Get Artsy with These Events and Exhibitions

While the dust has settled on Nuit Blanche, there is still so much to do and see within the Toronto art scene: there are paint nights where you can showcase your skills, exhibitions showcasing Canadian and international artists, workshops where you can learn how to use new mediums, and so much more! Here are some of our picks for you to explore your artistic side, with many of them happening right outside your door!

Afghanistan My Love, Presented by the Aga Khan Museum


Afghanistan My Love
features the work of art collective ArtLords and Afghan-Canadian artist Shaheer Zazai, and demonstrates how art can be used as a powerful medium for connection during times of adversity. It will offer visitors a glimpse into an Afghanistan as a home, a memory, and an identity.

Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON, M3C 1K1.

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022 to Monday, April 10th, 2023.

Price: $-$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Enjoy Free Admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario on Wednesday Nights

Marvel at some of the world’s finest artistic creations at the Art Gallery of Ontario! On Mondays at 10 am, a limited number of free timed-entry General Admission tickets will be released for the following Wednesday, so don’t miss out!

Where: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, M5T 1G4.

When: every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

October 27th to October 30th: Art Toronto 

Art Toronto returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! This is Canada’s art fair, and features more than 90 galleries from across Canada, the US and abroad including Night Gallery, Galerie Pici, Royale Projects, K Art, and many more!

Where: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6.

When: October 27th to October 30th. 

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their website for tickets and more information!

Pay Homage to Toronto’s Natural History in Confluence

Check out Toronto’s newest art exhibit in Confluence, presented by The Bentway! Inspired by the water systems that have shaped Toronto, Confluence invites visitors to flow through an immersive convergence of natural and human-made forces with dynamic sculptural installations!

Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 3K9.

When: October 1st to October 30th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Paint Something New at the Fresh Paint Studio & Cafe


Every weekend, the Fresh Paint Studio & Cafe hosts a variety of events and workshops for artists of all experience level! They host watercolour painting nights, acrylic paint pouring events, freestyle paint nights, and many more to satiate your artistic aspirations!

Where: Fresh Paint Studio + Cafe Toronto, 1849 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4C 1J3.

When: Fridays and Saturdays; click here for their full event calendar!

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Check Out the NFT Art Gallery at the Design Exchange


Elevate and Interac are teaming up to showcase innovation and emerging technologies at the NFT Art Gallery! Featuring 40 pieces by 9 curators, this gallery will bring together creators and innovators to share knowledge and insights to bridge the digital divide! 

Where: The Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., Toronto, ON, M5K 1B2.

When: Wednesday, October 12th to Saturday, October 15th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Get Creative at Paint Nite: The Original Paint and Sip Party

Paint Nite started out in 2012, then decided to do stuff with plants for a while (Plant Nite, keep it familiar), and is now back! They do a variety of different genres and styles, including Autumn and Halloween themed painting events!

Where: various locations; click here for their full event calendar!

When: various locations; click here for their full event calendar!

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Complimentary Admission to the Royal Ontario Museum


The Royal Ontario Museum is one of the city’s biggest attractions, and offers Complimentary Admission to their Daphne Cockwell Gallery. In the evening (4:30pm - 8:30pm) on the third Tuesday of every month, the ROM opens its doors, galleries, and exhibitions to the public free-of-charge!

Where: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6.

When: Until September 25th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Sandra Brewster: Roots

In her outdoor installation, Roots, Toronto-based artist Sandra Brewster explores the history of Black presence in the urban wilderness. The exhibition features photographic panels can be found installed in garden mounds at the front of the Brickworks site!

Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, M4W 3X8.

When: until Monday, October 31st.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Seeing the Invisible: An Outdoor Augmented Reality Exhibition

Experience Seeing the Invisible, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, in partnership with the City of Toronto and Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Presented for the first time by a museum and in free public spaces, the exhibition includes augmented reality works by thirteen internationally recognized artists!
Where:
Museum of Contemporary Art, 158 Sterling Rd #100, Toronto, ON, M6R 2B7.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

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