No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment, in partnership with the City of Toronto, present the No.9 Eco-Art-Fest @ Todmorden Mills, a three-month long outdoor summer art festival running from Sunday, June 22 through Sunday, September 21, 2014.
This unique celebration of arts and culture promotes sustainability and environmental awareness, while reimagining how one learns about a historical site by providing hands-on artistic programming. Set in Toronto’s Don Valley (67 Pottery Rd, Toronto), visitors will experience public art installations by leading Canadian artists, participate in art-based activities, enjoy live art and musical performances, and take docent-lead tours of the Don Valley Parkland.
“We are extremely excited to launch the inaugural No.9 Eco-Art-Fest @ Todmorden Mills, in partnership with the City of Toronto. Our festival offers an opportunity for the public to explore a beautiful historical site, experience Eco-Art and discover the Lower Don ravine system,” said Andrew Davies, Executive Director of No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment. “The No.9 Eco-Art-Fest is a must-see interactive outdoor festival this summer, and with the range of offerings for people of all-ages - everyone who comes out will have fun and leave feeling fulfilled.”
The No.9 Eco-Art-Fest @ Todmorden Mills art installations address themes of nature, place-making and sustainability, while performance pieces are tailored to narrate the history of the site and its surroundings. The site includes a primary installation by artist Dean Baldwin, with secondary installations by Nicole Dextras, John Dickson, Sean Martindale, Penelope Stewart, Ferruccio Sardella and Labspace Studio.