Art Hear

Join us for a series of informal pop-up talks & walks on Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th.

We have assembled an incredible roster of curators, art directors, and community leaders to facilitate stimulating conversations for the everyday collector. They will cover recent trends in contemporary art, young emerging talents to watch, the most coveted wearable art designers, and buying art for your home.

All talks are FREE and last approximately 45 minutes. Space is limited. Make sure you register early!

ArtHear speakers and participants will meet at our Art Picnic area - the covered picnic table area located just south of the stage. See our Exhibition Map for directions.


Saturday July 9, 2016


Not a Millionaire, Not a Problem: A Frugal Guide to Buying Art

A Talk by William Huffman, Marketing Manager at Dorset Fine Arts
3:00pm - Get your free ticket now!

Looking to start, or build, your art collection? Meet William Huffman, arts administrator, curator, educator and writer - a true renaissance man with extensive knowledge of both the local and international arts scene. Learn the in’s and out’s about recent trends in contemporary art, collecting, and art fairs while relaxing in our beer garden. An essential toolkit for the everyday collector!


Emerging Artists Under 33 to Watch selected by YTB Gallery

A Walking Tour by Humboldt Magnussen and Marjan Verstappen, Co-Directors of Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery
3:00pm - Get your free ticket now!

Join Humboldt Magnussen and Marjan Verstappen as they take you on a curated tour of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s emerging artists. We are known for being a launchpad for emerging talents and this walk highlights new perspectives and fresh practices in art making taking place at the fair. YTB Gallery is Toronto’s newest artist-run centre. A nomadic gallery, they bring the freshest art exhibitions to the city, providing professional exhibition opportunities for Toronto artists under the age of 33.

Sunday July 10, 2016


Who, What, Wear-able Art Walking Tour

A Walking Tour by Sarah Dougall, owner of Made You Look Jewellery
3:00pm - Get your free ticket now!

Meet Sarah Dougall owner of Made You Look Jewellery. Take a 45 minute tour of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair as seen through her eyes as Toronto's expert in wearable art providing you with insights into design and production processes of this art form. Sarah has been at the forefront of the Jewellery art scene since her beginnings at George Brown College in the Jewellery Arts program. Sarah is best known as the creative entrepreneur behind Made You Look, Toronto's famous jewellery studio and gallery, representing over 100 local designers including 20 in-house artists. It's the who, what, wear-able art tour of the year!


Art for Interiors: the Practical Guide to Living Artfully

A Talk by Sara Levine Petroff, Director of Petroff Design & Kelly Dickinson, Events and Sponsorship Manager
3:00pm - Get your free ticket now!

Join Sara Levine Petroff and Kelly Dickinson for a practical session on essentials of  displaying art in your home. Get tips on how to frame, hang, light your pieces, and display three dimensional objects for maximum visual impact. A real-world interior design advice to enhance your creative lifestyle!

Courtesy of William Huffman