We missed you! We hope your summer was filled with renewed connections, rejuvenating moments and artful experiences.
The City is back to life and filled with spectacular arts and cultural offerings with the launch of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022. Something is happening at every corner, and it is thrilling to see the artistic community emanate vibrancy and exuberance into our daily lives.
TOAF is participating in this important city-wide initiative with a showcase of artists who will contribute to animating Scarborough Town Centre (STC), one of the many ArtworxTO Cultural Hubs. We invite you to join us at STC, meet this exciting group of participating artists, buy a piece of art, and enjoy all the free public art and events in the area.
Please also make a visit to Artscape Youngplace to catch Steven Restagno’s masterful new works in his latest show, THREADBARE. You might remember that Steven won the Marie Collins and Artscape Best of Student of Award in 2019. This exhibition opportunity was part of his award that was postponed during the pandemic.
There are more exciting happenings to announce in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned.
We hope you enjoy your art-filled travels around the City this weekend and into the Fall.
See you there!
TOAF x ArtworxTO Hub EAST
Dates: Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, 2021
Times: Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM, and Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM
Location: Scarborough Town Centre (STC) Outdoor Patio
Address: 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1P 4P5
The ArtworxTO Hub EAST is located in the northeast parking lot in front of Entrance 1, next to the Movie Theatre Cineplex.
There is an accessibility ramp at the entrance to the patio. Accessible parking spaces are available in all surface and parkade lots.
Aerial view of Scarborough Town Centre Outdoor Patio, Entrance 1
TOAF60 Artists at Scarborough Town Centre
What's On at STC
STC is well known for its deep connections to creative communities, arts, culture and for its representation of the people of Scarborough. Explore the other events happening at ArtworxTO Hub EAST this weekend!
The Scarborough Sign at Scarborough Town Centre Outdoor Patio, Entrance 1. Courtesy of Scarborough Arts.
Friday, October 1
Saturday, October 2
Tune into the TOAF Instagram to catch a live tour and interview with the TOA60 artists on-site!
Sunday, October 3
Indulge in food, drinks and workshops on Scarborough Day, hosted by Scarborough BIA.
THREADBARE, Steven Restagno's solo show
Postponed due to the pandemic, 2019 Best of Student Award recipient Steven Restagno has finally opened his solo exhibition on the 2nd Floor Hallway Gallery of Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, Toronto. Open now to view until October 3, 2021.
THREADBARE is a series of high realism self-portraits that use clothing to play with the concept of identity. Painted with extreme detail, the simple compositions tell stories of isolation, eroticism, queerness and belonging.