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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

July 12 – 14, 2024.

Program Schedule

The 63rd Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a multi-faceted and multi-layered event. More than 165,000 visitors join us each year at  Nathan Phillips Square. Visit us this year July 12 to 14 for a great weekend of art collecting and artist discovery, installations, guided tours, soulful kids programs, live painting, and site-specific dance.

Friday, July 12th

Live Painting with Phade

10:00 AM | Zone D

Co-presented with StreetARToronto (StART)

Watch these talented mural and street artists create artwork live and in-person while they explore individual themes. Works are available for purchase! Purchase final works at the StreetARToronto Shipping Container.

Art Tour: Flânerie with Dyana Ouvrard

10:00 AM | Information Booth

In a world that moves too fast, slowing down and rediscovering a natural space and time with artists is the most natural of movements: putting one foot in front of the other. Join Dyana for a slow, light and deep walk for all those with an itch for exploration and discussion.

Coletivo Semente

1:00 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

Mari Palhares is a Percussionist who moved to Toronto from Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 19. Her interest in percussion led her to Maracatu (Afro-Brazilian percussion) at the age of 17. In 2007, already living in Toronto, she joined Maracatu Baque de Bamba, founded by Aline Morales (lead singer/director of the drumming troupe). Mari has since become the co-leader, a teacher and the producer of Baque de Bamba, as well as a well-known artist within and beyond the Brazilian community in Toronto. 

Live Painting with Jennifer Messon

2:00 PM | Zone D

Co-presented with StreetARToronto (StART)

Watch these talented mural and street artists create artwork live and in-person while they explore individual themes. Works are available for purchase! Purchase final works at the StreetARToronto Shipping Container.

Coletivo Semente

2:30 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

Mari Palhares is a Percussionist who moved to Toronto from Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 19. Her interest in percussion led her to Maracatu (Afro-Brazilian percussion) at the age of 17. In 2007, already living in Toronto, she joined Maracatu Baque de Bamba, founded by Aline Morales (lead singer/director of the drumming troupe). Mari has since become the co-leader, a teacher and the producer of Baque de Bamba, as well as a well-known artist within and beyond the Brazilian community in Toronto. 

Art Tour: Design Treasures with Vanja Vasic

2:00 PM | Information Booth

This tour is for appreciators of beauty and attention to detail in functional and fine art, including vessels and textiles. Discover craft and design gems and contemporary makers at the Fair through the discerning eyes of Vanja Vaisc of Fashion Art Toronto and enjoy a guided tour of exquisite designs and unique collectibles. 

Coletivo Semente

3:40 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

Mari Palhares is a Percussionist who moved to Toronto from Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 19. Her interest in percussion led her to Maracatu (Afro-Brazilian percussion) at the age of 17. In 2007, already living in Toronto, she joined Maracatu Baque de Bamba, founded by Aline Morales (lead singer/director of the drumming troupe). Mari has since become the co-leader, a teacher and the producer of Baque de Bamba, as well as a well-known artist within and beyond the Brazilian community in Toronto. 

Saturday, July 13th

Live Painting with Marg Cresswell

10:00 AM | Zone D

Co-presented with StreetARToronto (StART)

Watch these talented mural and street artists create artwork live and in-person while they explore individual themes. Works are available for purchase! Purchase final works at the StreetARToronto Shipping Container.

Art Tour: New Horizons with Myta Sayo

10:00 AM | Information Booth

Art dealer Myta Sayo brings her multifaceted and expert perspective to share insight on diverse viewpoints, contexts, and experiences that shape artists’ works and offer viewers new horizons.

The Rider Raiders

10:45 AM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

The Rider Raiders are a funky four or five piece brass band comprised of some of Toronto’s grooviest and most accomplished musicians.

Awards Ceremony

11:00 AM | Stage

Join us in celebrating the most outstanding artists of this year’s Fair. We will be handing out $40,000+ cash and in-kind awards supported by a wonderful circle of donors and businesses.

The Rider Raiders

12:00 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

The Rider Raiders are a funky four or five piece brass band comprised of some of Toronto’s grooviest and most accomplished musicians.

Art Walk: StART Mural Tour with Cindy Scaife

12:30 PM | Information Booth

Co-presented with StreetARToronto (StART)

Join Cindy Scaife, artist and senior curator of the Richmond Street Cycle Track Art Project, in learning about these trend setting concrete barrier murals that help keep the city moving!

Three Turtles in the Square

1:00 PM | Stage

This performance by Lina Cruz blends whimsical choreography, original music, and imaginative props, offering a playful yet thought-provoking experience.

Live Painting with Kreecha

2:00 PM | Zone D

Co-presented with StreetARToronto (StART)

Watch these talented mural and street artists create artwork live and in-person while they explore individual themes. Works are available for purchase! Purchase final works at the StreetARToronto Shipping Container.

Art Tour: Starting Your Art Collection with Meghan Yuri Young

2:00 PM | Information Booth

Curious about how to take the first steps of becoming an art collector? Meghan Yuri Young has you covered. Join this tour to learn firsthand how to start collecting art as Meghan guides you through the Fair and makes suggestions on affordable art pieces to acquire.

Art Tour: Art Nest

3:00 PM | Information Booth

2024 Art Nest curator Rafi Ghanaghounian guides you through this year’s selection of public art installations. Art Nest is TOAF’s annual public art incubator, providing access to artists at the early stage of taking their studio practice to public space.

Three Turtles in the Square

4:00 PM | Stage

This performance by Lina Cruz blends whimsical choreography, original music, and imaginative props, offering a playful yet thought-provoking experience.

JER

4:30 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

JER is a Brazilian alternative rock singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist and music producer. Beginning her musical career at a young age, JER grew up around the semi-arid cities of Bahia, the magical Brazilian state known for music and celebration.

Sunday, July 14th

Live Painting with Hyedie Hashimoto

10:00 AM | Zone D

Co-presented with StreetARToronto (StART)

Watch these talented mural and street artists create artwork live and in-person while they explore individual themes. Works are available for purchase! Purchase final works at the StreetARToronto Shipping Container.

Art Tour: Top Award Recipients with Joshua Heuman

10:00 AM | Information Booth

Get to know TOAF63’s top award recipients with this special tour led by curator Josh Heuman! Visit the booths of stand-out award recipients, meet the artists in person, and learn more about their practice! You’ll leave the tour with a greater understanding of what made them stand out to the judges.

JER

11:45 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

JER is a Brazilian alternative rock singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist and music producer. Beginning her musical career at a young age, JER grew up around the semi-arid cities of Bahia, the magical Brazilian state known for music and celebration.

Three Turtles in the Square

1:00 PM | Stage

This performance by Lina Cruz blends whimsical choreography, original music, and imaginative props, offering a playful yet thought-provoking experience.

Art Tour: Breakout Artists with Dallas Fellini

2:00 PM | Information Booth

TOAF has shown many nationally and internationally acclaimed Canadian artists during the early stages of their careers. Want to know who will be the rising stars of TOAF63? Join curator Dallas Fellini, who will introduce you to promising talents making waves and taking risks in their genre. 

Live Painting with Jasmine Vanstone

2:00 PM | Zone D

Co-presented with StreetARToronto (StART)

Watch these talented mural and street artists create artwork live and in-person while they explore individual themes. Works are available for purchase! Purchase final works at the StreetARToronto Shipping Container.

The Rider Raiders

3:00 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

The Rider Raiders are a funky four or five piece brass band comprised of some of Toronto’s grooviest and most accomplished musicians.

Three Turtles in the Square

4:00 PM | Stage

This performance by Lina Cruz blends whimsical choreography, original music, and imaginative props, offering a playful yet thought-provoking experience.

The Rider Raiders

4:30 PM | Stage

Presented by Small World Music

The Rider Raiders are a funky four or five piece brass band comprised of some of Toronto’s grooviest and most accomplished musicians.

Ongoing Programming

A home for public art explorations

This year’s Art Nest will feature works by 5 artists who are responding to the structure, architecture and meaning of Nathan Phillips Square with interactive and engaging public art works. 

36 Questions That Lead to Loving Toronto Green Spaces

Presented by Museum Toronto

Do you see nature as an escape from city life, an integral part of leisure, or an economic booster? As a Torontonian, do you feel in touch with nature, or are you left wanting something else?

Explore your connection to Toronto’s parks, green spaces, and natural environment through a series of participatory activities in this pop-up installation. 36 Questions That Lead to Loving Toronto Green Spaces invites visitors to explore the many ways Torontonians appreciate and find connection with green spaces in the city — highlighting the interplay of urban living with nature, parks, and wildlife.

Power Kids

Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Join this year’s Power Kids workshop for a reflective exercise in self-expression where participants will create tactile, abstract self-portrait collages. This process is inspired by the Power Plant’s exhibition of June Clark’s reflective work. 

Budding Art Buyers

Presented by Art Dealers Association of Canada

No adults allowed! We are calling art lovers and budding collectors aged 14 and younger to experience the wonder of discovering and collecting a precious work of art. Purchase original artworks by our participating artists for $10, $15, or $20 (cash only).

Thank you to the artists who have donated artwork to this program. Here’s to nurturing the next generation of art admirers and collectors! 

Featured Exhibitions

Blushing Bodies

Curator Jesse King has curated a feature exhibition of TOAF63 artists titled Blushing Bodies. This exhibition is a partnership between TOAF and Indigenous Curatorial Collective (ICCA) who bring their unique perspective and curatorial vision to TOAF.

StreetARToronto Photography Featured Exhibition

Check out a specially curated exhibition by StreetARToronto and explore the artist profiles of featured StARToronto artists.

OCAD University GradEx

Explore a curated selection of five talented student artists. The graduating students are bringing their unique visions and creativity from OCAD U’s GradEx to TOAF! Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable work of these emerging artists.

Funders & Sponsors

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