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Programming Schedule

July 8 - 17

TOAF61 started off with a lively set of Artist Chats on Instagram Live, digital Studio Tours, and web-based Curated Collections to connect you with a showcase of more than 400 artists online.

 

Artist Chats         Studio Tours         Curated Collections
TOAF YouTube         TOAF Instagram 

 

Friday, July 8

TOAF61 Online Kick-off

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

With designer and creative director, Tiffany Pratt and artists Montina Hussey and Pasha Moezzi.

Join Tiffany Pratt on Instagram Live for an energetic chat with TOAF61 artists to launch the 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. Kick-off the Online Fair with a virtual introduction to this year's roster of artists, and get ready to join us July 15-17 at Nathan Phillips Square!

 

Studio Tour with Vanessa Dion Fletcher

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Go behind the scenes with TOAF61 artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher. See where the magic happens, and learn about the process Vanessa uses to create amazing artworks.

Saturday, July 9

Karim Machado-Aman & Esther Slevinsky

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Tune in for a casual conversation between TOAF61 artists. Painters, Karim Machado-Aman and Esther Slevinsky, chat about their interests and inspirations, and engage with the TOAF community in real-time.

 

 

Studio Tour with Mesoma Onyeagba

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Go behind the scenes with TOAF61 artist Mesoma Onyeagba. See where the magic happens, and learn about the process Mesoma uses to create inspiring artworks.

Sunday, July 10

Carolina Reis & Émilie Coquil

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Tune in for a casual, french-language conversation between TOAF61 artists. Textile artist, Carolina Reis, and interdisciplinary artist, Émilie Coquil, chat about their interests and inspirations, and engage with the TOAF community in real-time.

 

Studio Tour with Wensi Li

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Go behind the scenes with TOAF61 artist Wensi Li. See where the magic happens, and learn about the process Wensi uses to create their wonderful artworks.

 

Monday, July 11

Kat Herden & Steph Cloutier

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Tune in for a casual conversation between TOAF61 artists. Textile artists Kat Herden and Steph Cloutier chat about their interests and inspirations, and engage with the TOAF community in real-time.

 

Studio Tour with Melody Juthamongkol

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Go behind the scenes with TOAF61 artist Melody Juthamongkol. See where the magic happens, and learn about the process Melody uses to create amazing artwork.

Tuesday, July 12

Ren Lonechild & Yasaman Mehrsa

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Tune in for a casual conversation between two StART artists. Painter and illustrator, Ren Lonechild and multidisciplinary artist, Yasaman Mehrsa, chat about their interests and inspirations, and engage with the TOAF community in real-time.

 

 

Studio Tour with Jérôme Guilleaume

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Go behind the scenes for a french-language studio tour with TOAF61 artist Jérôme Guilleaume. See where the magic happens, and learn about the process this artist uses to create unique digital artwork.

Wednesday, July 13

Suzanne Aulds & Selina Yung

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Tune in for a casual conversation between TOAF61 artists. Multidisciplinary artist, Suzanne Aulds, and collage artist, Selina Yung, chat about their interests and inspirations, and engage with the TOAF community in real-time.

 

StART Laneway Project Mural Tour

2:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Join Sadie Marshall, an artist with StreetARToronto, in exploring a series of new laneway murals and graffiti art themed ‘grit’. These works celebrate the resilience exhibited by local businesses and the surrounding communities throughout the pandemic, illustrate the strength and history of the Chinatown, and Kensington neighbourhoods, and showcase the resurgence of the legendary El Mocambo music venue.

 

 

StART Art Talk

3:00 PM | Watch on YouTube
With Artists: Paul Aloisi, Danielle Hyde, Christopher Ross, Monica Wickeler

Tune in to a thoughtful and community-driven discussion focused on the significance of art in the public realm, the representation and amplification of diverse voices through public-facing art, and the commissioning process for artworks beyond the canvas. 

 

Studio Tour with Sarah Fuller

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Go behind the scenes with TOAF61 artist Sarah Fuller. See where the magic happens, and learn about the process this artist uses to create beautiful artworks.

Thursday, July 14

Danielle Hyde & Lindsay Debassige

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Tune in for a casual conversation between TOAF61 artists. Multi-disciplinary artist, Danielle Hyde, and beader and sewer, Lindsay Debassige, chat about their interests and inspirations, and engage with the TOAF community in real-time.

 

Saturday, July 16

Michael Parsons & Melika Saeeda

12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Tune in for a casual conversation between two StART artists at TOAF. Illustrators Michael Parsons and Melika Saeeda chat about their interests and inspirations, and engage with the TOAF community in real-time at Nathan Phillips Square.


Artist Chats

 

Artist Chats enrich the TOAF community by connecting artists and engaging our online audience. Tune in on our Instagram Live for 20-minute casual conversations between TOAF61 artists exploring the themes in their artworks. 

 

 

Karim Machado-Aman & Esther Slevinsky

Saturday, July 9 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Carolina Reis & Émilie Coquil

Sunday, July 10 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

 

 

Kat Herden & Steph Cloutier

Monday, July 11 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Ren Lonechild & Yasaman Mehrsa

Tuesday, July 12 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

 

 

 

Suzanne Aulds & Selina Yung

Wednesday, July 13 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

Danielle Hyde & Lindsay Debassige

Thursday, July 14 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram

 

 

Michael Parsons & Melika Saeeda

Saturday, July 16 at 12:30 PM | Watch on Instagram


Studio Tours

 

Tune in for digital Studio Tours recorded by select TOAF61 artists. Meet the artists and discover the creative process behind your favourite artworks in these short, dynamic videos.

 

Studio Tour with Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Friday, July 8 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Studio Tour with Mesoma Onyeagba
   

Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Studio Tour with Wensi Li
    

Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

 

Studio Tour with Melody Juthamongkol

Monday, July 11 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Studio Tour with Jérôme Guilleaume

Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

Studio Tour with Sarah Fuller

Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram

 

Studio Tour with Jade Usackas

Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram


Ongoing Online Programming

 

Curated Collections

Guest artists, curators and collectors have put together collections of artworks to inspire you and offer points of entry for art discovery.

'Happy Van Gogh', Esther Doyeon Kim

Online Only Artists

The Online Fair has grown so much in demand and reputation that over 100 artists will join us Online Only from across the country and beyond (from Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba and as far as Trinidad and Tobago and India).

 

Community Booths

Every year, we partner with artist-run centres and non-profit galleries to share our platform and showcase an exciting selection of their members. This year, we share our platform with Amazing Moss Park Art Collective, Korean Artists’ Society of Canada, Olka Art, Temino Jewellery, and Toronto Potters.

'Still Itself', Jang Mee Park

Tangled Art + Disability

We are honoured to share our virtual platform with Tangled Art + Disability, who are dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities to contribute to the cultural fabric of our society. We’ve also invited independent artist and disability advocate Adam Cohoon to curate a collection of stand-out works from this year’s roster.

'Koi Princess', Apanaki

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