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In light of the situation around COVID-19 and with the safety of our guests as our top priority, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Gala will be rescheduled for a later date, to be determined due to the dynamic nature of the current situation. We will be in touch again as soon as we can confirm a date. 

The Gala’s online auction will continue as planned so please visit the website and bid on any items that interest you. 

At this time, the Gallery remains open as a space for cultural appreciation and quiet reflection for our visitors, but we continue to monitor the situation and will issue updates if circumstances change. Updates related to our response to COVID-19 can be seen by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you in June for a beautiful, mid-summer Gala.

With my sincere thanks for your support and understanding.

Kind regards,
Denis Longchamps, Executive Director

The Clay & Glass Gallery

Annual Fundraising Gala

Postponed – New Date TBD
7:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Gala Honorary Chair

We are pleased to have as Honorary Chair for the 2020 Gala Parisien, the Honourable Senator Marty Deacon, representing the Region of Waterloo.

Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer

Brian Bourke, radio host at 570 News, will be the Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer for the evening.

Gala Parisien

Join us for an evening in Paris, when jazz and art deco were all the rage!

This annual event is an opportunity for supporters to have fun and raise funds for the Gallery. This year’s popular upscale event, Gala Parisien 1920, will include: Parisian décor, cocktail reception with outstanding French food sampling, photo booth, clay, glass, and jewellery activities, silent and live auction, balloon pop, live music, and much more!

Featuring catering by Chef Adam Brenner, a performance by Hamilton Aerial Group, and live Jazz by Murray Heaton, David Baldry, Jozef Teeuwsen, Elliot Gwynne, and Chris Stewart.

Tickets Available Now!

$100 each – Click here to get yours today!

Gala Parisien Online Auction

Get a head start on the festivities with our Online Auction,which is ongoing now. Bid on original works of art and ceramic studio experiences at the Gallery to support our programming! Click here to start bidding!

Thank you to our Sponsors:



John & Rebecca Short


Glass Activity

Jewellery Activity

Marilyn Allen

Clay Activity

Dean Hughes


Veronica Chapman

Thank you to our Supporters: