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Home stretch for #TOAF59! Watch the Mayor's Message

July 11, 2020

Sold on Day 9: Heather Fraser, 'Almost Scrambled', 2018, oil on canvas

 

 

Dear Friend of TOAF, 

It's the second last day of TOAF, but there's still time to browse our platform of over 3,000 art works (updated daily)! If you missed yesterday's incredible Art Talk with the Mayor's External Advisory for the Year of Public Art, you can watch the recorded version here.

We are also delighted to share Mayor John Tory's special message about TOAF59. Watch it in full here.

“In the face of this pandemic, I have seen that art has brought our city together in spite of the incredible challenges faced by so many artists during the very same pandemic...
Our artists have been there for us, and now they need our support. With a few days left in this year’s [fair], I encourage everyone to visit torontooutdoor.art and to support our city’s talented artists from the comfort of your own home.”

We thank the Mayor for his compelling words, and we hope you feel as inspired as we are to continue supporting our artists. Enjoy today's curated collection of elaborate contemporary wearables by Jay Joo below.

Let's end TOAF59 on a high note for our amazing artists!

Sold on Day 9: (left) Joon Hee Kim, 'Outcast II', 2020, glazed porcelain, gold lustre; (right) Katy Montica, 2019, cement body with needle felted eye

 

Curated Collection: Jay Joo

Toronto-based material artist, designer, and the brain behind JJ Studio, Jay Joo lends his jewellery and metalsmithing expertise to TOAF59 and shares his favourite contemporary jewellery pieces from this year's roster.

View all of Jay's picks

 

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View replays of previous virtual events on our Youtube channel, and keep an eye on our InstagramTV for Artist Studio Tours and continuing Instagram Live chats with participating artists. Share your latest TOAF59 purchases with us! Don't forget to use the hashtag #TOAF59 on social media.

Learn more and follow JJ Studio on Instagram.

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