Come listen to incredible live performances while you explore Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington! Join us on Saturdays September 18th, 25th, and October 2nd for a series of special live performances with local musicians. This Saturday come check out Luis Anselmi and Camila Lozada, bringing you the best of Latin jazz and world pop music. Performances will take place every hour on the hour from 12-5pm at Michael Power Park and outside the Arts Etobicoke Storefront Gallery. Discover new art and enjoy some live music while you explore the Village.

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Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to celebrate our Park Party in Wincott Park! We are so grateful to connect with all of you and celebrate this incredible community together. A big thank you to our community partner @deltafamilyrc for their support and to all the amazing artists, performers, and volunteers who made this event possible. We can’t wait to see you all again next year!

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Priming in Progress! The North Etobicoke Mural Project is in the works: we have partnered with @women_paint and @start_streetartoronto , and supporting partners @muralroutes and @stepspublicart to present this exciting new mural along Rexdale Blvd. and Highway 427. We can't wait to show you the finished piece!

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Arts in Wincott Park is back!!!
Arts Etobicoke in partnership with @deltafamilyrc is thrilled to present Arts in Wincott Park - a FREE series of arts activities and workshops for the residents of Kingsview Village - The Westway community. Join us for more visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and an exciting new public art project in Wincott Park this summer. For more information and to view the schedule of events and activities please visit the link in bio.

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A new mural is coming to Wincott Park! Join artist @khaulamazhar on August 25th and 27th from 3-5pm for an interactive workshop and community consultation where we will explore the theme of nature and community. We will share stories and memories to brainstorm ideas for the final mural through a series of paintings and stencil making. Community members will be invited to help paint the mural in early September. All ages welcome. Visit the link in bio to register now and share your ideas for the mural!

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🎉 Our first day of guided tours were a success! Thank you to our wonderful friends who joined us Saturday afternoon for a tour of Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington!

Join us for a guided tour every Saturday in August and experience the magic of augmented reality! Link in bio! #ArtsE
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Happy Friday! Starting tomorrow, Saturday August 6, we will be doing FREE guided tours of Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington with members of our staff and the amazing artists. Join us for guided tours of the augmented murals every Saturday in August from 12-5pm. Tours start every hour on the hour at our Storefront Gallery at 4893 Dundas Street West. Visit the link in bio to find out more and sign up today!

You can also post an image or screenshot of yourself experiencing the art with the hashtag #DiscoverAE to be entered into a draw to win a gift basket filled with goodies from the Village of Islington! Contest runs until September 30.

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Arts Etobicoke relies on the generous support of our community to offer innovative arts programming. Donate today to our summer fundraiser to help support accessible arts opportunities in your community and get a customized poem. Full disclosure: none of our staff are poets, but we will all try very hard!

Anyone who donates $20 or more before August 18 will receive a custom poem written by an Arts Etobicoke staff member. Your donation helps Arts Etobicoke create accessible arts-based learning opportunities and high-quality arts and cultural experiences to foster a vibrant arts community in Etobicoke. Visit the link in bio to make a donation today!

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Arts Etobicoke is excited to be partnering with @soundstreams to present Townhall: Indigenous Voices, a compelling musical experience that you can enjoy right from your own home! Join us virtually on Thursday, July 29 at 6:30pm for an evening of Indigenous music followed by an engaging conversation with the artists. The music is created by Métis composer Ian Cusson who has written songs both poignant and provocative. He has curated this program of contemporary Indigenous songs, performed by Métis mezzo-soprano Rebecca Cuddy.

Join us after the screening at 7:30pm for a lively discussion with Ian, Rebecca, and local Etobicoke artist Philip Cote. They will be joined by Soundstreams Founding Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney as they discuss what role the arts play in uncovering and highlighting the Indigenous experience in Canada. Register at www.soundstreams.ca

Encounters: Indigenous Voices and Town Hall: Indigenous Voices are supported by @td_canada #tdreadycommitment

📷Townhall speakers (clockwise from top left): Ian Cusson, Rebecca Cuddy, Lawrence Cherney, Philip Cote.

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Don’t miss our final Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington food tour, this Saturday. Join us on Saturday, July 24th from 12:00 - 5:00 pm, where the first 75 visitors will receive a FREE snack from @mai.bistro when they show a screenshot of themselves experiencing one of the AR activations. Enjoy your choice of Vegetarian Spring Roll, Grilled Steak, Crispy Taco, or Tres Leches Cake. Explore the Village, experience the new art and enjoy some delicious food.

This is your last chance to grab some free treats in the Village. But don’t worry, we will be back every Saturday in August with Guided Mural Tours of all the Augmented Reality murals. Visit artsetobicoke.com/events to reserve your spot!

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Online Gallery

Dana Zivkovic

Born 1985 in Zadar, Croatia, Dana Zivkovic currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She holds a Bachelor degree of Fine and Applied Arts from the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. A self-employed artist, Dana works as an art educator, curator, charity activist, looking for a new show, a gallery for exhibition. Her work explores relationship between natural heritage and the products of the modern society seen through a surreal prism. It is both formalistically representational and occasionally abstract. Recently she started developing the series which brings awareness on pollution.

Darlene Kulig

After a successful career as a graphic designer, Darlene began painting full-time ten years ago. What is especially impressive is that she has developed a unique, very personal approach that “feels” Canadian. Darlene’s award winning work has been featured in magazine and can be found in Canadian Embassy buildings, the Mayo Clinic, and art galleries across Canada and internationally. Pomegranate Communications has licensed Darlene’s work to be reproduced as contemporary Canadian content in their international product line. Most recently, she has created a line of fundraising face masks to raise money for her nephew’s memorial fund, The Craig Kulig Memorial Fund, to fund cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital. If you are interested in purchasing more products from Darlene Kulig such as calendars, puzzles, gift cards, and pillow slip covers, please contact our gallery manager akshata@artsetobicoke.com for inquiries.

David Chinyama

David Chinyama is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work is inspired by color, form, movement and texture. His work is a representation of personal fascinations and experiences often shaped by his upbringing and cultural memories of different African traditions. Working in multimedia, he explores subject matters centered upon aspects of identity, socio-economic, political and religious connotations. These compositions are made out of found fabrics and recycled fibers that are cut, stitched and painted together on canvas to form varying patterns and shapes. His practice can best be described as a form of adaptation and response to influences of various cultures within different urban settings. Working in a spontaneous approach, he experiments with the use of unfamiliar materials on how they relate to each other when placed in different frames that assign to them a new function.

Jacintha Krish

As a visual artist and art instructor, Jacintha Krish’s work is primarily in mixed media as well as watercolour and ink. Constantly experimenting with pushing the boundaries of colour and form has made her the artist that she is. Jacintha’s love of teaching has broadened her horizons and helped her get to know and understand people and their different forms of artistic pleasure. Art is an interesting and fulfilling journey and she feels fortunate indeed to be able to share in the experiences of many wonderful people along the way. Jacintha’s inspiration lies in the rich biodiversity of Canada, her home. The sights and sounds of the world around her constantly challenge her to paint the ever changing mosaic that is quintessentially Canadian.

Mr. Hydde

Mr. Hydde an artist living and working in the Toronto area. He shows his work under the pseudonym Mr. Hydde. He completed his B.F.A at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, and his M.F.A. degree at Concordia University in Montreal. Mr. Hydde lived in Tokyo Japan for 2 years, where he became familiar with Japanese printmaking techniques and started to become interested in Japanese Pop and Street Culture through his artistic contacts. His artwork is represented by Coldstream Fine Arts in Toronto, by Gallerie Pink E Space in Montreal, and 3rd Ethos Gallery in Brooklyn NY. Mr. Hydde is a member of the Brooklyn NY based Bushwick Collective. He has painted murals for the Bushwick Block Party for the past 3 years. He painted in the Dec. 2018 MOS Miami as an invited painter.

Natalie Very B

Natalie Very B. is a Polish-Canadian illustrator, muralist, and educator. She is passionate about facilitating art workshops with a strong focus on the therapeutic aspect of creative expression. Her large scale murals depict modern female empowerment and can be found all across the city of Toronto. She makes art with the goal of changing preconceived notions of feminism and promoting self-love and body positivity in the world.

Philip Cote

Philip Cote, MFA of Moose Deer Point First Nation is a Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper. Philip is a graduate of OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design Masters program. He is engaged in creating opportunities for art-making and teaching methodologies through Indigenous symbolism, traditional ceremonies, history, oral stories, and land-based pedagogy. His art and teaching philosophy evolves from his practice of experiential learning and the transmission of Indigenous Knowledge. Philip has shared his knowledge with numerous institutions from York University, the Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto, OCAD University, Peel District School Board and the TDSB. Philip is also a tour guide with “First Story” since 2005 providing an Indigenous history of Toronto covering the last 13,500 years and as far back as 130,000 years. Philip has won numerous TABIA awards for his public Street Art Murals Across the City of Toronto.

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