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July 12 – 14, 2024.

TOAF61 Day 6: Travelling around the city and beyond

We would like to take you out on an art-filled stroll in the city today. Join us for a tour of a new laneway mural and graffiti art series called “grit”, celebrating the resilience of local businesses and surrounding communities throughout the pandemic.

In today’s Art Talk Think Beyond the Canvas, artists discuss the significance of art in the public realm, and inspire you to think beyond your walls when commissioning art. Both the talk and tour are presented by our programming partners at StreetARToronto. Get the details below. 

Next, we head to Winnipeg for a Studio Tour with photography, video, and installation artist Sarah Fuller. From there, we will set off to South Carolina to connect with Suzanne Aulds for an Artist Chat about her unique oil paintings, accompanied by self-taught collage artist Selina Yung

Then, be sure to explore our Curated Collections of the day by internationally exhibiting LEGO® artist Ekow Nimako, who is shining a light on intriguing otherworldly subjects in Surrealia. Melanie Egan, the acclaimed curator of Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design program, is presenting a selection of objects evoking Materiality, Movement, Minimalism

Meet the TOAF61 Artists
Plan your visit on July 15 – 17

Curated Collections


Curated by Ekow Nimako

Left to Right: Overgrown AxeOwen Dixon, 2021, Hand worked Steel on found axe; Into the Heart of an Old Douglas-firJanna Kumi, 2020, Color pencil on paper, framed
View Surrealia

Materiality, Movement, Minimalism

Curated by Melanie Egan

Left to Right: Get offKarla Rivera, 2020, Slip-cast porcelain; Gold ruby undula bowlBrad Copping, 2021, Bown and carved glass
View Materiality, Movement, Minimalism

What's On Today

Left to Right: Teapot TrioSuzanne Aulds, 2020, Oils on canvas; Metamorphosis – Grow through what you go through, Selina Yung, 2021, Analog collage on paper

Artist Chat with Suzanne Aulds & Selina Yung

12:30 PM | Instagram TV
With Artists Suzanne Aulds and Selina Yung

Nocturnal View, Lord Howe IslandSarah Fuller, 2018, Chromogenic photography handprinted in the darkroom

Studio Tour with Sarah Fuller

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Sarah Fuller

Adrian Hayles, 2019, 367 Euclid Ave, Toronto, M6J 2K1, Laneways of Toronto Program

StreetARToronto Laneway Project Mural Tour

2:00 PM | In Person (Register here) & Watch on Instagram Live
Location: 281 College Street, Toronto, M5T 1S2, meet in front of the building

Join Sadie Marshall, an artist with StreetARToronto, in exploring a series of new laneway murals and graffiti art themed ‘grit’. These works celebrate the resilience exhibited by local businesses and the surrounding communities throughout the pandemic, illustrate the strength and history of the Chinatown, and Kensington neighbourhoods, and showcase the resurgence of the legendary El Mocambo music venue.

StreetARToronto Art Talks: Think Beyond The Canvas

3:00 PM | TOAF YouTube
With Artists Danielle Hyde, Christopher Ross, Monica Wickeler & Moderator Paul Aloisi

Tune in to a thoughtful and community-driven discussion focused on the significance of art in the public realm, the representation and amplification of diverse voices through public-facing art, and the commissioning process for artworks beyond the canvas.



Artist Chats with Danielle Hyde & Lindsay Debassige

12:30 PM | Instagram TV
With Artists Danielle Hyde and Lindsay Debassige

Studio Tour with Jade Usackas

7:00 PM | Watch on Instagram
With Artist Jade Usackas

View Online Programming Schedule

Thank you

Artscape is a major award sponsor for the 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. The Best of Student/Artscape Award and Artscape Emerging Artist Award foster artistic excellence by providing residency and solo exhibition opportunities to new artists.

Finding new homes

Sold on Day 5: Left to Right: State of UndressAnnette Dunlop, 2022, Acrylic; Forest LakeEddie Li, 2022, Acrylic paint poured on canvas

Funders & Sponsors

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