Support Propeller Art Gallery’s Save Our Space Campaign

SOS! Save Our Space

Calling all art enthusiasts, community champions, and philanthropists! Propeller Art Gallery, a cornerstone of Toronto’s dynamic West Queen West, Toronto’s Art & Design District, needs your help to preserve its beloved space. With a fundraising target of $150,000, Propeller aims to purchase our unit at 30 Abell Street, securing its future and continuing its mission to support emerging Canadian artists.

Founded in August 1996 by passionate OCAD graduates, Propeller Art Gallery was created as an affordable, community-driven space for artists to showcase their talent and advance their careers. Today, nearly three decades later, Propeller remains integral to Toronto’s arts scene, fostering creativity and offering diverse opportunities to artists of all backgrounds. With over 40 artist members, Propeller hosts curated exhibitions, juried shows, workshops, and artist talks. They also provide crucial experience to student interns, sponsor emerging artists, and spearhead the West Queen West Art Crawl.

Facing a pivotal moment, Propeller’s future is at stake due to the insolvency of Artscape Inc., its landlord. This unexpected situation presents them with the unique opportunity to secure the gallery’s space permanently.

“By owning our space, we can provide long-term stability and plan for the future of our gallery and its members,” says Peter Friedrichsen, Board Chair of Propeller Art Gallery. “Your donation is more than just a financial contribution; it’s an investment in the arts community of Toronto. It ensures that this vibrant space remains dedicated to fostering artistic talent and creativity for years to come.”

With support from Heritage Canada’s Cultural Spaces Fund and the City of Toronto, substantial funding has been secured, but a $150,000 gap must be filled—that’s where you come in. Every contribution brings us closer to securing our gallery’s future. Join us now and become a part of a legacy that celebrates and sustains the arts in Toronto. Together, we can preserve this vital space where art and community converge.

For more information and to donate, please visit Propeller Art Gallery’s Save Our Space campaign.

Tom Taylor, Director

Propeller Art Gallery
30 Abell Street
Toronto, ON M6J 0A9 Canada
Phone: 416-504-7142
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