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TOAF61 Day 9: There is nothing like this

July 16, 2022

Nathan Phillips Square is bursting with palpable energy. You have to be here to feel it. 

There is nothing like a gathering of 350+ artists and 100,000+ art lovers in one space. The reunion has been a delight for everyone! 

Our programming is in full swing and we love every minute of it. 

We love to see our audiences walking home with new works of art and the tangible sold stickers in artists' booths. Online sales are also coming through strongly! 

The media has also been giving TOAF some love, with artist interviews and coverage of the Fair. If you can’t make it to the Fair, our social media channels have loads of jazzy content that will make you feel like you are with us. 

But if you are in and around Toronto, this is where you want to spend your summer weekend. 🍉

Enjoy today’s Curated Collection of organic vessels and earthly artifacts in GROUNDING OBJECTS brought to you by Toronto-based artist and visual philosopher Dahae Song
 

Cheers, 
Heather, Jane, Polen, Wing & TOAF Team

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Curated Collections

GROUNDING OBJECTS
Curated by Dahae Song

Left to Right: Stack Vase . Meta-MorphicCelina Kang, 2022, Porcelain; VasePatrick Yeung, 2021, Stoneware & glazes
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What's On Today

Fair Awards Tour

10:30 AM | Information Booth

Francophone Artists at TOAF with Dyana Ouvrard

12:00 PM | Information Booth
Co-presented by Le Labo
French-language tour

Art Collectors in Conversation with Hirbod Human 

1:30 PM | Information Booth

Behind Art Nest with Asad Raza

3:00 PM | Information Booth

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Live Painting with Jordan McKie

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

Live Painting with Ghazaleh Rastgar

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

Learn more about Live Painting
 

Power Kids - Colourful World

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17
11:00 AM | 12:30 PM | 2:00 PM
Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Dive into a world of colour, collage, and layers as Nilou Salimi facilitates this Power Kids workshop inspired by Biba Esaad, last year’s Power Plant Emerging Artist Award recipient. Explore a favourite memory or a dream for the future by creating outline images and layering on colour, texture, and design! Curated for young art makers, but all ages are welcome!

Learn more about Kids Zone
 
If I Should Stumble, Dance Performance, Choreography by Jenn Goodwin

If I Should Stumble 

12:00 PM | 2:30 PM | Beer Garden
Choreography by Jenn Goodwin

Maria & The Band

1:00 PM | Beer Garden
Presented by Small World Music

Ammoye

4:00 PM | Beer Garden
Presented by Small World Music

DJ Sawtay

5:00 PM | Beer Garden
With Adrian Hayles

CHALKING

7:00 PM | Podium
Presented by ĀNANDAṀ Dancetheatre

Learn more about Performances
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Ongoing Programming

StreetARToronto Photography Featured Exhibition

StART and the City: The Evolution of Street Art in Toronto

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

Rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion since its inception in 2012 StreetARToronto (StART) has sought out and worked with artists from diverse communities to create and showcase some of the best mural, street and graffiti art and artists globally. These artists and artworks have transformed Toronto’s public streets, laneways, and parks into a city-wide art gallery! A gallery that says 'Welcome' to everyone, from everywhere. 

Learn more about #StARTatTOAF
 

Thank you

Thanks to Gladstone House for setting up a new award for the artists of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. The recipient will have the opportunity to showcase their artworks at Gladstone House for one year with a $1,000 artist fee.

The Gladstone House generously has been providing our volunteers and team with scrumptious and nourishing lunches throughout the Fair. THANK YOU 💙
 
 

Finding new homes

Sold: Left to Right: Autumn in a PondOlena Lopatina, 2019, Oil on canvas; Blue Skies, Kim Land, 2022, Mixed - paper, driftwood, reed, and electrical components
 
 
 

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