Hubs and Happenings 2014 - Corners

Award winning Corners has CIGI, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery and Waterloo Public Library illuminate the night with cool, welcoming and fun programming. Step into all of these fine local gems and be amazed!



Civic Polis, Art Parc, Corners


EventPeeks LIVE Social Media Wall-Check It Out by being part of it! #SLFKW or by sharing your vine videos. See it all LIVE at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, in the Rotunda of Kitchener City Hall, or at the Kitchener Waterloo Public Art Gallery. Connect and Share the Love!

Check out the LIVE social media wall.


Civic Polis, Art Parc, Corners, Le Village, Square 2.0

The LUXE Bus

CHC Realty | @LuxeWaterloo | Facebook

Jump on The Luxe Bus for a free ride between Kitchener and Waterloo! Sit back, relax, and listen to some live music while you're transported between the Summer Lights Festival Hubs! Brought to you by CHC Student Housing, the owners of Waterloo's premier student housing buildings, Luxe I & II. Bus leaves Civic Polis (at King and College in Kitchener) and Square 2.0 (King at Willis Way in Waterloo) every half an hour starting at 8:30pm. Last pick-up is at 1:30am. *Last bus leaving for Art Parc/KWAG departs at 12:30am.

Stops include:

  • Civic Polis (King and College)
  • Art Parc (KWAG)
  • Le Village (Princess at Regina)
  • Corners (Erb and Carolyn)
  • Square 2.0 (King at Willis Way)

Click here to download a map of the Luxe Bus route (PDF)




Advection by Robert Seidel

CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area | @_CAFKA | Facebook

Advection consists of several visual études projected on the continuously changing volume of a water curtain. Interconnected with both the circadian rhythm of their natural surroundings as well as the meteorological nuances of seasonal change from autumn to winter – the fixed études alter their density, texture and luminescence over the exhibition time.

This highly organic pictorial frame spawns a contemporary form of moving abstract paintings or associative drawings. The volumetric fountain, the pond reflections and iridescent flares shape a plasmatic spatial system, which is extended by a secondary video projection. This additional layer illuminates the surrounding area, integrating vegetation and the passing visitors into an abstracted mirage-stage.

Here, twining lines change their density within the evolving volume as fragile light patterns float in the bank of fog. The skeletal music composition is augmented by the sound of rippling water and the rushing fountain. Ultimately flickering projection segments and the emerging natural airstreams break the fluctuating formations, making every loop a unique permutation.

Produced by CAFKA and City of Waterloo with the support of Christie and Luther Village on the Park.

In Waterloo Park.



Waterloo Public Library

Waterloo Public Library | @waterloolibrary | Facebook

Light up the night by participating in a community art installation project at WPL. Contribute to the creation of beautiful paper lanterns (made from repurposed books) that will be lit and hung for all of the night's revellers to enjoy. 



The Making-Box Presents: COMEDY BINGO!

The Making-Box | @themakingboxco | Facebook

Making Box programming cancelled to illness.The Making-Box is Guelph's burgeoning hub for live comedy. Their house improv squadron, The Making-Box Brigade, is coming to The Summer Lights Festival to play their hilarious creation COMEDY BINGO! Audience members get their very own COMEDY BINGO card and play along as improvised comedy unfolds and bingo prizes are awarded. Within the Waterloo Public Library on Albert Street.



Art, Music & More...

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery | @CdnClayandGlass | Facebook

... come see what the Gallery has in store! Stop by The Clay & Glass between 9pm and 2am. This will be your last chance to see the fabulous exhibitions in our spring season while enjoying the music of Tim Louis in a licensed venue. Our celebrated Gallery Shop will be open until 2am.There will be hands-on activities for all ages from 9pm to midnight. Choose your activity or move through the ‘creative’ stations throughout the evening.Yo-Yos – Decorate and assemble one of the most popular toys ever. Wooden Yo-yos press fit together, and you can decorate the sides with personalized designs. Take your yo-yo outside to play for the night!Paper Marbling -  Shaving cream and food colouring come together to create beautiful paper marbling designs. Create your own design and use the paper for one-of-a-kind greeting cards, wrapping, bookmarks and other art projects.  Clay tiles - Design your own pre-fired clay tile or choose one of the patterns or images provided. Use pastels and markers to create and colour your image. Take your tile home that same evening.  Other creative stations to be announced.  Activities are free. Donations appreciated.



Making Magic at the Corners

Centre for International Governance Innovation | @cigionline | Facebook

Rick Haldenby, Associate Professor at University of Waterloo School of Architecture, will discuss the buildings at Erb and Caroline at the award-winning CIGI Campus in the auditorium (67 Erb Street West). The lecture at 7:30pm will be followed by a free public musical performance in the CIGI Courtyard from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, by the Nota Bene Baroque Players: The Lumina Project, sponsored by Building Waterloo Region.

Get a taste: watch a video about the CIGI Campus


Share the Experience

Summer Lights Festival Radio

Tune in at or click here to stream starting at 8pm.

Respecting the Process

Respecting the Process aims to honour the personal progression of motivating people & inspire with their stories. Check out RtP produced video content showcasing SLF participants.


Chalkthoughts is striving to provide high quality chalk art photos and to inspire people of all ages to “create art anywhere”. Look for Chalkthoughts during the festival and don't forget to submit your Chalkthoughts.

PictureThis App

Participate in interactive photo challenges during SLF and beyond.


Tweet your pics to #SLFKW and check them out on the live Eventpeeks wall, also projected on real walls during the festival both UpTown and Downtown.

Social Media

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