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July 2 - 11Glimpsing 

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         TOAF YouTube         TOAF Instagram 

 

Friday, July 2

TOAF60 Kick-off

12:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Tiffany Pratt, Designer and Creative Director and Artists Zach Atticus, Celina KangStephanie Singh

Join Tiffany Pratt and TOAF60's Artists on Instagram Live, to launch the 60th Anniversary of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair! Kick-off our 10-day event online and at stackt market as we welcome this year's roster of artists in celebrating our 60th Anniversary!

StreetARToronto Tour with TOAF Juror Adrian Hayles at stackt market

3:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART) with Adrian Hayles, Illustrator and TOAF60 Juror

Join Adrian Hayles from the comfort of your device, as he guides you through Toronto Outdoor Art Fair's first weekend at our small onsite footprint at stackt market, tour the market’s murals created by StART artists and discuss this year's hybrid format.

Studio Tour with Julia Agnes

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Julia Agnes

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with one of our TOAF60 Juror's Pick Artist, Julia Agnes. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists use to create amazing artworks!

 

Saturday, July 3

Emerging Artists to Watch

10:30 am | Watch on Instagram
With Moderator Glodeane Brown and 5 Emerging Artists

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

Artist Chats with Sidia Atabales-Schnitzler & Kyungmin Kate Lee

12:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artists, Sidia Atabales-Schnitzler and Kyungmin Kate Lee

Join a casual conversation between painter and photographer, Sidia Atabales-Schnitzler, and contemporary photographer and digital media artist, Kyungmin Kate Lee, to get to know more about their creative processes, inspirations, and their works at TOAF60.

Art Collectors in Conversation with Hirbod Human & Farnoosh Talaee

3:30 pm | Watch on Youtube 
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator Joshua Heuman and Speakers Hirbod Human & Farnoosh Talaee

Collecting precious objects is a human urge dating back to the ancients in Babylonia, Egypt, China, India, Mesoamerica, Greece and Rome. But what compels people to collect art? How do they decide what to collect? And once they possess it, what do they do with it?

 

 

 

Exhibition Opening: TOAF60 in Virtual Reality 

7:00 pm | artgatevr.com
In partnership with Art Gate VR, curated by Daniel St-Amant and #Hashtag Gallery

Could this be the future of art fairs? See the works of 30+ TOAF60 artists in Virtual Reality curated by Daniel St-Amant, TOAF award winning artist and #Hashtag Gallery, in partnership with ArtGate VR. Join us at the virtual opening reception on July 3rd at 7:00 pm.

 

Studio Tour with Stanley Wany

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Stanley Wany

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with graphic artist, Stanley Wany. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists use to create amazing artworks!

Sunday, July 4

6 Q's with StreetARToronto

10:30 am | Watch on Instagram
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), with Artists Jessey Pacho and Elicser Elliott

Join StreetARToronto Artists Jessey Pacho from Toronto's East end, and Elicer Elliott from downtown, for a lively discussion on the evolution of graffiti, its role in movements for social justice. They'll also discuss the art of the aerosol can and Toronto street art styles from East to West.

 

 

Artist Chats with Shevon Lewis and Gizem Candan

12:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artists Shevon Lewis and Gizem Candan

Join a casual conversation with painters Shevon Lewis and Gizem Candan to get to know more about their creative processes, inspirations, and their works at TOAF60.

 

Live Painting with Elicser Elliott

3:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), with Elicser Elliott

Toronto is home to some of the best mural and street artists in the world. These artists and artworks have transformed Toronto’s public streets, laneways and parks into a city-wide art gallery! Watch an action-packed live painting performance by some of Toronto’s beloved graffiti artists.

 

Studio Tour with Tracey Lee Green

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Tracey Lee Green

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with painter, Tracey Lee Green. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists use to create amazing artworks!

 

Monday, July 5

Studio Tours with Kim Paquet

12:30 pm | 7:30 pm | Instagram TV
Co-presented by Harbourfront Centre, with Artist Kim Paquet

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with metalsmith and contemporary jeweller, Kim Paquet. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists use to create amazing artworks!

Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

 

Studio Tours with Nadira Narine

12:30 pm | 7:30 pm | Instagram TV
Co-presented by Harbourfront Centre, with Artist Nadira Narine

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with Craft & Design artist, Nadira Narine. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes artists use to create amazing artworks!

Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

 

Studio Tours with Olivia Mae Sinclair

12:30 pm | 7:30 pm | Instagram TV
Co-presented by Harbourfront Centre, with Artist Olivia Mae Sinclair

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with textile-book artist, Olivia Mae Sinclair. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes artists use to create amazing artworks!

Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

 

Tuesday, July 6

Art Collectors in Conversation with Aaron Milrad

10:30 am | Watch on Youtube 
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator Joshua Heuman and Speaker Aaron Milrad

Get to know Aaron Milrad, prolific art collector and philanthropist who has been supporting the arts and artists of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair for over forty years. Tune in to this illuminating conversation to learn more about how he fosters these connections and his passion for collecting ceramics.

 

Craft Talks - Meet the Makers 

12:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
Co-presented by Craft Ontario, with Artists Thomas Aitken, Kate Hyde, Stephanie SinghYaw Tony

Meet your local makers! Join us for a conversation with Craft Ontario members Thomas Aitken, Kate Hyde, Stephanie Singh and Yaw Tony. Find out more about their studio practices - don't miss the chance to peek behind the scenes, and ask questions about your favourite work! 

 

Exhibition Tour with Alex Kinsley Vey 

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
Co-presented by Craft Ontario, with Artist Alex Kinsley Vey

Take an exclusive tour and go behind the scenes with one of our TOAF60 artists, Alex Kinsley Vey at his exhibition "Iron Identity" on view now at the Craft Ontario Gallery, June 11 - August 14, 2021. Learn more about his creative processes, inspirations, and his works at TOAF60.

 

Wed, July 7

Artist Chats with StreetARToronto Artists Al "RUNT" Currie and Wenting Li 

12:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), with Artists Al "RUNT" Currie and Wenting Li

Get to know StART & TOAF60 artists in a casual conversation on Instagram Live. 

 

Studio Tour with Kim Land

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram 
With Artist Kim Land

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with light sculptor Kim Land. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes she uses to create amazing artworks!

Watch on Youtube 

Thursday, July 8

Glimpsing the Future, Vol. 3

10:30 am | Watch on Youtube
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator by Joséphine Denis, and Artists Mitchell F. Chan, Basil Alzeri, Nico Taylor and Queen Kikoyi of Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) Canada 

This program will introduce you to some of Toronto's diverse, innovative and emerging artists. This fast-paced format allows each artist only 14-18 images and 30 seconds per image to describe their studio practice, process, and artworks.

 

 

TOAF Awards Ceremony

3:30 pm | Watch on Instagram

Celebrate TOAF's extraordinary artists of the Fair as we announce the 2021 recipients of cash and in-kind awards, supported by our generous circle of donors. Be sure to follow @torontooutdoorart on Instagram to see Honourable Mentions awarded throughout the day and to watch the awards ceremony at 3:30 pm.

 

Studio Tour with Salbhi Sumaiya

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Salbhi Sumaiya

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with conceptual painter, Salbhi Sumaiya. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists use to create amazing artworks!

Friday, July 9

Artist Chats with StreetARToronto Artists Cedar Eve and Nishina Shapwaykeesic-Loft

12:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), with Artists Cedar Eve and Nishina Shapwaykeesic-Loft

Get to know StART & TOAF60 artists in a casual conversation on Instagram Live. 

 

 

Studio Tour with Becky Comber

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Becky Comber

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with one of our photography & digital media artist, Becky Comber. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists use to create amazing artworks!

Sat, July 10

Art Collectors in Conversation with Rudy Adler

10:30 am | Watch on Youtube
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator Joshua Heuman and Speaker Rudy Adler

Join Rudy Adler, top NFT collector, Co-founder of Wealthsimple, as he speaks with Joshua Heuman about his passion for supporting artists through various and cutting-edge ways of collecting. 

 

Live Painting with StreetARToronto Artists

3:30 pm | Watch on Instagram

Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), captured by Kalmplex 

Toronto is home to some of the best mural and street artists in the world. These artists and artworks have transformed Toronto’s public streets, laneways and parks into a city-wide art gallery! Toronto-based artist, legend, archive master, kreative warrior and lover of life KALMPLEX documents LIVE PAINTING by some of Toronto's beloved street artists at StreetARToronto's Landsdowne underpass project. 

 

 

Studio Tour with Alex Thompson

7:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Alex Thompson

Take a tour and go behind the scenes with one of our TOAF60 artists, Alex Thompson. See where all the magic happens, and some of the processes our artists use to create amazing artworks!

Sunday, July 11

Artist Chats with Deloris Chen & Jinming Li

12:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
With Artists Deloris Chen and Jinming Li

Join a casual conversation between digital media artists, Deloris Chen and Jinming Li, to get to know more about their creative processes, inspirations, and their works at TOAF60.

 

TOAF Send-Off

3:30 pm | Watch on Instagram
We can't believe the fair is already done! Join us as we host our send-off celebration with the TOAF Team.

 


Special 60th Anniversary Projects

60 Over Sixty

This outstanding digital exhibition, curated by long-time friend of TOAF, art consultant, curator and artist Flavio Belli, features sixty prolific senior Canadian artists to celebrate their impact during the milestone 60th Anniversary.  

60 Works / 60 Years at Market Gallery

Coming up this Fall is a unique presentation of every Mayor’s Purchase Award Winner since 1979 at an in-person exhibition called 60 Works / 60 Years, presented by the Market Gallery in collaboration with TOAF. Every year, the Mayor of Toronto, assisted by City curators, selects an artwork at TOAF to be brought into the municipal collection that represents the diverse perspectives that make up the City of Toronto.


Ongoing Programming July 2 - 11, 2021

Artist Showcase at stackt market

This year, we are going back to our roots with a small selection of TOAF60 artists at stackt market from July 2-11. Small, distanced, fitting for our times! stackt market, designed entirely out of shipping containers, is a dynamic urban space and cultural marketplace. We are excited to join forces with them to animate their site with the magic of TOAF artists. We hope you are ready and enthusiastic to meet artists in person, talk about inspirations, and see art in the flesh like we used to! 

TOAF60 in Virtual Reality

In partnership with Art Gate VR and curated by Daniel St-Amant and #Hashtag Gallery, TOAF presents a selection of artworks from the TOAF60 roster of artists in Virtual Reality. Please join us at the virtual opening reception on July 3rd at 7pm to tour #Hashtag Gallery’s first collaboration with Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and view our curated virtual showcase with over 30 of Toronto's top artists as we celebrate TOAF’s 60th anniversary and the future of Art Fairs. How to View the VR Exhibition:
1. Visit artgatevr.com and select your preferred platform (Oculus, PC, or Mac).
2. Launch the App, and walk through the doorway marked #Hashtag Gallery located in the lobby.

Curated Collections

Guest Artists, Curators & Collectors have put together collections of artworks to inspire you and offer points of entry for art discovery. Enjoy browsing these collections, we hope they encourage you to find works of art for your spaces.

StreetARToronto Photography Featured Exhibition

Check out a specially curated gallery by StreetARToronto, the Front Line Heroes Collection. Also explore the artist profiles of featured StARToronto artists. 

60th Anniversary Lead Patron

Public Funders

Special Initiative Supporters

Major Award Partners

Award Supporters

In-Kind Sponsors

Programming Partners

Media Partners

Community Partners