Gallery City on Eglinton Ave Summer 2017

Gallery City Art Crawl and Contest

The York Eglinton BIA is proud to announce that we have 14 art stops in the Gallery City Art Crawl!

The outdoor gallery

This summer Eglinton Avenue is transforming into an urban art gallery from Weston Road in the west, to Laird Drive in the east following the route of the new Metrolinx LRT stations. Showcasing art from 12 local artists, ‘Gallery City’ will run from July 3, to August 25, 2017. Participants are invited to come out, enjoy the many unique and vibrant Eglinton business communities along the corridor, and enter to win one of the more than 40 paintings on display.

Quentin VerCetty – Tshimwana Mask

Loving it local

Gallery City is a joint initiative of Metrolinx, Crosslinx Transit Solutions – Constructors (CTSC), the seven Eglinton Business Improvement Areas, and Eglinton businesses along the future LRT route from Mount Dennis Station to Laird. To secure the art for the initiative, Gallery City has partnered with all the local non-profit arts organizations along Eglinton Avenue, including Urban Arts, NIA Centre for the Arts, Art Starts and the Artbarn School.

Come visit our locations and enter the contest to win art by

Camille Lauren

Bonnie Pullan

Shirley Mpagi

Quentin VerCetty

Spend the afternoon exploring our neighbourhood and taste something new. Grab some take-aways and chill under a tree at a local park.

Where it all began

The original Gallery City concept was conceived in partnership between the York-Eglinton BIA and Hogtown Mascots, under the artistic direction of John Kernaghan, in 2013. It ran for approximately three months in the Oakwood and Eglinton community.

This year, Gallery City brings together local businesses, property owners and local artists from across Eglinton. The six designated art crawls will re-create Eglinton as a destination for Torontonians and tourists and invite new foot traffic along the corridor.

Summer in the City

“Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our city, and art, the streets and the neighbourhoods that make Toronto such a great place to be”.   (Aadila Valiallah, York Eglinton BIA Coordintor)

Eglinton Avenue is a main throughfare in the City of Toronto. We want people to come out and get reacquainted with the many historically rich and diverse neighbourhoods along Eglinton this summer.

For more information on Gallery City and an interactive map of the art displays, visit www.gallerycity.ca.

 

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