GALLERY HOP TOURS & TALKS
Over one weekend, the Canadian Art Foundation presents three exciting experiences that celebrate the visual arts under the theme “Smart Art.” This Thursday, September 22, we will host the annual Gallery Hop Gala Dinner & Auction and all-new After Party at the Carlu. This Saturday, September 22, join us for a day of art, conversation and celebration with free public tours and talks at galleries around Toronto. Finally, wrap up the art festivities with a launch for our new fall issue and refreshed website.
THURSDAY SEPT. 20
GALA DINNER & AUCTION with AFTER PARTY
THE CARLU, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Our annual Gallery Hop Gala is the most anticipated art party of the season, and once again the gala dinner is sold out. Over 600 tickets sold to Toronto’s art-lover and collector community. But you can still be part of the fun! We are throwing our first-ever After Party which will begin at 9 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to experience this unrivalled art event and special one-night-only experiences led by artists Luis Jacob and Geoffrey Pugen, who will be DJing and performing at the After Party.
Our live and silent auction showcases an exceptional selection of more than 40 artworks by Canada’s emerging and established art stars. It provides the perfect opportunity to acquire a new work of art while supporting artists and the Canadian Art Foundation, one of Canada’s most respected visual-arts organizations.
We are delighted to welcome Lisa Dennison, Chairman, Sotheby’s North and South America, who will share her knowledge of the current art market with gala guests. Over the course of her distinguished career, Ms. Dennison has developed outstanding relationships with important collectors, artists and experts worldwide. She is an internationally recognized figure in the fields of modern and contemporary art.
We are equally delighted to have Sotheby’s Senior Auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley conduct the live auction. Hildesley has conducted some of Sotheby’s most prestigious sales, including the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Sale and the Sale of the Property of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. He holds the record for the highest selling price at auction of any Canadian painting: Paul Kane’s Scene in the Northwest—Portrait of John Henry Lefroy in 2002 for $5.2 million.
Where: The Carlu (444 Yonge St.)
When: Thursday, September 20.
Gala Dinner and Live Auction, 6 to 9 p.m.;
After Party, 9 p.m.
Gallery Hop Hotline:
Call 416-368-8854 x101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL FREE. ALL FUN. ALL DAY.
TOURS & TALKS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Start your art-filled day right! Join the ever-engaging Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes as he hosts a candid panel discussion about “smart art” with acclaimed Canadian artists Micah Lexier, Alain Paiement and Laurel Woodcock.
Next, let us introduce you to the ideas and artists that make up Toronto’s dynamic visual-arts community! Join art-world experts as they explore and discuss the best exhibitions across the city. Featured talks include Shary Boyle, Canada’s representative at the 2013 Venice Biennale, in conversation with art critic Murray Whyte; collector and writer Bill Clarke leading a tour of the Bloor Street West gallery district; and Canadian Art Associate Editor David Balzer speaking with Alison Rossiter about her latest works at Stephen Bulger Gallery.
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W.)
When: Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tours and Talks
Where: Various locations (for full schedule see canadianart.ca/galleryhopschedule)
When: Saturday, September 22, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FIND OUT MORE AND PLAN YOUR DAY NOW!
The simplest and best way to plan your day is to check out the full Gallery Hop schedule at canadianart.ca/galleryhopschedule.
FALL ISSUE & NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH
SEPTEMBER 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
End your Gallery Hop day with fellow art lovers at the launch of Canadian Art’s fall issue and refreshed website.
Where: Diaz Contemporary (100 Niagara St.)
When: Saturday, September 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
RSVP required by September 17 to email@example.com
Marketing and Communications Director
Canadian Art Foundation