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Art Attacked!


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On Saturday night, art attacked! Sprawled out on the floor of the Gladstone Hotel with paint, markers, chalk, crayons, and whatever other colourful tools they could get their hands on, artists first covered their kraft paper canvasses before heading out en masse to beautify the community.

The Toronto Public Space Committee event organizers seemed somewhat surprised but all the more delighted by the great turnout for Art Attack - a one night, volunteer-driven reclaiming of public space through art. Ad-heavy garbage bins and backlit bus shelters seemed to be the most common targets. Although I'm very poor with crayons, and although my group piece was described by a few as "rather cryptic", I had a lot of fun, and met some really great new people. I hope the artwork survived today's rain, and that some heads were turned. Continue reading for a mini-slideshow (Flash required)...

(photos by Jerrold Litwinenko)


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