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Distillation - The Essence of Waterloo

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Centre for International Governance Innovation CIGI

67 Erb Street West

Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2


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One day only! Order advance tickets now!

What's special?

Projected photographs from nine juried Art$Pay photographers will be matched with nine local accompanists for an amazing one day only performance of sight and sound at the CIGI auditorium - AND! - special presentation of selected photographs submitted by local secondary and post-secondary students on this theme.

What kind of photographic images are in Distillation – The Essence of Waterloo?

This exhibition might include portraiture and people, landscapes or cityscapes, industrial details, history, architecture, iconic buildings or landmarks, favourite places, hidden places, residents’ activities, evidence of changes, of diversity, social issues, belonging… whatever that particular artist feels to be of the essence in the City of Waterloo.

Following each two hour performance exhibitions on May 26th , guests are invited to the CIGI Lobby to share refreshments with the photographers, talk about their Distillation work and take the opportunity to order or purchase prints.

After April 30 the selected Art$Pay Photographers’ names will be posted on www.artspay.org under Distillation – The Essence Of Waterloo, watch on the homepage.

This exhibition is in partnership with CIGI

This exhibition is sponsored by the City of Waterloo

On Saturday May 26 there are two performances

Doors open at 1:00 pm

Performance 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Reception until 4:30 pm

- and -

Doors open 6:30 pm

Evening Performance 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Reception until 10:00 pm


CIGI is accessible.

Free parking in CIGI lot, access from Caroline.

Distillation Event entry only at posted times at CIGI Main Entry, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo


$15 Non - Member General Admission

$12 for Art$Pay Supporting Members

Children 12 and under free

Cash only at the door or advance ticket purchase by credit through Eventbrite.

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1. Can I buy my tickets at the door? Yes , cash only if there remaining seats are available.

2. What happens during the two hour performance exhibition and is it suitable for young children? Young audience has been considered in the selection of the content. There will be a 10 minute intermission during the otherwise seated two hour performance exhibition. The photographic images will be projected on a large screen with live accompanists on stage. Each individual performance lasting about 5- 7 minutes.

3. Do I need to print and bring tickets? Yes! Every ticket purchased including ones issued free for Children 12 and under.

4. If tickets are sold out, is there a wait list? Yes, email info@artspay.org with your requested date and time, number of tickets needed and contact info. Art$pay will contact you if these become available.

5. Where do I park? Parking is free in the CIGI lot off Caroline St. Gates are raised for these special events.

6. Are prints of the photographic for sale? Yes at the receptions following both performance exhibitions on May 26th Each artist handles their own sales transactions and art delivery arrangements.

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Centre for International Governance Innovation CIGI

67 Erb Street West

Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2


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