ArtworxTO: Endless Possibilities Mural | Nuit Blanche | Virtual Talk | We CAN Do It | 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:
Endless Possibilities Mural Unveiled
Endless Possibilities by Bareket (2022) has been unveiled at 2 Bloor St. East. Standing at 66 feet tall, the outdoor mural is a friendly and playful invitation to contemplate relationships with radical acceptance and love. Endless Possibilities is a collaboration between Brookfield Properties and ArtworxTO.
Visit ArtworxTO Hubs during Nuit Blanche
Don’t miss the chance to visit ArtworxTO Hubs across the City of Toronto during Nuit Blanche, 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
Fire Keeper, Raiden Levesque Talk
As part of HOME(LAND): Lighting Souls Exhibition, Fire Keeper, Raiden Levesque talks about the element of fire and its correlation with the element of the wind and their many meanings and roles for different indigenous communities.
Lighting Souls is the third installment of the year-long exhibition series for HOME(LAND) at ArtworxTO Hub WEST: Cloverdale Common (250 The East Mall, Toronto). The exhibition closes October 2nd.
We CAN Do It by Juan Cajiao Now On View
The community interactive art installation, We CAN Do It by Juan Cajiao (2022) in partnership with North York Arts is now on view at ArtworxTO Hub NORTH: Downsview (70 Canuck Ave, North York). Participants are invited to paint empty spray cans with the theme of environment, culminating in an exhibition at the Downsview Hub.
North York Arts is still collecting empty spray cans to be upcycled in this art installation.
Terry Fox Mural Unveiled
The new Terry Fox Mural by Alexandar Bacon & Quentin Commanda Mural Concept celebrating Terry’s legacy has been unveiled at the University of Toronto: Rehabilitation Sciences Building (500 University Ave, Toronto).
This mural acts as a beacon of hope, capturing Terry’s courage during his Marathon of Hope, while also uplifting and inspiring the viewer.
ArtworxTO Spotlight Emerging Artists Program
View submissions from our most recent ArtworxTO Spotlight award recipients; Sharon Zarita and Anisha Kuma. ArtworxTO Spotlight invites emerging Toronto-based artists to tell their stories. Artists, with five years experience or less, are invited to describe their motivation and the journey taken to currently practice in Toronto. Of these submissions, 52 emerging artists will be selected for the Spotlight, one artist per week for the entire year.
This project is supported by RBC through the RBC Emerging Artists Project.
Self-Guided Tours Along the TTC
Travel along the TTC subway lines and discover public art installed in and around Toronto’s subway system with the ArtworxTO self-guided tours sponsored by Stella Artois.
Using the Driftscape App, explore six different tours along lines 1, 2 and 4 and transform your otherwise ordinary subway ride into something memorable. The tours include bonus media materials, artist interviews and features pieces from the City’s various divisions: StreetARToronto, Percent for Public Art, and the Public Art & Monuments Collection.
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.
Learn About Reticulated Gambol Via ArtBuzz Audio Art Stories
Hear directly from one of the creators of Reticulated Gambol (2009), Christian Giroux using your smartphone with ArtBuzz. In this ArtBuzz segment, Giroux shares intricate details about the interactive artwork’s intention and creation 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.
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!