Illustration by Jackie Lee


Mark your calendar for the 2021 edition of ARTATTACK!, the annual art auction and fundraiser for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, taking place on Thursday, September 23, at Buddies. Doors open at 7pm with a show and live auction starting at 8pm.

ARTATTACK! is one of Toronto’s best-loved and most outrageous art auctions. The night offers art aficionados and novices alike an exclusive chance to scoop up work by over 50 visual artists and enjoy an unforgettable night full of surprises. This year’s event marks the first large public event at Buddies since the theatre’s closure in March 2020. Hosted by Elvira Kurt, the space-themed art party includes performances by R Flex, Dainty Smith, and El Toro, alongside an out-of-this-world collection of art.


Word to the Wise by Devon Pryce

The ARTATTACK! auction collection is a showcase of works from some of the brightest up-and-coming artists in Toronto. The ever-popular Tuck Shop is expanded this year, selling unique art pieces and limited edition prints at fixed prices, alongside a silent auction with contributions from our community partners. Featured artists include Chris Ironside, TJ Garcia, Eva Kolcze, Shain Lambert, Florent Manelli, Malik McKoy, Devon Pryce, Jessica Thalmann, Lina Wu, and many more.


Portal 2 by Jocelyn Reynolds

With a more intimate in-person experience this year due to COVID restrictions, we’ve created more ways to access the artworks, whether at the event from home. All items will also be available for bidding or purchase on Shopify’s platform beginning September 18, and will be on display at Buddies from September 18-22, leading up to the event on the 23rd.

Limited edition print by Meaghan Hyckie


Gather by Meaghan Hyckie

For the eighth auction in a row, ARTATTACK! is proud to feature a set of limited-edition prints by a celebrated Canadian artist. This year’s selection is from Toronto-based artist Meaghan Hyckie, whose work has been presented across Canada at Olga Korper Gallery, Museum London, and Galerie Nicolas Robert. Her work is also in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. With Hyckie’s piece, Gather, ARTATTACK! guests have a chance to add this new work from a prominent local artist to their very own collection. Each of Hyckie’s prints is available now at a set price of $150.

curatorial committee Paul Dotey, James Fowler, Noah Gano, Alison Postma, Chris Rouleau + Sid Sharp

Live Event
hosted by Elvira Kurt
Thursday, September 23, 2021
7PM Doors | 8PM Show and Live Auction
Tickets $40 per person (book in tables of two or four)

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required
Box Office, or
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12, Alexander Street, Toronto ON
Accessible venue

Online auction
Online auction site open September 18-23 on Shopify.
In-person gallery open at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre September 18-22 (Sept 18 + 19 – 1-5PM; Sept 20-22; 4-8PM)