ArtworxTO: ALLSTYLE Mural Unveiling | Nuit Blanche Events | Intangible Adorations Caravan | and more
ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 is a celebration of Toronto’s incredible collection of public art and the artists behind it, creating more opportunities for the public to connect and engage with artwork in their everyday lives.
Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, ArtworxTO is working to address gaps in the collection, such as the under-representation of equity-deserving communities and their histories, as well as geographic areas of the city where there are fewer public art works.
From fall 2021 to fall 2022 the City of Toronto is helping to deliver more than 350 new murals, installations, exhibitions, art events, performances and productions, citywide. This year, explore your city and discover creativity and community–everywhere.
This week’s ArtworxTO Highlights:
ALLSTYLE Mural Unveiling – Sept 10th
Celebrate the completion of the 360 foot long ALLSTYLE mural at ArtworxTO Hub NORTH: Downsview (40 Carl Hall Rd, Toronto) on Saturday, September 10th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.
ALLSTYLE is a massive mural collaboration creating space for BIPOC Street Artists, Graf Writers and Muralists to express their best selves, cultural identity, and unique style with the aim to unite our communities. The mural brings together 9 talented artists from across the spectrum, shining light on ALL styles of mural expression exploring themes of ancestry, ethnicity as well as inner strength and radiating one’s internal shine.
Nuit Blanche Events at ArtworxTO Hubs
Don’t miss the chance to visit ArtworxTO Hubs across the city during Nuit Blanche Toronto on October 1st at 7PM until October 2nd at 7AM.
ArtworxTO Hub NORTH: Downsview at 70 Canuck Ave, Toronto
ArtworxTO Hub EAST: Scarborough Town Centre at 300 Borough Drive
ArtworxTO Hub SOUTH: Union Station at 65 Front St E
ArtworxTO Hub WEST: Cloverdale Common at 250 The East Mall
Intangible Adorations Caravan – Sept 7 & 14
An immersive, travelling theatrical & film experience that fuses Carnival with science-fantasy biography, performance ritual, circus and disability culture is coming to to various locations in the East End of Toronto, September 7th and 14th.
A multi-sensory interactive experience with robust accessibility built into each performance.
Intangible Adorations Caravan East York
Stan Wadlow Park
September 7th at 7:30 PM
Intangible Adorations Brickworks
September 14th at 7:30 PM
along a foundation, the weeds at ArtworxTO Hub South
Have you seen the new addition to the I am land that speaks exhibition at ArtworxTO Hub SOUTH: Union Station? Artist Chris Mendoza has installed along a foundation, the weeds (2022) in the Oak Room of Union Station (65 Front St E, Toronto), on view until October 2.
Follow the path of the vinyl score on the floor, scan the QR codes to hear Mendoza’s sound piece, and be transported back in time to the original shoreline of Lake Ontario, beneath the floors of Union Station.
Hybrid Skate Sculptures on View Now
Hybrid is a Skate Urbanism project that recognizes skateboarding as a positive part of urban life and seeks to integrate skateboarding into public spaces. Hybrid features three sculpture designs on view until October 15th by Pierre Descamps that invites the public to explore and play with the sculptures.
Rewind/Forward on View in the Annex
Rewind/Forward is a two-part public art exhibition conceptualized and developed by Bonjay’s Alanna Stuart, calling attention to the invisibility of the city’s soundsystem and bass music cultures.
Starting on September 10, Rewind/Forward will feature monumental portraits, taken by Jamaican-Canadian photographer Jorian Charlton, of five notable Toronto selectors (DJs) and soundsystem owners: Heather “Live Wire” Bubb-Clarke, Tasha Rozez, Ace Dillinger, Nino Brown, and Bambii.
Learn About Between the Eyes Via ArtBuzz Audio Art Stories
Pass throughToronto’s Waterfront and look for the scannable QR code installed at Between the Eyes (1990) installed at 10 Yonge St., Toronto.
Hear directly from the creator Richard Deacon using your smartphone with ArtBuzz. In this two-part ArtBuzz segment, Deacon shares intricate details about the sculpture’s creation and titling process.
ArtBuzz is a project led by documentarian David Tarnow. The digital program explores the real stories behind Public Art and Monuments within the City of Toronto. Through the integration of the ArtworxTO Interactive Map, users can access audio recordings of detailed information of over 75 artworks.
Weekly Seniors Arts Program with Arts Etobicoke
Join facilitator Marjan Verstappen Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11am – 1pm at ArtworxTO Hub WEST: Cloverdale (250 The East Mall, Toronto). Learn art skills, use different mediums and explore techniques with talented art instructor, Marjan Verstappen. The free weekly seniors arts program will run until Sept 29, 2022.
Help Shape the Future of Public Art in Toronto!
Have your say on Toronto public art and help shape the future! Share your experience with ArtworxTO public art, programming, and events by taking this quick feedback survey below and have a chance to receive a free ArtworxTO T-shirt. The results of this survey will be analyzed at the group level and will be used towards the evaluation of the overall ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 program. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Each week ArtworxTO offers several new programs, exhibits, performances, talks, workshops and more. Bookmark artworxTO.ca and check back often!