting, arpillera, beading, macrame

Music sessions

Music sessions - live, intimate mini-concerts in our studio

Gallery Exhibitions

Monthly Gallery Exhibitions which are accompanied by live music and art sales

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Our Expanded Programming

Following two years of isolation, social distancing and uncertainty, it is with great pleasure and anticipation that, on April 11, 2022, we opened the doors of Neruda Arts Studio, our brand new space in St Jacobs, Ontario! 

Can't find us? We are here!

Our address is 8 Spring Street, but our entrance is located at the back of the building and is 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. There is on-street parking on King Street, and plenty of free parking at the large public parking lot at the corner of Albert St East and Water St.

Public Transportation: Grand River Transit bus stop is just one block away at King and Front Streets. The route is #21 from Conestoga Mall to Elmira.

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