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TOAF61 Day 8: Welcome back!

July 15, 2022

It is our absolute pleasure to welcome you – artists, friends, partners, and patrons of TOAF, to the Square again.

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is back, celebrating our 61st year in person at Nathan Phillips Square. We hope you plan to spend this weekend with us! 

Over 350 artists are bringing you a fantastic and fabulous Fair. The range of works and perspectives is simply spectacular. There will also be everything from InstallationsArt ToursDanceMusicLive PaintingKids programs, and a vibrant Beer Garden to keep you inspired. We would love for you to join us in the Beer Garden today for the Opening Ceremony and celebrate the Award Recipients at 5:30 PM. 

Enjoy the Curated Collection of the day. In Land & Body As Memory, artist Zachari Logan evokes melancholy and the fantastical in a beautiful collection of drawings and ceramic works.

Yours truly,
Jini, Brett, Colleen, Darcy, Harry, and Robert from the Board of Directors and TOAF Team

Fair Public Hours

Friday, July 15, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 17, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Meet the TOAF61 Artists
Plan your visit
In Toronto Star
 

Curated Collections

Land & Body As Memory
Curated by Zachari Logan

Left to Right: Meditations for a Funereal DaySidia Atabales-Schnitzler, 2022, Chalk pastels on paper; A Dance With the Black SunKima Lenaghan, 2022, Graphite on paper
 
View Land & Body As Memory
 

What's On Today

5:30 PM | Beer Garden

Join us in welcoming the artists to Nathan Phillips Square. Opening remarks and the announcement of the Fair Awards Recipients will take place at 5:30 PM on the stage.

 

Live Painting with Brian Jiang

11:00 AM | Zone D
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART)

Live Painting with Andrea Rodriguez

2:00 PM | Zone D
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART)

Learn more about Live Painting
 

‘I Covet This’ Tour with Danielle Suppa 

12:00 PM | Information Booth

Emerging Artists to Watch at TOAF Tour
with Jacqueline Kok

1:30 PM | Information Booth

Peter Owusu-Ansah’s Tour

3:00 PM | Information Booth | Register here
American Sign Language Tour

Sign up for Art Tours
 
CHALKING, Presented by ĀNANDAṀ Dancetheatre

Big Smoke Brass Band

5:00 PM & 6:00 PM | Beer Garden
Presented by Small World Music

DJ Sawtay

7:00 PM | Beer Garden
With Adrian Hayles

CHALKING

7:00 PM | Podium
Presented by ĀNANDAṀ Dancetheatre
Watch Trailer

View In Person Programming Schedule
 

Ongoing Programming

Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Art Nest

Art Nest is a new TOAF programming initiative that provides six artists – having either current or past experience participating in TOAF – with an opportunity to push the boundaries of their individual art practices beyond the physical and conceptual limits of the fair’s iconic 10 x 10 square foot tent.

Learn more about Art Nest

Budding Art Buyers

Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Plaza, Centre of Zone A

For young art lovers and budding collectors aged 14 and younger! Experience the beauty and wonder of discovering and collecting a precious work of art. Purchase artworks by artists of the Fair at $10, $15, or $20. Thank you to TOAF artists who have donated small artworks to this program to nurture the next generation of art admirers and collectors! No adults allowed :-) Cash Only.

Learn more about Budding Art Buyers
 

Thank you

Thank you Innit Designs

 

Thank you, Innit Designs, for providing the gorgeous chairs in the Beer Garden for five years now. 

Innit Designs specializes in hand-designed contemporary steel and vinyl (PVC) furnishings that will give your interiors some serious design cred. 

Thank you Henderson Brewing 

Radicle Red IPA (6.5% abv), Henderson Brewing, TOAF 2020 Best Student Award Winner, Varvara Nedilska

Thanks to Henderson Brewing for 7 years of partnership. Make sure to treat yourself to Henderson’s thirst-quenching craft beers at TOAF’s unique Cascading Beer Garden this weekend. 🍻

Public Funders

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