Arts, Culture and Heritage

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Elizabeth Bender
Cultural Coordinator
400 Tower Street South, Fergus, ON
N1M 2P7
Phone: 519.846.9691 x336
Email: Click to send email

Deb Dalziel
Tourism & Destination Coordinator
10 East Mill Street, Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691 x380
Email: Click to send email

​​If when you think of Elora and Fergus, you think of the dramatic beauty of the Elora Gorge, world class festivals, a haven of arts and culture, all with a heritage river running through it, well, you'd be right!

When you journey through the towns, villages and countryside that is Centre Wellington, you'll be amazed by what you find. Historic buildings that are whispering tales of yesteryear, natural surroundings offering beauty second to none, dynamic festivals and events, charming downtowns, brilliant and creative souls, sporting and recreation and a cultural spirit that shines through in everything we do!

Adventure or calm, relaxation or thrills, Centre Wellington is your go-to cultural destination for a day, a week, for life.

Here is a sampling of just some of the arts, culture and heritage we have to offer:

Wellington County Museum & Archives

Our spirit of place is strong, and the telling of it can be found in the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Standing like a hilltop sentinel between Elora and Fergus, the Museum is the jewel of our heritage crown and a welcome rest stop on the Elora Cataract Trailway.

Elora Centre for the Arts

The house where Art lives. This former school-house is a vibrant community arts organization and gallery exhibiting local, provincial and national artists, as well as offering arts related classes for people of all ages. The Centre also houses an independently run Montessori School and is host to many annual festivals and events.

Registration open for Fall Programming!

We're thrilled to once again be offering a diverse range of adult & children's classes! Including full day PD Day Camps... also 'New' this year a 3 Day Winter Art Camp, Studio Sessions with Kreso Cavlovic and Joel Masewich, Watercolour Basics with Arlene Saunders, Cooking classes in affiliation with Bungalow 55 and much, much more!
For full programming details please visit the Elora Centre for the Arts Website​

Fergus Grand Theatre  

A part of downtown Fergus since 1928, the historic Fergus Grand Theatre is the region's premier live performance venue. Each season showcases a diverse line-up of events in this heritage building.

Art Galleries

Artists of every medium and flavour continue to live, work and exhibit in Elora and Fergus. Independent galleries line our streets and nestle in our hillsides, showcasing both Canadian and International talent.

Elora Arts Council

Established in 1989, this group of creative minds sought to build on an already vibrant arts scene. To date, they have founded and supported many arts related initiatives including the annual Elora Fergus Studio Tour, Insights Juried Arts Exhibit, Art in Public Places and the Elora Writers' Festival.


Culture is everywhere in Centre Wellington! From Culture Days' Celebrations to our Cultural Directory. The Cultural Action Plan engaged over 1000 community members who demonstrated that in Centre Wellington – Culture Matters!


Elora and Fergus are famous for their rich history, heritage buildings and significant landmarks. Find out more about how the Township of Centre Wellington is working to recognize this past and preserve it for future generations.