Call for Submissions: Riverdale ArtWalk | ArtWalk in the Square 2022

Two Exciting Outdoor Show Opportunities
Brought to You by the Artists’ Network!


Riverdale ArtWalk
Saturday & Sunday: June 18 & 19

ArtWalk in the Square
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: September 16, 17 & 18

The Artists’ Network is committed to providing exhibition opportunities to Canadian artists. By transitioning to hybrid in-person and online shows, we have pivoted to ensure artists have the best possible chance to promote and sell their work.

We will be extensively marketing these events and will deliver art and artists to collectors who have been without art in front of them for too long.

We would like to invite you to apply for these two shows!

Open call to Artists’ Network members and non-members. Please note that you must be a member to qualify for the discounted show fees at time of submission. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

Each show has $50 application fee and must be applied to individually.


• Destination shows for Toronto art lovers • Fine art ONLY • Intensive orientation • Run by artists for artists! • FREE onsite overnight storage for large work • 96% of ArtWalk artists indicated overall communications and artists support “Best Ever” or “Better than Average” • Internal Facebook groups, sharing business and marketing tips • Over 20 years of creating fine art shows in Toronto!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 21, 2022

Submission Fees: $50.00 (non-refundable)


Riverdale ArtWalk

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 18, 2022 & Sunday, June 19, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
PLUS Online!: June 18 – 26, 2022

Location: Jimmie Simpson Park, 870 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario

ABOUT Riverdale ArtWalk: Riverdale ArtWalk is a two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park, part of the flourishing Queen East arts district. One of Toronto’s premier outdoor art exhibitions, participating artists are selected through an anonymous jury process, allowing for an opportunity to participate in an outdoor art show that focuses SOLELY on fine art. Not only a top rated show for art lovers and collectors, it has consistently been rated by local artists as one of the best organized shows in Toronto. With our intensive orientation session before the show and strong artists support, 96% of RAW artists indicated overall communications “Best Ever” or “Better than Average”, You don’t want to miss this show!


ArtWalk in the Square

Exhibition Dates:
Friday, September 16, 2022: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2022: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 18, 2022: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

PLUS Online!: September 16 – 25, 2022

Location: Central Town Square at CF Shops at Don Mills, Aggie Hogg Blvd. and Karl Fraser Road

ABOUT ARTWALK IN THE SQUARE: ArtWalk in the Square is a three-day, public fine art exhibition at the CF Shops at Don Mills. With established and emerging artists exhibiting painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, glass and sculpture, in a juried show featuring ONLY fine art. CF Shops at Don Mills is where fashion, dining and entertainment come outside to play. Visit Ontario’s first and finest open-air centre with exceptional shops, restaurants and services surrounding a lovely Town Square. This upscale centre hosts shops such as Anthropologie, Michael Kors and Roots combined with restaurants, coffee shops and the Cineplex VIP movie theatre. In 2019, the CF Shops at Don Mills tracked over 17,000 unique visitors during ArtWalk in the Square, with store sales up 2% over the weekend. The Friday night will be a “Night Art Market” with lights and festivities!


Remember, you have to be a member AT TIME OF SUBMISSION to benefit from discounted membership rates- No better time to join then now!

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Membership also receives benefits in networking opportunities, education seminars, and exhibitions at Leslie Grove Gallery!


The Artists’ Network is a Canadian, member-led, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting visual artists in their business practice. We promote professional development and entrepreneurship by providing educational seminars, juried exhibitions and networking opportunities. Learn More

Leslie Grove Gallery (formerly the Artists’ Network Gallery) is the latest initiative of the Artists’ Network offering accesible space for artists’ to exhibit their work by participating in group shows or private gallery rental. It is home to the Artists’ Network administrative office. Learn More

Open Call for Submissions:
Group Exhibition at Leslie Grove Gallery

Our World: The Wonder and The Worry

Exhibition Dates: April 6 – 24, 2022

Location: 1158 Queen Street East,Toronto, ON (Jones and Queen Street East)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, March 27, 2022

Submission Fees: $50.00 (non-refundable)

Art can depict both the beauty of our natural environments and the concern for what we are witnessing across the planet. We have all seen the reverence for the land portrayed by artists such as Lauren Harris and Emily Carr. Alternatively, the works of Tiffany Shaw-Collinge and Edward Burtynsky have shown how art can bring attention to the plight caused by human development. This show will be a dynamic mix of artwork that balances the love and respect we hold for our natural world while drawing attention to the devastating changes affecting us due to climate change. In doing so, we can, as artists, add our voices to the call for action now!

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artists’ Network asks all Members and Non-Member artists to please send us your strongest original 2D or 3D work with an artist statement that deeply considers your relationship to this theme. Priority will be given to work that specifically answers this call.


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