Show Your Support for CAFKA on Giving Tuesday!

Hello CAFKA friends and supporters,

Thanks to supporters and volunteers like you, we did it!

CAFKA’s 12th exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region was a stunning success!!


Nothing’s gonna stop us now! 

We are going big and bright in 2019. Watch for exciting CAFKA exhibitions at The Walper Hotel & Conestoga Mall. We want to reach as many people as we can. Please support our programming this Giving Tuesday.

Donate to CAFKA

Help us continue to grow and bring more ground-breaking contemporary art to the Waterloo Region. CAFKA is a registered charity and your donations are tax deductible.  

Upcoming exhibitions and lectures

March 2019
CAFKA is preparing for the second edition of CAFKA@The Walper Hotel in March of 2019. Five years after the first edition, we are returning to a newly renovated and restyled Walper Hotel. We'll be announcing the line-up of artists and projects soon!
May 2019
CAFKA is thrilled to bring Guillermo Gómez-Peña from Los Angeles for our Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series. Gómez-Peña is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist and educator who has contributed to cultural debates for nearly 30 years. During his stay in Kitchener, Gómez-Peña will be leading a two-day performance workshop. 
June 2019
Following the positive response to Marcia Huyer’s Negotiating +/- during CAFKA.18, Conestoga Mall has asked CAFKA to once again activate the public space. CAFKA is working with ArtShine to provide a hands-on interpretive art education experience for families visiting the mall on weekends while the installation in place. 
June 2020
CAFKA.20: CAFKA will launch its 13th exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Waterloo Region.
STAY TUNED and please,
to support our programming
CAFKA is proud to have a dedicated group of artists and arts professionals that volunteer their time and expertise to program CAFKA exhibitions and lectures. Thank you to our Programming committee members Cherie Fawcett And Lauren Weinberg (Co-Chairs), Mélika Hashemi, Žana Kozomora, Tess Martens, Don Russell, Saša Rajšić, and Tait Wilman.

Our supporters love that we bring the contemporary art world to the streets of the Waterloo Region. We bring the avant-garde, the newest and neatest, the baffling, the humorous, the moving, the absurd and the meaningful, all through the medium of public art. Free of charge and open to all.  

Victoria Kent
CAFKA Fundraising Chair


Image top: Janice Jo Lee performing on Benoît Maubrey's ARENA, Carl Zehr Square, Kitchener City Hall, CAFKA.18. Photo by Shaquille de Peazer.

Image cluster, clockwise: The artist Benoît Maubrey and Arena at Lot42, photo by Anthony Reinhart; Anna van Milligen's Churchin the Berlin Tower Gallery at Kitchener City Hall, photo by Isaac Ayala; Marcia Huyer's Negotiating +/- at Conestoga Mall, Waterloo, photo by Michelle Purchase; Lucy Pullen's RECOGNIZE EVERYONE at NORTH, 27 Gaukel Street, Kitchener.


CAFKA gratefully acknowledges its supporters

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Art Stars

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Rex Lingwood & Wendy Mitchinson

The Schwartz Family

Brian Hawthornthwaite, Dan McCormick

Gerhard & Hilda Pries

Ron Harder, Trent Bauman, Anthony Salomone, Tara Cooper






David Critch, Gary Foster, Jennifer Hurley, David Jensenius, Betty Anne Keller, Victoria Kent, Helen Lavigne, Marcel O'Gorman, Suzanne Seah, Caroline Simpson, Gordon Hatt, Victoria Kent, Dean Hughes, 



Fran Barnett, Kate Dalgleish, Stewart Lindsay, Amy Ross, Bruce Taylor, Jennifer Vasic, Colin Ellard, Roberta Grosland, Fran Barnett, Kate   Dalgleish, Jennifer Vasic, Melissa Bowman, Breana Walker


Art Lovers

Paulina Cisneros, Cherie Fawcett, Aaron Francis, Ted Gibbons, Matthew Reynolds, Jenna van Klaveren, Lauren Weinberg, Laura Moza Ohashi, Aaron Francis, Paulina Cisneros Colin, Ted Gibbons, Jenna van Klaveren, Jacqueline Terry, Kate Swift



Isaac Ayala, Sherry Czekus, Kaitlin Dedman, Christina DiPaola, Carolyn Earnest, Maureen Ellis, Cherie Fawcett, Aaron Francis, Reese Hart, James Howe, Tiffany Howes, Milan Kozamora, Tee Kundu, Helena Kwiecinski, Ryan Leandres, Karen Malcolm, Andrea Mauro, Emma McKay, Matthew Mousseau, Ian Newton, Eryn O'Neill, Lindsay Orr, Sasa Rajsic, Joe Rawlings, Mark Resmer, John Schanck, Frank Seglenieks, Beth Timmer, Emily Traichel, Hannah Van Opstal, Thomas Vicario, Max Whelan, Annette Woloszyn, Gary Young, Cheng Zhong.