52nd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (2013)
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
July 5: 10:30 am- 7:30 pm
July 6: 10:30 am- 7:30 pm
July 7: 10:30 am- 6:30 pm
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300 artists chosen from 1200 applicants will be exhibiting their work! A catalogue featuring their art will be available on the TOAE website mid-June.
Categories include – painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, fibre, glass, jewellery, metal, mixed media, watercolour and wood.
“At 52 years, TOAE has become one of Canada’s most important visual arts events because all the artists interact directly with the public to discuss their work”, says TOAE President, Flavio Belli. “We’ve nurtured the careers of thousands of Canadian artists, some of whom have gone on to international recognition.”
The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition annually opens during the second weekend of July despite bad weather, civic strikes, and recent renovations to Nathan Phillips Square. It has not just survived but prospered, and each year TOAE gives away $30,000 in cash prizes to artists on the square.
TOAE is a charitable, not-for-profit organization supported by a group of volunteers and corporate partners. The organizers take no percentage of the artists’ sales, and it maintains one of the lowest exhibition rental fees available to artists.