Tuesday, May 03, 2011

2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

I will be participating in the2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition taking place on July 8, 9 and 10 at Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall.  It is the 50th anniversary of this show, as the image above attests to!  The granddaddy of outdoor shows in Toronto, to be sure and juried to boot.

There are so many outdoor shows in Toronto now.  The calendar is pretty crowded and I wonder if there are really enough quality artists and craftspeople to go around without making the shows a bit repetitive for the people who attend.  Here is a partial list:

Riverdale Art Walk - 1 weekend in June
Barns Art Market - 6 dates May to October
Distillery Art Market - weekends April to October
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - 1 weekend in July
Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale - 1 to 2 weekends over the summer
Cabbagetown Arts Festival -1 weekend in September
Queen West Art Crawl - 1 weekend in September
Junction Arts Festival - 1 weekend in September
St. Clair Artwalk - 1 weekend in September

Well it looks as if there is a gap in August!

The extent of the list does show a maturity in the grass roots arts life in this city.  A huge leap forward from 50 years ago

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