Call for Submissions: Riverdale ArtWalks | ArtWalk in the Square 2021


3 Exciting Toronto Outdoor Summer Show Opportunities Brought to You by the Artists’ Network!

Riverdale ArtWalk in June: 3 days, June 18 – 20, Jimmie Simpson Park THREE DAYS
Riverdale ArtWalk in August: 3 days, August 20 – 22, Jimmie Simpson Park NEW SHOW
ArtWalk in the Square in September: 3 days, September 17 – 19, CF Shops at Don Mills NORTH TORONTO

The Artists Network is committed to providing exhibition opportunities to Canadian artists. By transitioning to hybrid online and in-person shows, we have pivoted quickly to ensure artists have the best possible chance to promote and sell their work. Being a part of the Artists’ Network provides you with opportunities to host solo exhibitions in the Leslie Grove Gallery, participate in open group shows and member-only exhibitions.

At the Artists’ Network we realize that the lack of shows has been challenging for both artists and art collectors. For this reason, we decided to launch three shows that will be both Online and In-Person.

We will be extensively marketing these three 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 three shows! Each show must be applied to individually.

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.


• 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!


  • Sunday, February 7, 2021: Early Bird Deadline
  • Monday, March 8, 2021: Applications close
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021: Notice of Acceptance and Wait List


at Jimmie Simpson Park (Queen and Booth Ave)
IN-PERSON Riverdale ArtWalk
Friday, June 18: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 19: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 20: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ONLINE Riverdale ArtWalk
Friday, June 18: 9:00 AM ET – Friday, July 2, 6:00 PM ET



at Jimmie Simpson Park (Queen St and Booth Ave)
IN-PERSON Riverdale ArtWalk
Friday, August 20: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 21: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 22: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ONLINE Riverdale ArtWalk
Friday, August 20: 9:00 AM ET – Friday, September 3, 6:00 PM ET


ABOUT RIVERDALE ARTWALK: Riverdale ArtWalk is a public free fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park part of the flourishing Queen East arts district. It has consistently been rated by local artists as one of the best organized shows in Toronto. One of Toronto’s premier online and outdoor art exhibitions, participating artists are selected through an anonymous jury process, allowing for an opportunity to participate in an outdoor and online art show that focuses SOLELY on fine art.


at CF SHOPS at DON MILLS (Lawrence and Don Mills)
IN-PERSON ArtWalk in the Square
Friday, September 17: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 18: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 19: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ONLINE ArtWalk in the Square
Friday, September 17: 9:00 AM ET – Friday, October 1, 6:00 PM ET


ABOUT ARTWALK IN THE SQUARE: ArtWalk in the Square is public free fine art exhibition at the CF Shops at Don Mills. With over 90 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!

For more details on our shows please visit our FAQ’s

Looking for information on how to create a great submission?
Check out our YouTube presentation!

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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