There are public spaces in the city of Cambridge featuring public art projects for everyone to enjoy. Over time, we expect a variety of public art works to express community values and transform open spaces in the Cambridge community.

Digital Light Projections Shows

In 2018, the City of Cambridge installed a digital projection system to display light shows on the facade of the Old Post Office building located at 12 Water Street South.  These shows have quickly become a community attraction and run nightly (Thursday to Sunday) throughout the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Holiday Season.  Content is scheduled to change seasonally and is appropriate for all ages.

Our projection show for February/March and April to August has been made possible through funding through the ReConnect Grant Program offered by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

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NEW! Tune your car radio to fm 92.5 to listen to the music that has been choreographed with the show.

Please note:  Some shows may have strobe light type effects that may be disorienting to some residents.

Digital light projections show schedule
Content Type Start Date Days Running Times
Winter     Suspended until Provincial Orders have been lifted
Spring/Summer May  Thursday- Sunday

9:00pm & 9:30pm 

10:00pm & 10:30pm 

Autumn September  Thursday-Sunday

9:00pm (with sound)

9:30pm (with sound)

10:00pm (no sound)

10:30pm (no sound)

Halloween October 2, 2020 Thursday-Sunday

8:00pm (with sound)

8:30pm (with sound)

9:00pm (no sound)

9:30pm (no sound)

Special Presentation by Conestoga College Graphic Design Advanced Diploma’s class November 5, 2020 Thursday-Sunday

7pm-9pm

Winter/Christmas  November 19, 2020  Thursday - Sunday

7:00pm (with sound)

7:30pm (with sound)

8:00pm (no sound)

8:30pm (no sound)

Cambridge Sculpture Garden

Located on Grand Avenue, between Main and Concession streets, the Cambridge Sculpture Garden is in the heart of downtown Galt City Centre. The garden features temporary and permanent sculptures along the river walk.

Cambridge Sculture Garden Sign

indigena domain

In 2008, artist and winner of a national competition, Stephen Cruise, created the indigena domain public art in front of Cambridge City Hall. This piece of work is a polished granite sculpture, honouring the founding communities of Galt, Preston, Hespeler and Blair.

Public Art Policy

In 2010, the City of Cambridge approved the Public Art Policy. The Policy includes starting a Public Art Reserve Fund through contributions equal to one per cent of capital construction budgets.

River Walk

In 2011, the Region of Waterloo, the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, the Cambridge Sculpture Garden and the Cambridge Libraries and Galleries started a joint project called Extraordinary Spaces. The project is a series of brochures about public art locations across the Region. Working closely with the local company Design Changes, the project produced the River Walk brochure from local residents and visitors to enjoy some of Cambridge's public art.