East End Arts leaving Dawes Rd.

EAST END Arts, one of six city-funded organizations across Toronto that exists to promote local art, is moving out of its Danforth Village digs. The group, which began supporting the arts in Wards 29, 30, 31, and 32 in 2013, moved into a third-floor office at the Silver Mill (10 Dawes Rd.) after spending a […]

Main Squared is calling all East End artists

Calling all East End artists: the deadline for Main Squared, a new multidisciplinary 10-day public art festival, is May 18. The interactive festival, produced by East End Arts and curated by Labspace Studio, will “activate and explore the under-used public square on the corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue,” asking “residents, community members and […]

April Showers make a splash at Blue Crow Gallery

One of the latest editions to the East End arts scene, Blue Crow Gallery, is making a splash with its April exhibition. Opening April 8, Melissa Jean’s April Showers showcases the painter’s raindrop series, which “began on a rainy day while I was jumping in puddles with my kids.” She says in her artist statement […]

Beach Arts Scene

Arts on Queen, 2198 Queen St. E. at Balsam, will feature the work of East End painter Patrice Carmichael for the month of July. Carmichael is a native of South Africa, though Toronto is home. A member of the Beach Guild of Fine Art, her oils on canvas range from expressionist landscapes to abstract paintings […]

Beach Arts Scene

There are still a couple days left to catch Jennifer Smithwell and Shelley Cinnamon’s latest show at Ben Navaee Gallery, 1107 Queen St. E. Illuminations runs until Jan. 15 at the gallery, and features plein air (on location) paintings done locally, as well as in New York, California, and Hawaii. The gallery is open from […]

Beach Arts Scene

Painters Jennifer Smithwell and Shelley Cinnamon present their eighth annual Summer in September art show and sale at the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. Both Beach artists take much of their inspiration from the neighbourhood. Smithwell is a plein air painter, creating her landscapes on site. Cinnamon prefers to work in her studio, painting summer […]

Art festival questions value of art

Art of the Danforth, the biennial celebration of art on East Danforth, is back for its third instalment. Founder and East End Arts managing director Cindy Rozeboom and AoD director Asad Raza may appear excited about this edition of the relatively new festival, but the whole reason this year’s AoD is happening is not excitement, […]

News in Brief

East End Arts will hold an arts networking event called Create a Buzz! on Thursday, April 10, from 7 to 10 p.m., at 1298 Danforth Ave., 2nd floor. Local artists and community arts groups are invited to present their ideas and showcase their works at this networking event. Admission is free and refreshments will be […]

Beach Arts Scene

Artisans at Work,  2071 Danforth Ave. at Woodbine, is hosting the Artistic Family show during the month of February. The show will focus on families with two, three or more contributing members hanging their artistic output in any medium. On Friday, Feb. 7 between 7 and 10 p.m., stop by for First Friday, the opening […]

News in Brief

Local nutritionist Sheila Ream will visit Community Centre 55, 97 Main St., on Monday, Jan. 20. The Centre’s popular Nutritionist in the House program gives you an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Ream and discuss anything pertaining to healthy eating. Ream is a certified nutritionist and mother of three who believes health is determined by […]