Call for Submissions: Riverdale ArtWalk | ArtWalk in the Square 2023

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

Riverdale ArtWalk – celebrating its 25th year!
Saturday & Sunday: June 3 & 4
Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto

ArtWalk in the Square
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: September 22, 23 & 24
CF Shops at Don Mills, Toronto

The Artists’ Network is committed to providing exhibition opportunities to Canadian artists. We extensively market these events and strive to deliver art and artists to collectors.

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 a non-refundable $50 application fee.

Each show 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 25 years of creating fine art shows in Toronto!


Applications Close: Monday, March 13, 2023

Submission Fees: $50.00 (non-refundable)


Riverdale ArtWalk

Exhibition Dates:
Saturday, June 3, 2023 & Sunday, June 4, 2023, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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


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 artist 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 22, 2022, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2022, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Central Town Square at CF Shops at Don Mills, Aggie Hogg Blvd. and Karl Fraser Road, 1090 Don Mills Rd., Toronto


ArtWalk in the Square is a three-day, public fine art exhibition at the CF Shops at Don Mills. Meet 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. 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!

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