Call for Artists and Artisans: 2022 Queen West Art Crawl Festival

Call out for Artists, Artisans
19th annual Queen West Art Crawl Festival

Our arts and culture festival is back for 2022!

QWAC is BACK! Join us in celebrating Queen Street West and the artists, businesses, community groups and residents that make up this very distinct area of Toronto.

This year, we’re offering two exciting ways to participate in the festival:

What are the dates, times and location of the Queen West Art Crawl’s Outdoor Art Exhibition and online Market?

Saturday, September 24, 2022 – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday – Saturday September 19th to 25th

Trinity Bellwoods Park 790 Queen Street West (at Strachan Ave.)


What is the Queen West Art Crawl?

The Queen West Art Crawl Festival is an annual 2-day live, and 7-day on-line, celebration of Queen Street West showcasing artists, artisan, crafts people, community groups and residents that make up this very distinct area of Toronto.

This year we will again be offering an online exhibit in our Virtual Park for our artists, artisans, patrons, and performers, in addition to returning to our live festival in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

We are striving to create a unique platform for our artists, artisans, and patrons of the festival so that all can attend in person/virtually and be a part of our 2022 Festival this year.

Pricing and deadlines?

  • Cut off is April 30, 2022.
  • Non-refundable application fee: $50.00 (This covers all administration and judging)
  • In Park with Online fee: $400.00 (10 ft x 10 ft) Standard booth (Tent not included)
  • Online only: $100.00
  • Limited High Traffic Locations in the Park: will be made available for an additional fee after all applications have been vetted.

What do you mean by original art?

All artwork on display must be the original creation of the exhibitor. Reproductions of another artist’s work will not be considered. Exhibitors are permitted, however, to sell reproductions of their own work in the form of posters, prints, art cards, buttons, etc. Please note that the selection committee will favour original work over reproductions.

Who is eligible to submit an application?

Professional artists, artisans and craftspeople working in the following disciplines will be considered for the Queen West Art Crawl: painting (acrylic, oil, watercolour, and encaustic), drawing, metal art, jewellery, photography, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, fibre art, wood art, glass, Digital Prints and mixed media. Both established and emerging artists and Artisan/craftspeople are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2022

Artists can sign up here!

QWAC ’s vision is to develop, support and promote art activities which serve community members, contribute community life and reflect the values and cultures of the Queen West community. Enhance our communication tools to engage a wider demographic in the art and culture of Queen West. Promote the community’s artistic, cultural and creative assets and its heritage architecture, geographic location and creative opportunities.

For more information on the festival and how to apply, go to the Queen West Art Crawl Website for more details.

Questions? Contact us | 647-380-5252