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The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Moving

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair moves to Queen's Park, June 13-14, 2015.

After 49 years at Nathan Phillips Square, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is moving to Queen's Park Crescent in 2015 to make room for the Pan Am Games.

For 54 years, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair has been offering a fresh air alternative to conventional art shows and galleries – removing the formality normally attributed to traditional art fairs and galleries and allowing direct interaction and conversation between artists, collectors and the public.  The exhibition is the largest and longest standing outdoor art fair in Canada exhibiting over 350 artists, and attracting 100,000 visitors annually.

“We are excited for what 2015 will hold for us at Queen's Park,” says Executive Director Mark Teeple.  “We have the opportunity to present some amazing programming, engaging installations, and even more artists to the public.”

With the Pan Am Games scheduled to turn Nathan Phillips Square into a culture hub for the summer 2015 games, explorations for a new venue began over a year ago.  Staff continue to work closely with the City of Toronto, local BIA's, and community groups to ensure a smooth permit process.

“We are thrilled to be able to showcase our exhibiting artists in this larger, accessible location in 2015,” says Co-Chair of the Board of Directors Judy Josefowicz.  “We cannot wait for artists to share their work with an even larger audience in this enjoyable space.”

Adds Co-Chair of the Board of Directors Simone Rojas-Pick, “This move promises a new and exciting experience for artists and visitors alike, maintaining our reputation as one of the most dynamic public art fairs in Toronto.”

Artist exhibitor applications will open November 15, 2014.

The 2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair will take place June 13-14 on Queen's Park Crescent, between College St and Bloor St, 10:30am – 7:30pm Saturday, 10:30am – 6:30pm Sunday.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable non-profit organization supported by a volunteer Board of Directors. The organizers take no percentage of the artists’ sales. The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair gratefully acknowledges the support of its many sponsors and award donors.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was founded in 1961 by Murray and Marvelle Koffler.  Taking place that first year in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Hotel on Jarvis St, the exhibition quickly outgrew its space and moved to Nathan Phillips Square in 1967 to become the first event ever held on the then-new civic square.

For additional information, please contact:

Mark Teeple
Executive Director
416- 408-2202
[email protected]

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair gratefully acknowledges the support of all of its sponsors and donors.

For information on applying as an artist, please contact:

Rachelle Sabourin
Exhibitor Relations Manager
416-408-2754
[email protected]

Photo Credit:
Ronnie Yip

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