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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

July 12 – 14, 2024.

Community Booths

Each year artist-run centres, artist collectives and non-profit galleries join TOAF to showcase selections of their members, raise awareness of their mandates and connect with new audiences. Here are the community booths that will be joining us this year.

Temino Jewellery is an emerging artist group that was created to explore the possibility of handcrafting jewellery. Rainy Zhang, Yiwei Zhang and Hubert Bao are the core goldsmiths/designers; they each graduated from the George Brown College Jewellery Arts program. With their unique backgrounds, they are able to combine different elements and cultures into their jwellery and jump out of jewellery design as we know it.

Toronto Potters Association, established (1979) as an unincorporated non-profit, volunteer-run association, is committed to the organization and sponsorship of ceramics-related activities to inspire members’ artistic growth, offer exhibition and sales opportunities to members, provide a welcoming environment for newcomers and networking with arts groups. Toronto Potters Studio at Artscape Youngplace, a 40th Anniversary project, opened in 2018 as a working studio for members and a teaching studio for community ceramics classes. Their 21st Biennial Exhibition opened at the Gardiner Museum from August to September 2021. Annual Sales have moved online. Their quarterly e-newsletter and social media channels communicate activities to the public and the wide GTA membership through and @torontopotters.

The PleinAir Collective (PAC) is an artist-run association committed to environmental stewardship through art. Plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”. Formed in 2023, our artist members are inspired by the outdoors and connect with nature using a variety of media such as drawing, painting, photography, collage, printmaking and digital media. We welcome newcomers and engage with the community by offering workshops, networking with other artist and environmental groups, and promoting artwork created by artist members. 

Our participating members for TOAF63 are JudyBlue Anderson, Lynn Bertrand, Diane Blunt, Lisa Cristinzo, Sheila Ghazarian, Heidi Giblon, Shawn Grey, and Taline Kavoukian.

Since 1970, Open Studio has been a cornerstone of Toronto’s artistic landscape, operating as an Artist-Run Centre dedicated to contemporary printmaking.

We aim to provide accessible, inclusive, and affordable printmaking facilities, programs, and services for artists and the public alike. We promote printmaking through dynamic contemporary print exhibitions and a sales shop that features a diverse collection of prints created by our artist members, visiting artists, and Inuit prints from Dorset Fine Arts.

We thank TOAF for partnering with us to provide an opportunity to showcase a curated collection of artworks that celebrate the possibilities of print.

Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND)

Established in 2010, Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) was co-founded by Karen Carter, Maxine Bailey, Karen Tyrell, and Julie Crooks after they saw a need for an artistic and cultural organization to have a dialogue about black culture.

BAND supports the development of emerging artists, curators and administrators by providing an accessible venue to showcase their work to the general public. BAND presents visual artist exhibitions, hosts performing art events, talks and panel discussions intended to encourage dialogue on current events among Black artists, cultural workers and the larger society. 

Brampton Arts Organization (BAO)

​​​​The Brampton Arts Organization (BAO) is a registered non-profit that champions Brampton’s diverse arts, culture and creative industries and advocates for the Brampton Artist. We work to build a thriving, confident, valued, and empowered creative scene by offering a range of programs, services and resources. In this, BAO is a key partner in fulfilling the City of Brampton’s strategic vision and Culture Master Plan.

Throughout the year, we offer free in-person and virtual programming for all creative disciplines. These programs focus on helping artists build and professionalize their practices. We also create opportunities for artists to show their work through regular calls. In addition to these programs for individual creatives, we offer programs for
Brampton-based creative businesses and arts and culture organizations.

Discover our other partner booths at this year’s Fair 

Funders & Sponsors

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