Queen West Arts Crawl – The Art of Community

Another press release that happened to fall into my inbox today … I’ve never actually been to the QWAC, but this looks like a lot of fun!

Take the famous 501 Queen streetcar, stroll through Trinity Bellwoods Park, discover the hidden treasures of Parkdale and join us for a major launch party at the Gladstone Hotel. Enjoy all of this and more at Artscape’s 5th annual Queen West Art Crawl – a weekend-long celebration of the art of community.

The QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL kicks off with a LAUNCH PARTY at the Gladstone Hotel on Friday, September 14, starting at 7pm. You can take in all of the Gladstone events and party until the last person is left standing!

Artscape is rolling out a series of Welcome Mats along Queen Street West for the weekend of the Queen West Art Crawl. The Welcome Mat Project is a festive way of marking key programming locations, welcoming visitors to our community and demonstrating the hospitality of Queen West.

TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK
Outdoor Art Show & Sale
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 11am – 6pm
250 artists, artisans, arts and community organizations transform Trinity Bellwoods Park into an outdoor art gallery/market and community meeting place.

Art That Binds curated by Shannon Cochrane
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 11am –6pm
A wild and hilarious performance art series featuring some of Toronto’s best loved artists. Meet Canadian royalty, kick back with the top 40 beats of a cross-dressing boychoir, play a game of zombie-tag at the supermarket and take an intimate walking tour with local personalities.

ING DIRECT Interactive Kids Zone
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 11am – 6pm
Two non-allergenic peanut butter and jam packed days of creative action and interaction for kids including chess, yoga, cartooning, bicycle eccentrification, drumming, jewellery-making, theatre and more!

PARKDALE VILLAGE
PLAY/GROUNDS curated by Elaine Gaito and Chris Reynolds
Saturday 15, 10am – 11pm and Sunday 16, 10am – 8pm
Start your adventure at Parkdale Town Square, home base for PLAY/GROUNDS’ site-specific installations and performance art taking place in Parkdale.

GLADSTONE HOTEL
The QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL kicks off with a LAUNCH PARTY at the Gladstone Hotel on Friday, September 14, starting at 7pm. You can take in all of the Gladstone events and party until the last person is left standing!
Variation One – created and performed by the Gladstone Cooperative
Show Me Yours featuring Queen Street By Numbers, House Call, The Transformative Moment, Artscape Tenant Group Show

CAMH CAMPUS
Annual Being Scene Art Exhibition & Sale produced by Workman Arts
Creative on Queen

ALONG QUEEN
Participating businesses, galleries and art lovers include: Art in the Fall at 401 Richmond, Artscape’s 900 Queen at Crawford St., Artscape’s 1313 Queen at Cowan Ave. ,Good Catch General Store, Woolfitt’s Art Enterprises Inc.,Stephen Bulger Gallery ,IT’S NOT A DELI ,Propeller Centre for Visual Arts Chau Le above the Hong Phat Variety Store, Planet Kid ,Fresh on Crawford, The Paper Place, Tern Art Supplies, Dufflet Pastries, Response, Rumah Inc

For more information, please visit www.torontoartscape.on.ca/qwac

ABOUT ARTSCAPE
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Artscape is a not-for-profit enterprise engaged in culture-led regeneration. Its work includes anchoring creative communities within affordable spaces and building authentic and dynamic places by connecting creative and cultural resources. Visit www.torontoartscape.on.ca for more information on Artscape.

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