2020 Programming Schedule

Online July 2 - 12 

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair has an exciting list of programs planned for art lovers of all ages! Over ten art-filled days in July, we invite all members of the public to listen to compelling talks, join artist studio tours, give back to a frontline worker, or support the artists by purchasing a beautiful artwork – right from the comfort of your own home.

Art Talks       Studio Tours       Family Fun       TOAF Youtube       Instagram

Thursday, July 2

TOAF 2020
Kick-Off


12:00 pm | Instagram Live


w/ Tiffany Pratt, Designer and Creative Director and Artists Ebrin Bagheri, Anand Jaggernauth, Erin McGean and Lori Mirabelli

Join TOAF ArtLove Envoy Tiffany Pratt and some of TOAF's Artists, to launch the first ever Toronto Online Art Fair! Kick-Off our first ever 10-day online event as we welcome our over 300 juried artists in celebrating our 59th anniversary Fair #TOAF59!

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Friday, July 3

Artist Studio Tour


10:30 am | Instagram TV


w/ Alisa McRonald

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with one of our 2020 artists, Alisa McRonald. See where all the magic happens, and some of the process our artists go through to create their amazing works!
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2020 Jurors' Picks


3:30 pm  | Youtube
 

w/ Moderator Lee Petrie and Artists Micah Adams, Keith EagerKal Mansur, Charlize-Nhung Nguyen

Watch as we connect online and meet the innovative artists whose work stood out to our jurors during the selection process of the 2020 artist roster.
Read More     Watch the Recording

Saturday, July 4

How Art Collecting Works


10:30 am | Youtube
 

Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Supported by Designlines, w/ Moderator Joshua Heuman and Speakers Neil Brochu and David Mirvish

Hear from two strong voices in the Canadian art world: one, a former gallerist with a significant personal collection; the other, a museum professional with responsibility for building and maintaining a public collection. 
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Emerging Artists to Watch


3:30 pm | Instagram TV
 

w/ Tatum Dooley and Artists Stephanie Singh, Nami Ueno, Christian Applegate, Raoul Olou, Isabella Varrasso

Get to know the next generation of TOAF artists who are demonstrating exceptional talent in pushing the boundaries of their art forms.
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Monday, July 6

Artist Studio Tour


10:30 am | Instagram TV
 

w/ Artist Lionel Labeau

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with one of our 2020 artists, Lionel Labeau. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists go through to create their amazing works!
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Artist Studio Tour


3:30 pm | Instagram TV


w/ Artist Nicola Woods

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with one of our 2020 artists, Nicola Woods. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists go through to create their amazing works!
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Tuesday, July 7

How Art Collecting Works


3:30 pm | Youtube Recording
 

Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, supported by Designlines, w/ Moderator Joshua Heuman and speakers Neil Brochu and David Mirvish

Hear from two strong voices in the Canadian art world: one, a former gallerist with a significant personal collection; the other, a museum professional with responsibility for building and maintaining a public collection. 
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Wednesday, July 8

Artist Studio Tour


10:30 am | Instagram TV
 

w/ Artist Ross Bonfanti

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with one of our 2020 artists, Ross Bonfanti. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists go through to create their amazing works!
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From Concrete to Canvas – Making Art in the Public Realm


3:30 pm | Youtube
 

w/ Artists Jeff Blackburn, Marg Cresswell, Jieun June Kim, Leyland Adams, Karen RobertsQue Rock, Melika Saeeda and Alex Lazich | Bacon.

Street, mural and graffiti artists discuss their trajectory from small-scale ‘canvasses’ like utility boxes, concrete  barriers and gallery exhibits right up to small walls, 20 storey buildings and international street-art commissions.  Learn what it takes to scale up your practice and make a living while making art in the public realm.
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Thursday, July 9

Glimpsing the Future Vol. 2


10:30 am | LIVE via Zoom
 

Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, w/ moderator Laura Demers, and Artists Valentin Brown, Bruce Horak, Alejandro Rizzo Nervo, Claire Browne, Karina Iskandarsjah, and Yaw Tony.

This program will introduce you to some of Toronto's diverse, innovative and emerging artists. This fast-paced format allows each artist only 10-14 images and 30 seconds per image to describe their studio practice, process, and artworks.

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TOAF Awards Ceremony


3:30 pm | TBC
 

Presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Celebrate TOAF's extraordinary artists of the Fair as we announce the 2020 recipients of cash and in-kind awards, supported by our generous circle of donors.

Awards List     Award Winners

Friday, July 10

Glimpsing the Future Vol. 2


10:30 am | Youtube (Recording)
 

Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, w/ moderator Joshua Heuman, Artists Valentin Brown, Bruce Horak, Alejandro Rizzo Nervo, Claire Browne, Karina Iskandarsjah, and Yaw Tony.

This program will introduce you to some of Toronto's diverse, innovative and emerging artists. This fast-paced format allows each artist only 10-14 images and 30 seconds per image to describe their studio practice, process, and artworks.

Read More  Recording Coming Soon

What is Toronto's Year of Public Art, 2021?


2:00 pm | LIVE via Zoom
 

W/ Moderator Rui Pimenta and Speakers, Joe Sellors, Corrie Jackson, Bonnie Devine, Michèle Pearson Clarke, and John Samuels

Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 will celebrate and encourage the exploration of art in public places throughout the year. Members of the Mayor’s External Advisory Committee for the Year of Public Art 2021 will discuss their perspectives on this important City initiative and why they are lending their energy and individual expertise to ensure its success.

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Saturday, July 11

Fair Top Awards


10:30 am | LIVE via Zoom
 

Presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Award Winners will be announced on July 9

Sit with TOAF’s senior leadership and industry insiders as they take you through the 2020 Top Award Winners and get the inside scoop on what makes these artists and their work truly exceptional.

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What is Toronto's Year of Public Art, 2021?


3:30 pm | Youtube (Recording)
 

W/ Moderator Rui Pimenta and Speakers Joe Sellors, Corrie Jackson, Bonnie Devine, Michèle Pearson Clarke, and John Samuels

Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 will celebrate and encourage the exploration of art in public places throughout the year. Members of the Mayor’s External Advisory Committee for the Year of Public Art 2021 will discuss their perspectives on this important City initiative and why they are lending their energy and individual expertise to ensure its success.

Read More  Recording Coming Soon

Sunday, July 12

Fair Top Awards


10:30 am | Youtube (Recording)
 

Presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Award Winners will be announced on July 9

Sit with TOAF’s senior leadership and industry insiders as they take you through the 2020 Top Award Winners and get the inside scoop on what makes these artists and their work truly exceptional.

Recording Coming Soon

TOAF Send-Off


3:30 pm | Instagram Live
 

Presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Award Winners will be announced July 9

We can’t believe the fair is done already!  Join us as we have our send off celebration with a special guest. 

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Ongoing Programming

When you are not browsing thousands of artworks online, take a moment to check out our pre-recorded programs on Instagram or Youtube.

Power Kids: Take Flight

By The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
The fun and joy of our Powerkids program has moved with us online! The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery has once again partnered with TOAF online! They will be offering an interactive activity to engage your kids in the world of art, and create some art of their own. 
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StreetARToronto Nested Exhibition

By StreetARToronto
Toronto is home to some of the best mural, street and graffiti artists and art in the world. These artists and artworks have transformed Toronto’s public streets, laneways and parks into a city-wide art gallery! StreetARToronto (StART) is a suite of innovative programs designed specifically for streets and public spaces.
Shop the Collection of StART Artists   

Curated Collections

Want to browse special and unique themes of artworks? Explore our curated collections selected by Art Experts. Get some inspiration for the artworks you will bring home!
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