Toronto Online Art Fair 2020
Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair is moving online!
For its 59th year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair will be the Toronto Online Art Fair, and from July 2-12, art lovers can still engage in art talks, browse curated collections, and buy art from 300+ juried artists at torontooutdoor.art
To continue to support the 300+ artists that participate each year along with thousands of loyal art lovers who spend $2 million on art works and look forward to the bustling art scene at Nathan Phillips Square, TOAF unveils a new charitable campaign and accessible online programming.
The Gifts of Heart program is an initiative that aims to support and express gratitude to the frontline essential workers through spreading the joy of art. This year, art lovers will be able to make a tax-deductible charitable donation to TOAF that will be converted into gift cards (valued at $250). The gift cards will be distributed to frontline workers in health care and grocery stores, redeemable to purchase art directly from the juried artists from TOAF’s website between July 2-12. TOAF’s mission is to hopefully bring some light and happiness to these hard-working heroes, thus giving an even deeper meaning and purpose to this year’s fair.
Art enthusiasts will still be able to experience the highly anticipated and annual programming that is brought to Nathan Phillips Square every year via a virtual platform. This will include the coveted awards program, virtual art talks, and studio tours. On Saturday, July 4, hear from two strong voices in the Canadian art world, Neil Brochu and David Mirvish, about How Art Collecting Works, presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Gallery and supported by Designlines Magazine. On Wednesday, July 8, learn from street, mural, and graffiti artists on Youtube in From Concrete to Canvas – Making Art in the Public Realm, as they discuss their trajectory from small-scale ‘canvasses’ like utility boxes, concrete barriers, and gallery exhibitions to small walls, 20-storey buildings and international street-art commissions. Presented in partnership with StreetARToronto. On Friday, July 10, watch live via Zoom as members of the Mayor’s External Advisory Committee and TOAF Juror & Founder of Artspin, Rui Pimenta, explore art in public spaces in What is Toronto’s Year of Public Art? To view the full programming schedule and start registering for events, visit torontooutdoor.art/schedule
About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers in direct contact with the public and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This free public event has historically showcased works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers, ranging in medium from painting, photography, and mixed media to jewellery and ceramics, and has attracted 130,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square. The 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is generously supported by Lindy Green Family Foundation, The Koffler Family Foundation and The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation.