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Toronto galleries join forces for weekend art party

Posted by Amy Grief / August 18, 2015

suface torontoNuit Blanche might be the biggest contemporary art event in Toronto, but the massive autumnal spectacle isn't for everyone. Luckily, for those who don't want to push through the all-night crowds, there's another art party happening just two weeks earlier.

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10 artists to look out for in Toronto's small press scene

Posted by Guest Contributor / August 17, 2015

Pater KalyniukToronto has a rich zine culture with bragging rights to some of the best small press fairs and a host of independent talent who are rarely given the props they deserve for their output. This weekend's 8th annual Zine Dream was just another example of this thriving DIY scene, and offered a chance to check out some of these local creatives.

Here are 10 artists from Zine Dream raising the bar on DIY culture in Toronto.

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The top 5 neighbourhoods for art galleries in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / August 8, 2015

art galleries torontoSome Toronto neighbourhoods are chock-full of art galleries filled with pieces by an array of Canadian and international artists working across numerous media. Whether you're looking to browse or buy, many of these galleries will help you start your collection as you venture into the art market for the first time.

Here are my picks for the top neighbourhoods for art galleries in Toronto.

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Contemporary Arab art exhibition opens in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / July 27, 2015

contemporary arab artThere aren't many opportunities to view contemporary Arab art in Toronto but now, the nearly one-year-old Aga Khan Museum is featuring Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation. The touring show, which opened on Saturday, showcases work by 12 Arab artists from around the world.

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Where to take a 3D selfie in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / July 22, 2015

selftraitsHow can you up your selfie game in Toronto? Not with a selfie-stick because those aren't welcome (and there should really be a bylaw against them) at numerous cultural institutions and events including NXNE, the Rogers Centre and likely, the AGO.

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10 must-see shows at SummerWorks 2015

Posted by Sima Sahar Zerehi / July 18, 2015

SummerworksSummerWorks, Canada's most innovative annual performance arts festival, is once again hitting stages, parks, and concert halls around Toronto from August 6 to 16. This is the place to find some of the best new work in theatre, dance, music, and live art from across Canada.

It's the festival's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate SummerWorks is throwing a free party on August 15 in Lisgar Park featuring The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Maylee Todd, Buck 65, Basque de Bamba and more.

Here are my picks for what to watch at SummerWorks 2015.

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