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What to see at the 2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition will return to Toronto for its 54th year, taking over Nathan Phillips Square from September 18-20.

This juried show will feature more than 350 artists and will see close to 100,000 people perusing through its various booths. Along with paintings and drawings there will also be plenty of sculpture, multimedia, textile, ceramic, jewelry and printmaking work on display (and for sale).

TOAE shows off numerous Toronto-based artists and many use the city as their subject including Jerry Campbell, illustrator David Crighton and photographer Chris Albert.

Local contemporary artist Julie Gladstone won the fair's Artscape Award in 2014 and she'll be back exhibiting this year. If you're into sculpture, be sure to check out Dan Driscoll as well as one of Harbourfront's artists-in-residence, Nurielle Stern.

Beyond the main show, there's also the non-commercial Art Now exhibition. This year it's co-curated by Denise St. Marie and Timothy Walker of TIMEANDDESIRE. And, it'll include three installations by Canadian contemporary artists Emily DiCarlo, Élyse Brodeur-Magna and Felix Kalmenson. Toronto's Akin Collective will also present free Art Hear talks and panel discussions throughout the weekend.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition runs September 18-20 at Nathan Phillips Square from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.

Let us know which artists you're most excited to see exhibit in the comments.

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