Last year, you helped create an extraordinary new initiative at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair— the Gifts of Heart campaign!
With your support, we extended our heartfelt thanks to essential workers and brought them the joy of art while supporting TOAF artists.
You helped us raise over $36,000 to give the gift of art to 145 frontline workers and generated revenue for 90 very appreciative artists.
The pandemic continues, and so do their daily sacrifices. Our hope is to give a moment of joy and a small token of gratitude in the way we know best — by offering our frontline workers the beauty and inspiration of a gift of art.
Could you help us raise $100,000 towards 400 gifts this year?
Your gift will delight and inspire them, and the new roster of TOAF60 artists will be grateful for your much-needed support!
Giving is very simple:
- Donate ($50, $100, $250 or more) towards art gift cards. Each Gift Card is valued at $250. All donations are tax deductible.*
- We send these Gifts of love and appreciation to frontline workers to buy a beautiful artwork directly from artists on the TOAF website between July 2–11, 2021.
- Our delighted artists will send out the artwork along with their heartfelt thanks and receive the full value of the Gift ($250) when redeemed.
*Consider adding $60 to your donation to support TOAF's 60th Anniversary and our efforts to give gifts.
Image: Anastasia Tarkhanova, Lingering Soul, 2019, sold through Gifts of Heart in 2020
"The Gifts of Heart initiative gives back to the community and those who are putting themselves at risk to keep the rest of us safe. It's something I admire and that I'm glad to be a part of."
– Julia Louise Periera, TOAF59 Artist
Spread the word to your network, friends and family. Feel free to give a shout out on social media and use the hashtags: #ISupportGiftsofHeart #TOAF60
We're in Canadian Art!
"Not many innovated in the way that Canada’s oldest art fair—the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair—did in its 59th year…"
Read more in the latest print issue of Canadian Art – Art Market Guide 2021.