A little about Neruda Arts

Neruda Arts is a non-profit music presenter dedicated to building bridges in the community through music, dance, drama, 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.

Yuri Y Jorge Studio Music Session

An evening of passion, energy and soul as Jorge & Yuri perform from their extensive repertoire of Latin-Jazz, Salsa & World Music.

The Jorge & Yuri Duo offers an intimate experience varying in styles and tastes but always remaining true to their predominant guitar voicing and stylish vocals.

The Duo was awarded The Spanish Heritage award by the City of Toronto, and has appeared on CBC radio, City TV's Breakfast Television, and Global TV.

Kultrun World Music Festival 2022

Dates and timing:
Thu, 7 Jul 2022, 7:00 PM (EDT) - "Feel The Music" at Neruda Arts Studio
Fri, 8 Jul 2022, 6:00 PM (EDT) - Opening Festival Concert & Ceremony
Sat & Sun, 9-10 Jul 2022, 12:00 PM (EDT) - Music Festival Days

St. Jacobs Baseball Diamond Outfield
3 Water Street
St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0

Vendor Registration

Do you sell ethically made products?
Do you want to participate in our festival as a vendor?

Upcoming Exhibition

The Art of J. Caz Bentley (1960 – 2015)

J. Caz Bentley was an artist who worked in several mediums - stained glass, ceramics, silver point, painting, wood/stone carving and wood engraving.

His many wood engravings, influenced by Irish history, are stylized Neo-Celtic designs, depicting the many animals represented in the traditional art of the Middle Ages. Much of his inspiration can be attributed to the years he spent as Alasdair of Raasay in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), a medieval recreation society. Sword in one hand, a chisel in the other, he never stopped creating.

Originally from Kingston, Caz completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts/ Classical Studies) at the University of Waterloo in 1988 and a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts/History) at the University of Western Ontario in 1992. At the time of his death, he was teaching at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, and left behind a legacy of students, who through his teaching, were encouraged, inspired, and enlightened.

Our 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.


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 with artist in residence opening event and gallery

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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.

Are you an artist? We would love to hear from you!

Are you a performing artist looking for a new community with support for diverse art forms? 
Are you a visual artist looking for a gallery space or have an interest in our "Artist-In-Residence" program?

Our Grantors

Our Corporate Sponsors


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