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November 10, 2022 | Doors at 7PM | Live Auction 8PM

Mark your calendar for the 2022 edition of ARTATTACK!, the annual art auction and fundraiser for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, taking place on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Buddies in Toronto. Doors open at 7pm with a live auction starting at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now!

ARTATTACK! is one of Toronto’s best-loved and most outrageous art auctions – an Oz-inspired Emerald City themed art party will serve as the backdrop to this year’s event, hosted by Ryan G. Hinds. The night offers art aficionados and novices alike, and an exclusive chance to scoop up work by over 60 visual artists and enjoy an unforgettable night full of surprises.


The ARTATTACK! Live Auction is a showcase of works from some of the biggest up-and-coming artists in Toronto. Our collection has been generously donated by artists, private collectors, and gallerists, and has been assembled by a team of guest curators: Malik McKoy, Tak Pham, and Andrew Zealley, working alongside Buddies. Featured artists include Jega Delisca, Jenny Holzer, General Idea, Tessar Lo, Zachari Logan, Ashlee Marcus, Michael Snow, Lan Florence Yee, and many more.

Caprice in the Distance by Jega Delisca


The Artist Limited Edition Prints have been a favourite at ARTATTACK! since it was introduced in 2013. Buddies commissions a celebrated Canadian artist for an original work, available only at ARTATTACK! with all proceeds supporting artistic and community programs at Buddies. This year’s selection is from Toronto and New York City-based Jessica Thalmann. With Thalmann’s piece, Reflections (Highway 407), ARTATTACK! guests have a chance to add this new work from a prominent local artist to their very own collection. Each of Thalmann’s prints is available for sale now at a set price of $185, with additional framing options available through our framing partner Akasha Art Projects.

Reflections (Highway 407) by Jessica Thalmann


The ever-popular Tuck Shop is back, selling unique art pieces and limited edition prints at set prices, with a range of purchase options for all ARTATTACK! guests. You can get a head start and purchase Tuck Shop items from our online catalogue from Nov 2-6, as well as at the event itself! We are excited this year to welcome Flamingo Market as a guest curator. Featured artists include Jess Dobkin, Paul Dotey, Mitsuo Kimura, Florent Manelli, Erick Ramos, Farihah Aliyah Shah, Elize Stolk, and Daryl Vocat.

Jockey Short Shopping Bag by General Idea

Grab your ticket and come ready to raise your paddle on November 10. Packed full of tasty treats from our event sponsors Sassafraz and Steam Whistle Brewing, amazing performances, silent auction prizes, and the very best in contemporary art, ARTATTACK! will be a huge fundraiser for the world’s largest and longest-running queer theatre, and an event you don’t want to miss.

An auction in support of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Thursday, November 10, 2022

curatorial committee Malik McKoy, Tak Pham, Troy Seidman & Andrew Zealley
tuck shop guest curator Flamingo Market
hosted by Ryan G. Hinds

7PM Doors | 8PM Live Auction
Tickets $44
Box Office 416.975.8555, or
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12, Alexander Street, Toronto ON

Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. Over the course of its history, it has evolved into the largest facility-based queer theatre company in the world and has made an unparalleled contribution to the recognition and acceptance of queer lives in Canada.

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