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Thanks for an incredible weekend of Art: Unwalled!

July 29, 2019

Dear friends,

The 58th edition of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was a smashing success. Let’s be honest: Nathan Phillips Square shines when it teems with colour every July when TOAF artists take over! They bring along an abundance of creativity, new ideas and boldness for the public and tourists alike.

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is one of the most accessible shows of this calibre in Canada. We are proud to create a space where people can experience art directly from the artists without barriers. 

Our Best Memory of #TOAF19

We were honoured to welcome His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, to officially open the Fair to the public on Friday. 

His presence shone a light on the importance of TOAF and the impact artists have on the economy of the city and the vibrant energy they bring to our daily lives. 

The Mayor’s powerful and heartfelt remarks about the importance of arts and artists to our city garnered the media attention that our artists deserved, and drew more members of the public to the square. 

This was, without a doubt, one of our best memories of #TOAF19.

His Worship Mayor John Tory officially opening the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair on July 12, 2019. Photo by Andrew Williamson

Glaciology by Anandam Dance Theatre. Photo by Andrew Williamson

Artist Ellicser showcasing live painting with StreetARToronto. Image by Andrew Williamson

Our heartfelt thanks to our artists, wonderful volunteers, donors, sponsors, media partners, programming partners, judges, jurors and 120,000 members of the public who all collaborate to put together this radically welcoming, engaging and un-walled art Fair. We are grateful!

Help us stay accessible and affordable

If you enjoyed our free programming, participated in our family activities, hopped on an art tour, watched an art talk, or simply enjoyed being immersed in this great visual feast, please consider making a donation to Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. We are not a publicly funded nor a city-run event (not yet). We put together this show in collaboration with the 360 artists we showcase, so please help us sustain this great platform and grow it. Your support would be so appreciated.

 

Enjoy our full photo album on Facebook, all captured by photographer Andrew Williamson.

Have a lovely rest of summer!

anahita and the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair team

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