ArtworxTO Highlights: Last Chance Exhibits | Holiday Hours | Merch | Self Guided Tours | 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:

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Bande chasm deedn fanaai by Simranpreet Kaur Anand and Conner Singh VanderBeek on view at Hub Pop Up: Bayview Village

Last Chance to Visit Two ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub Exhibits

Visit the two ArtworxTO Pop Up Hubs at Collision Gallery and Bayview Village before they close to the public at the end of the day on December 31, 2021. Explore the temporary exhibitions, projects and events highlighting the importance of people and placemaking.

ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub: Bayview Village (2901 Bayview Ave, North York)
Curated by Raji Kaur Aujla, this exhibition observes the cultural significance of phulkari, textiles, and its associated oral traditions to probe our grandmother’s missing narratives from predominantly male recorded historical texts.
Closing: Dec 31, 2021

ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub: Collision Gallery (18 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON)
Curated by Emma Steen, Locating Self Care in Urban Centres continues the conversation started by Black and Indigenous curators and writers on care as methods of resistance and sovereignty.
Closing: Dec 31, 2021


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My Blue Series by Peter Owusu-Ansah, part of the HOME(LAND) exhibit on view at ArtworxTO Hub West: Cloverdale Common

HOME(LAND) Exhibit Closing January 15th

Experience HOME(LAND), a multimedia exhibition series curated by Claudia Arana that examines how concepts of land and its different natural elements intersect with the fluid and shifting characteristics of identity, kinship, belonging and home.

Learn more about HOME(LAND) at ArtworxTO Hub West: Cloverdale Common.


ArtworxTO Hub Holiday Hours

Visit one of six ArtworxTO Hubs this holiday season. Please note, special holiday hours apply:

ArtworxTO Hub WEST: Cloverdale Common
250 The East Mall, Toronto
Hours: Wed – Sat 10am – 6pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm
CLOSED: December 25th & 26th and January 1st & 2nd

ArtworxTO Hub NORTH: Downsview
70 Canuck Ave, North York
Hours: Wed – Fri– 11am – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm
CLOSED: December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and January 1st & 2nd

ArtworxTO Hub SOUTH: Union Station
61 Front St W, Toronto
Art is always on view, however ArtworxTO staff are onsite to answer questions and facilitate tours during Hub hours. Staff will NOT be on site:
Sat. Dec 25th and Sun. Dec 26th
Sat. Jan 1st and Sun. Jan 2nd

ArtworxTO Hub EAST: Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Dr, Scarborough
Hours: Wed – Sunday – 11am – 7pm
CLOSED: December 25th & 26th and January 1st & 2nd

ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub: Collision Gallery
18 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
Hours: Tues – Friday 10:30am – 7pm & Sat 12pm – 5pm
CLOSED: December 25th & 26th
Exhibition closes to the public: Dec 31, 2021

ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub: Bayview Village
2901 Bayview Ave, North York
Hours: Wed – Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 6pm & Sun 12 – 5pm
CLOSED: December 25th & 26th
Exhibition closes to the public: Dec 31, 2021

See details on each ArtworxTO Exhibition Hub here.


ArtworxTO Symposium Sessions Now Available OnDemand

The ArtworxTO Symposium: Public Art of Tomorrow sessions are now available to view OnDemand. The sold-out virtual symposium ran from November 22 to 24 and discussed the future role of art and artists within urban centres. Viewers can watch all 21 recorded ArtworxTO Symposium sessions or pick the sessions that resonate most. ArtworxTO Symposium Session Highlights Include: Community Engagement Through Public Arts & Placemaking, Art and its Publics: What Makes a Successful Public Place, What Actions to Take Today for a Better Public Art Future? and more!

Watch ArtworxTO Symposium Sessions OnDemand


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Screen cap of ArtworxTO merchandise available for purchase on Artworxto.ca. All proceeds to go to RISE Edutainment.

Purchase ArtworxTO Merchandise this Holiday!

ArtworxTO branded merch is now available for purchase. The collection was created by Toronto artist and graphic designer Mark Stoddart. From sweatshirts and T’s, to masks and jackets, the ArworxTO collection has options for everyone. All proceeds from the sale of ArtworxTO merchandise will go towards RISE Edutainment. R.I.S.E. is a grassroots organization empowering Black youth. The name stands for Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere and, through their Edutainment methodology, RISE empowers BIPOC youth in the Greater Toronto Area to create meaningful art rooted in self-knowledge and self-expression. RISE also trains youth in media arts production; providing youth with the platforms necessary to perform, learn, and develop leadership skills.

Buy now and support local artists!

Learn more about RISE Edutainment


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Maple Leaf Square – Connection (2011) by United Visual Artists located at 15 York Street, Maple Leaf Square, Toronto

Plan Your Own Public Art Tour this Holiday Season

Use the Interactive ArtworxTO Map to discover public art near you. Use the filters to sort through artist, artwork name, type, neighbourhood, or City program and favourite all the works you’d like to visit. Create your own customized route with the GPS-enabled Interactive ArtworxTO map and email it to yourself and friends.

Learn more about the Interactive ArtworxTO Map


Artist Online Store Directory

Do You Have Art for Sale? Are you selling your artwork online? If so, get listed on the #ArtworxTO Artist Online Store Directory. We are building a directory of artist online stores to help the public find works that are available for purchase. If you would like to be listed in the directory, please fill out this form and submit your info below.

Learn more about the Artist Online Store Directory


Each week ArtworxTO offers several new programs, exhibits, performances, talks, workshops and more. Bookmark artworxTO.ca and check back often!

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Contact Information:
Sue Holland
sue.holland@artworxto.ca