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Discover Artfest 2018 This May!

 

 

Here at Artfest Ontario, we hold true to one indisputable truth; there is an artist inside all of us.

This fact drives us toward creation. It drives us to celebration. It drives us every day to give each and every Canadian a unique chance to interact with the arts in order to bring forth and inspire the artist living within.

 

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery

May 19th – 21st

11am - 6pm daily

For over 12 years, Artfest Toronto has proven to be one of Toronto’s favourite spring art shows and has grown to be a unique celebration of art, craft, gourmet foods and live music. Viewing over 80 extremely talented artists and artisans and as you stroll through the cobblestone lanes of Toronto’s beautifully historic Distillery District, you’ll feel a part of something larger than yourself- in a moment lost in time.

 

Free admission makes Artfest a day of fun for the whole family you won’t want to miss, with live music all weekend long in Trinity Square and FREE ART WORKSHOPS for the kids! Here at Artfest, there’s truly something for everyone.

 

Click here to enter our contest for your chance to win $100 Artfest Dollars! Also, upon entering the show or at designated stands during the event we will be offering $25 Artfest Dollars to one lucky attendee every single hour of the event. Artfest Dollars can be used at our events as a tender to purchase your favourite pieces of art or crafts at each one of our events!

 

Artfest Port Credit- Memorial Park

May 25th - 27th

Friday 4pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 11am – 8:30pm

Sunday 11am – 5:00pm

Located at the picturesque mouth of the Credit River and Lake Ontario, Artfest Port Credit gives us the opportunity to walk along the water past the iconic lighthouse while enjoying artistic splendors such as paintings, jewellery, woodturning, pottery, glasswork, gourmet food and of course live music!

 

At Artfest we love what we do. We stand tall and proud; albeit not as tall as Panthea the roaming Diva! NEW at Artfest this year, the stilt-walking songstress performs her circus-style flair amongst our artisans and guests. Walk with her through Memorial Park and engage with our amazing artists!

 

Step into spring with one or both exciting events! With free admission, one can’t go wrong! Embrace artistic culture, spend quality time with your family, buy a unique gift for someone you love!

 

 

Special Announcements:

 

ArtPix Gallery viewing at Artfest Port Credit 2018

 

The debut of the digital ArtPix Children’s Gallery presents children’s art to over 50,000 event visitors! This is the perfect way for young artists to celebrate the arts and build self-esteem on the world art stage. This eye capturing weatherproof 16x9 LED screen will be showcasing artwork of students from local elementary schools, globally. For only $5 your child's artwork will be displayed on our giant screen at our upcoming Artfest Port Credit show. Schools that participate will receive $2 toward student council.

 

Please enter your information into this form and upload a photo of your art. Come celebrate with us and view this NEW and amazing LED screen in both Port Credit and Kingston and enjoy everything these historic cities have to offer!

 

For more information, Contact:

Artfest Show Producer - Lory MacDonald

Artfest Ontario & Artists Advantage
(705) 293-2787
Lorymacdonald@gmail.com

www.artfestontario.com

www.artistsadvantage.ca

 

Posted on May 18, 2018 .

Unique Painting Styles at Artfest Toronto

We have an astonishing selection of Canadian artists and painters at all of our Artfest Ontario shows.  Their works incorporate many genres and are breathtakingly beautiful - to say the least!  We invite you at come out to our Artfest Toronto show this May 19th to 21st 2018 and see for yourself!

Artfest Toronto runs from 11-6pm, daily for Victoria Day long weekend at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto.  Our jury selection is a difficult task for our Artfest shows as we have many talented Canadian painters to choose from.  So... our final selection features top Canadian fine art painters from across Canada.

Looking for a new painting for your home?  There is something for everyone at Artfest Toronto!   The collection of fine art painters is vast so you are sure to find that perfect art-piece to hang on your wall and gravitate with your home decor.  From Canadian landscape paintings to abstract expressionism, pop art, and surrealism, wander the cobble stone streets and bring home an original art piece ~ YOU deserve it!  

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery

Artfest Toronto hosts 2 outdoor art and craft shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission

When: May 19-21, 2018 (Victoria Day Weekend)

Date: 11am to 6pm, daily 

Artfest Kids: free art workshops all weekend!

For more information, contact Lory MacDonald (Show Producer):

2 Townley Street, Nottawa, ON L0M 1P0

Phone Lory - 705-293-2787

Email Lory - artfestontario@gmail.com

 

 

Posted on May 8, 2018 and filed under Paintings, Wall Art.

Artfest Toronto's Pottery & Sculpture Artisans

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Lory MacDonald's (Artfest Show Producer) Confession:

I have a confession to make. I am a pottery fanatic, and have been for many years. My home is filled with beautiful pieces I have collected in a variety of styles, over my 35 years as a craft show attendee. Having also exhibited in hundreds of shows as an artist, I’m fortunate to have traded for much of my eclectic mix of art pieces. The colour blue is one of my favourites, as it matches my kitchen; I have to admit though, I own every colour in the rainbow. After all these years, my addiction is still alive and well. And, now that I am a craft show organizer, I get to peruse the work of all of the pottery artists.

I am particularly attracted to bowls and mugs…and small little dishes, and plates of course, because they’re so functional as well being beautiful, so I truly use and enjoy them. Which brings me to the real story here, which is the wonderful selection available at Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto this Victoria Day long weekend!  

Check out some of our pottery and ceramic artisans exhibiting at Artfest Toronto below:

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery

Artfest Toronto hosts 2 outdoor art and craft shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission

Spring Art & Craft Show

May 19-21, 2018 (Victoria Day Weekend)

11am to 6pm, daily 

Artfest Kids: free art workshops all weekend

Posted on May 8, 2018 and filed under Sculpture, Pottery.

Kids LOVE Artfest Toronto at the Distillery!

Artfest Toronto has planned a  bunch of entertaining, creative and educational events for “Kids of All Ages” at our upcoming May show.  This Victoria Day long weekend, at the Distillery Historic District located in downtown Toronto, kids of all ages will be participating in Artfest Toronto's spectacular event and all that is has to offer! 

We love to emphasize the importance of encouraging children and creativity in the arts.  We strongly believe in keeping art and creativity active in your children's lives and that is why we offer FREE children's art programming at all four of our Artfest Ontario shows. 

Artfest Show Schedules:

Artfest Toronto - Spring & Fall

Artfest Port Credit

Artfest Kingston

**NEW - Portsmouth Art Market (Kingston)

Artfest Toronto invites you and your families to get ready for the time of your lives - during this year’s three-day Artfest show taking place may 19th to 21st!  Artfest Kids Create & Learn with artist Sabrina Parrish as your guide. Kids can drop in ANYTIME to experience new free art activities all weekend long from 11am-6pm.

There’s something for everyone at Artfest!
— Artfest Team

NEW this year, Artfest Port Credit presents a Children's Digital Gallery!  Spread the news and sign up TODAY!  This is a one time chance for your little artist to be seen!  Sign up here for only $5.  

Artfest is very excited about the new digital gallery where we will present children’s
art to over 50,000 event visitors on a giant LED screen. Come see the sneak preview at Artfest Port Credit, May 25-27 or come to Artfest Kingston on Canada Day weekend June 30-July 2, 2018 for the main event.

Artfest has fun, creative and educational events planned for – well, you all know the expression – “Kids of All Ages.”
— Artfest Ontario
Posted on May 1, 2018 and filed under Artfest Kids.

Get Ready to Rock at Artfest Toronto 2018

Artfest events always present performances by wonderful musicians to enhance the great atmosphere for visitors. We keep the music low-key so it doesn’t overpower the art scene, yet engaging to make your time with us a rockin' good time. The show opens Saturday with Andy Griffiths and his energetic and passionate rootsy-folkin' rock tunes. Listen to his hit Running on Empty and get ready for a memorable performance at Artfest Toronto this Victoria Day long weekend. 

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Andy Griffiths at Artfest Toronto!

ANDY is an energetic rootsy folkin' rock singer/songwriter who writes from gut feelings and personal experiences.

He sings lead and plays a driving rhythmic/percussive style on acoustic guitar. Catchy melodies and tight vocal harmonies are prevalent throughout his tunes.  Check him out at Artfest Toronto.  

Andy produced a children's album (Andy Griffiths Songs for Children). To listen to his children's hit, Sandwiches, click here

Join the talented duo, Melody Fair, as they present their collection of beautiful guitar rhythms and sweet melodies.

About the 'Dynamic Duo'...

David Wipper has a solid background in recording and concert performance. You will recognize his distinctive style from Grammy Award winning hit song Black Velvet and other hits by Amanda Marshall, Rita Coolidge and Return Trip.

Hazel Wipper hails from folk band Jesse and later the Decades and sings gorgeous lead with her partner David in Melody Fair. They perform a wide range of folk and rock classics showcasing David’s stellar guitar skills and Hazel’s amazing voice.

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Tim Bovaconti & Patrick Allcock

Tim Bovaconti & Patrick Allcock will be groovin' on the stage this Victoria Day!

Join us at Artfest Toronto all day long on Sunday, May 20th - to listen to Tim Bovaconti and Patrick Allcock. Tim Bovaconti is lead guitarist with Burton Cummings and Ron Sexsmith as well as an artist/producer in his own right. Patrick Allcock is a songwriter and musician.

Tim and Pat have been sharing the stage for almost two decades in the Toronto area, as a duo or with a full band. They are well known for their harmonies and musical sense of fun, playing classic tunes (But, not always the most obvious choices!) and always providing a good time! 

www.timbovaconti.com

Spring Art & Craft Show 2018!

Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists and artisans.
— Artfest Ontario

Preparations for the May show are in 'full swing'. 80 Artists and Artisans from Ontario and Quebec will be exhibiting their beautiful handmade products. The show has a wide range of offerings: paintings, sculpture, pottery, designer clothing, jewellery, gourmet food, wood turnings, glass, designer furniture, and much more.

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This is a FREE outdoor event. Open Saturday, Sunday & Monday, from 11am to 6pm, daily. The Distillery Historic District is a unique Toronto Historical location lined with cobblestone streets. Stroll the charming lanes and enjoy cafes, unique shopping, music and ART.

Home to theatres, galleries, and artists, the distillery is alive with culture.  This Victoria Day weekend, join us at Artfest and support local artists and artisans.  The gourmet food selection is to die for, and Artfest is offering FREE children's art classes as well as music at Trinity Square.   There's something for everyone at Artfest Toronto!  

Browse our Artfest Toronto slideshow below for a sneak peak of some of our talented artists and artisans. 

Gourmet Food ~ an Artfest tradition!

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District will be overflowing with scrumptious food to tantalize your taste buds. From comfort food to the decadence of French Fusion cuisine, you'll discover a collection of fine restaurants lining the courtyard at Artfest.  All within walking distance of the show, Artfest will also be featuring Gourmet Food artisans so you may take home one of a kind gourmet food treasures.

Artfest Toronto visitors absolutely love food!  And, that is why we have gathered a delightful group of gourmet food artisans to showcase their food. As you stroll through the art exhibits this Victoria Day long weekend, you will be enticed to sample, and likely purchase, many delicious treats!

Transform your own dishes by using the secret recipes offered at some of our Artfest Toronto gourmet food booths.  Produced in small batches and using top quality ingredients, Artfest artisan foods continue to be a favourite! Stock up on your preferred condiments and sauces and try something new, too!  Spectacular hot sauces, jams, pickles, mustard's and spreads (to name a few selections available)......no worries if you develop an addiction - these food artisans all have websites to ship and replenish your stash! 

Visit our Artfest Toronto food exhibitors websites below:

Pepperbrew Hot Sauce

Sprucewood Cookies

Ednas Pickles

Carmichael Meats

Bruce County Nut & Fudge 

Backyardigan Food Truck

Beaver Tails

View the slideshow below to see our amazing Artfest Toronto gourmet food exhibitors!  

When: May 19 - 21 ~ 2018 (Victoria Day Weekend)

Show times: 11am to 6pm, daily

Posted on May 1, 2018 and filed under Gourmet Food.

NEW 2018 Artpix Screen showcasing Children's Art at Artfest!

Included in this years 2018 Artfest Port Credit show is the debut of the Digital ArtPix Children’s Gallery. Artfest is very excited about the gallery where we will present children’s art to over 50,000 event visitors!  This is the perfect way for young artists to celebrate the arts and build self-esteem on the world art stage.

This eye capturing weatherproof 16x9 LED screen will be showcasing artwork of students from local elementary schools, globally. This is the first time something like this has been done in the world so don't miss out on this great opportunity.  For only $5 your child's artwork will be displayed on our giant screen at our upcoming Port Credit show. Schools that participate will receive $2 toward student council.  

How it works: ArtPix Photo Submission

To register: Please enter your information into this form and upload a photo of your art. Then pay the $5 entry fee. Remember: Your school's parent council will receive $2 for each entry.

Come celebrate with us and view this NEW and amazing LED screen in both Port Credit and Kingston and enjoy everything these historic cities have to offer! Free admission too!

 

Posted on April 17, 2018 and filed under Other.

Artfest 2018 is approaching!

Celebrating the Arts in Ontario!

Artfest Toronto has quickly emerged into one of Toronto’s favourite spring art shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more, from Canada’s top artists, Artfest is set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto and is an event you won't want to miss!   There's something for everyone at Artfest!

FREE admission and fun for all, Artfest Toronto hosts over 75 talented Canadian artists and artisans who will be exhibiting along the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery HIstoric District. At Artfest Toronto, we present a broad spectrum of craft and art media that includes a stunning selection of pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, clothing, textiles, painting, sculpture, photography and more.  

Each exhibitor has a personalized style with outstanding craftsmanship. And that's not all. At Artfest Toronto, you can join in for one of our FREE Artfest Kids workshops, or mosey on over to Trinity Square where the stage is rocking with talented performers. 

Artfest Toronto ~ Spring Art & Craft Show

When: May 19-21, 2018 (Victoria Day Weekend) - 11am to 6pm, daily.

Where: Historic Distillery District

Please have a peak below at our photo gallery slide show of some of the amazing artists and artisans exhibiting at our upcoming Artfest Toronto show. There's something for everyone at Artfest ~ From May 19th to 21st - see you at the show!

Visit Artfest Ontario here ~ http://www.artfestontario.com/toronto/

Posted on April 12, 2018 and filed under Other.

Honouring Lory MacDonald on International Women's Day!

At Artfest we celebrate women and art on a daily basis. We are honoured to see such talent and expression in our female artists and artisans. We hope to empower more women to follow their dreams, share their gifts, uplift other women, and continue to create art - all the while growing stronger with each and every day!  International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. Amazingly, it has been taking place for over a century. 

Our female artists are the backbone of our shows and we will continue to celebrate women's creative expression and encourage all women to express!  Art comes in many forms, however you express it, in fact. We celebrate and recognize the talents of women across all of Canada. Our Artfest women are unbelievable and you won't want to miss Artfest 2018.  We feature art and craft as well as music, dance and theatre! There's something for everyone at Artfest! NEW this year is the Portsmouth Art Market and our Christmas market both happening in Kingston, ON.  

So, the team at Artfest would like to recognize and thank our show producer and artist, Lory MacDonald, for all her dedicated work that goes toward keeping art and craft alive in our local community and beyond!  Lory is remarkable!  Let us honour her today...

 

 Lory MacDonald ~ show producer, artist and inspirational artistic leader!  

Lory MacDonald ~ show producer, artist and inspirational artistic leader!  

About Lory MacDonald

Lory MacDonald is an Artist and Artfest Show producer. She is passionate about inspiring and promoting artists of all ages, teaching art, and selling her art pieces across Canada, USA and Hong Kong. 

A graduate from the Ontario College of Art, Lory's philosophy about life and art is: Life without creativity and passion is dull! This is her motivation to promote artists and artisans from across Canada and to create opportunities for creative people to thrive.

Her latest endeavor, with partner Al Hearn, is the Artists Advantage membership program. Creating discounts, benefits, networking and a resource centre for artists across Canada. Check it out. Please join us.

View Lory's Art and should you have the honour of meeting Lory face to face, give her a high five for keeping art and creativity alive!  

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,”
— Gloria Steinem ~ Feminist, Journalist & Female Political Activist

Please have a look at the slide show below of just a few of our women creators and their work at Artfest!  You all ROCK!!

About Artfest Ontario

Artfest Ontario hosts six art & craft shows yearly. Our events are held outdoors in beautiful historic settings. Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District is celebrating it's twelfth year.  Watch for the NEW indoor Artfest Christmas in KIngston Show on December 6-9, 2018.

Artfest Kingston is now in it's seventh year. Artfest Kingston is held in the spacious City Park with 150 artist and artisan exhibitors and includes live music, dance, children's art workshops, theatre workshops, interactive mural project, First Nations Pavillion and much more. All programming is free to the public. Dates: June 30- July 2, 2018.

Heading into its fourth year is Artfest Port Credit, in the historic downtown of Port Credit in Memorial Park. 95 fine art and craft artists, plus free children's art programming and live music. See you there on May 25-27, 2018.

For more information, Contact:

Artfest Show Producer - Lory MacDonald

Artfest Ontario & Artists Advantage
(705) 293-2787
Lorymacdonald@gmail.com

Artfest Show Applications - launch today!

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We are very excited to announce the launch of our 2018 Artfest Show applications for artists and artisans. Please note that the application deadlines have changed. All of the established Artfest shows are on again this year: Toronto at the Distillery (May and September), Port Credit and Kingston.

The big news is the NEW Christmas show in Kingston on Dec 6-9, 2018. Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount and save $100 on your booth fees. We searched for a long time for a suitable venue and have found it!
The Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex has all the right qualities for a new Christmas show. Free parking, lots of space, close to the 401 highway for customers to travel in from around the region, and a nice AstroTurf floor.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

*NEW Application Deadlines

  •     Artfest Toronto May, February 1, 2018
  •     Artfest Port Credit, February 15, 2018
  •     Artfest Kingston, March 1, 2018
  •     Artfest Toronto Fine Art & Craft Show, March 30, 2018
  •     Artfest Christmas in KIngston, June 1, 2018

Remember, Artists Advantage members receive a discount on all the Artfest shows. So sign up and save! on many expenses for your art business. It is only $99 for the year. Join today!

 

 

 

Posted on November 16, 2017 .

Artfest -planning for 2018- an exciting Announcement!

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The Artfest shows may be finished for 2017, but our team has been busy planning the 2018 events. There is lots to do: grant reports, grant applications, partnership building, venue booking, and website updating. We are also busy brainstorming for exciting new programing features, setting up the new show applications, booking our musicians and performing artists, updating 100’s of event listings, designing our 2018 graphics, and of course having some playtime too!

We are very pleased to announce a new Artfest event for 2018. For a long time we have been looking for a suitable venue for a new indoor Christmas show. We have found it! Artfest will launch a Christmas show in Kingston, ON Dec 6-9, 2018 at the Kingston Thousand Islands Sportsplex. This is a large venue that will allow the show to grow for many years. We are very excited!

Artfest show applications will be available in mid November. This new start date and application deadline will allow us to finalize our artist line up earlier in the year.

Meanwhile, be sure to visit the Artfest artists and artisans at many other Christmas and Holiday shows over the next two months. They have been busy putting the finishing touches on their items for the gift-giving season. They are counting on you!

 

Posted on October 13, 2017 .

Photographers at Artfest Toronto!

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District was a hit this past Labour Day long weekend! So much fun was had by all and we couldn't be more thankful in supporting Canadian photographers, artists, artisans, gourmet food specialists, art teachers and musicians for all their hard work.  Thank you to everyone for coming together for the final show of the season. There was something for everyone at Artfest Toronto.

We showcase all kinds of interesting art and craft gifts at Artfest as well as a selection of fine photography.  Hopefully you were lucky enough at grab a piece to bring home to add to your home decor.  In case you missed all of our shows this year, plan to come and join in on the fun for one of next year's Artfest Ontario shows.

Four Artfest show events:

Artfest Toronto ~ spring & fall at the Distillery

Artfest Port Credit

Artfest Kingston

Take a look at our slideshow below to view some of the Artfest photo specialist vendors that exhibited their photography. Such amazing works, unique effects and one of a kind, visual works of art.

 

 

Posted on September 5, 2017 and filed under Photography, Wall Art.

Melody Fair performing TODAY at Artfest Toronto!

All day long be entertained by Melody Fair: a dynamic duo who are set to perform a varied selection of your favourite tunes.  They are fantastic, friendly and extremely talented!  You won't want to miss seeing them entertain our Artfest Toronto crowds.  Today, from 11-6, get your groove on and head over for some rockin' tunes! 

Dave Wipper & Hazel Wipper - have been performing most of their lives.  The couple are happily Continuing on with music as their sole career,!  The energetic, talented couple, will perform  a wide variety of tunes at Artfest Toronto this Labour Day long weekend.  Find them on the main stage in Trinity Square at the Distillery and HEAR THE EXPERIENCE!.

Dave Wipper has a solid background in recording and concert performance.  You can hear his distinctive style on the Grammy Award winning hit song Black Velvet and other hits by Amanda Marshal, Rita Coolidge and Return Trip.  

Hazel hails from the folk band, Jesse, and later, Decades.  "Haze" gained public acclaim in Toronto with the Decades 60's cover band and is now the lead vocalist for Return Trip. She sings gorgeous lead and harmony with her partner Dave in their duo, Melody Fair.  

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Posted on September 2, 2017 and filed under Artfest Music.

Fused Glass Art - a tradition at Artfest Toronto!

The making of glass is one of the most fascinating of the ancient arts.  Artfest is fortunate to have some of Canada's top notch glass artists exhibiting at Artfest Toronto this year! Showcasing glass art has been a tradition since our first Artfest show over ten year's ago so come out and see for yourself the mystery of transforming glass pieces into original art pieces unlike any other.    We are OPEN now!  

The transformation of glass seems almost magical, doesn't it? How do these artisans really make glass art pieces?  It's a mystery some may never know; nonetheless, while walking the cobble stone lanes at the final show of the season, take some time to inquire about the making of glass.  Your artisans will be more than happy to fill you in on their talented gift of glass art making. We hope you'll take the time to examine the work of our many talented glass artists and to ask them about their techniques. It's wonderful to examine a piece of glass art and be both mesmerized by its beauty, and curious about how it came into being.  

Artfest Toronto is taking place at the Distillery Historic District of the picturesque downtown core in Toronto NOW.  Don't miss the last show of 2017!

Fall Fine Art & Craft Show

Sept 1-4 2017 (Labour Day Weekend)

11am to 6pm daily

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Posted on September 1, 2017 and filed under Glass.

Portrait of Artfest Toronto's Clothing Designers

Not only does Artfest offer a huge selection of fine art and craft items for purchase, handmade designer clothing is also popular at all four of our shows.  Top Canadian designers are exhibiting today at the Distillery Historic District, from the 1st to 4th!  We celebrate fine art and craft and this also includes clothing (and all different styles) to suit each and every need. From crotchet, knitwear and felt hats to silk printing and scarves, Artfest has something for everyone!  

Posted on September 1, 2017 and filed under Clothing.

Lead Guitarist from Burton Cummings at Artfest Toronto TODAY!

Join us at Artfest Toronto with performer, Tim Bovaconti and friends who will be groovin’ all day long at the historic Trinity Square in the heart of the Distillery District.

Tim Bovaconti is lead guitarist with Burton Cummings and Ron Sexsmith as well as an artist/producer in his own right.  Tim will be sharing the stage with musical friends from the Toronto area. They are well known for their harmonies and musical sense of fun, playing classic tunes and always providing a good time! 

Visit Tim's site for more info:  Tim Bovaconti

Tim Bovaconti's Tour Dates. 

Posted on September 1, 2017 and filed under Artfest Music.

Artfest Toronto is OPEN today!

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District

Artfest Toronto hosts two outdoor art and craft shows, yearly. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. 

FREE admission!

Fall Fine Art & Craft Show

When: Sept 1-4 2017 (Labour Day Weekend)

Event Times: 11am to 6pm daily

Click here for directions to Artfest Toronto. 

Take a sneak peak view in the slideshow below of our Artfest Toronto exhibitors artwork.

Sculpture & Pottery

Artfest Toronto features a unique selection of pottery and sculpture artisans who work with their hands to create one-of-a-kind art pieces.  Magnificent, really!! Whatever styles attract you most, there is a wonderful variety of sculpture and ceramic art at Artfest where are are sure to find the perfect piece for your home.  The pottery is completely functional and most pieces can even go in the dishwasher!  

What a great way to upscale your home's decor with a beautiful hand crafted Canadian art piece from Artfest Toronto.  The show takes place from Sept 1st to 4th at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto.  The perfect setting and something for everyone at Artfest!  

Artfest Toronto Fall Fine Art & Craft Show

Sept 1-4 2017 (Labour Day Weekend)

11am to 6pm daily

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Posted on August 31, 2017 and filed under Sculpture, Pottery.

Fine Hand-crafted Jewellery available at Artfest Toronto!

Artfest Toronto recognizes everyone loves jewellery and we proudly feature some of Canada's top experts in jewellery making at all of our Artfest Ontario shows.   

Art and craft shows have become known as a hub for jewellery shopping.  With the recent resurgence of the craft industry in general, the number of jewellers has burgeoned - making jury selection for art and craft shows a difficult task. Craft categories go in and out of popularity in waves.  Currently, pottery and woodcraft and weaving, are experiencing an upward swing, while glass is heading down after a long stretch of being on top.  Jewellery artisans pretty much always sell well at shows.

The criteria for Artfest jewellery are based upon our rating of uniqueness of materials and design and the craftsmanship and presentation of the art pieces.  You will find a wide variety at our shows and in most cases, different artisans at each of Artfest Ontario's four yearly events, Generally, we like to give as many artists as possible the opportunity to exhibit at our shows.  To apply for any of Artfest Ontario's 2018 shows and to view our application guidelines, visit - Artfest Ontario Exhibitor Guidelines

Jewellery can be made from just about anything you can imagine and many new materials are being added to the mix.  We've noticed a movement away from gold and silver, making room for brass, copper, clay and recycled materials.  Today, jewellery designers are also exploring ways to have a lower impact on the environment and are re-purposing materials in their work.  For instance, antique buttons, charms and beads, stripped electrical wire and natural seeds are all candidates.  

View our Artfest Toronto Jewellery exhibitors here and see you at the final show of the 2017 season.  

 

Posted on August 31, 2017 and filed under Jewellery.