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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit

July 6, 7 + 8 are the dates for the 51st Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit (Saturday 10:30-7:30, Sunday 10:30-6:30) 

Here's a bit about it:
As the largest juried outdoor art exhibition in Canada, TOAE offers a fresh-air alternative to conventional art shows and galleries. Hundreds of artists participate and an estimated 100,000 visitors attend the exhibition every year. Side by side, established artists, undiscovered talents and innovative students sell their work directly to the public and make lasting connections with art dealers and collectors.  

In 2011, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition's award program presented over $30,000 in cash awards and prizes to participating artists.  

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is a charitable, non-profit organization supported by a group of volunteers active in the art and corporate communities. The exhibition is financed through registration fees, and by government, corporate and individual sponsors, enabling the TOAE to charge one of the lowest registration fees in North America. No percentage of the artists' sales is taken by the organizers.  

We discovered an amazing local artist last year, Laura Culic whose work is featured here, and commissioned this piece from her after the show (read about it on her blog).  
Even if you are not in the market, think about taking a few minutes to go and admire the incredible local work - it will be an inspiration to get your own creative juices flowing.  And if your creative juices are tapped, enjoy the eye candy and have a snack from one of the local vendors.

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