Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair begins this week
Founded in 2000, Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair is Canada’s foremost modern and contemporary fine art fair, providing unique access to the Canadian art market. An annual fall event, Art Toronto serves as the galvanizing vehicle for the nation’s art world. Considered the country’s must-attend event for art collectors and industry professionals, Art Toronto is the place for galleries wishing to attract a new sophisticated market of collectors, and professionals, and the place to network with a diverse and well connected group of fellow participants. Building on its successful platform as an exceptionally well serviced, user friendly fair, this year Art Toronto runs from October 24-27, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and presents more than 100 select galleries, complemented with special projects, exhibits, a full VIP program and dynamic cultural offerings. A special VIP opening preview takes place on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
As Canada’s cultural capital, Toronto is host to an eclectic, cosmopolitan and sophisticated arts and culture community. The city is a major scene for theatre, performing and visual arts, with more than 125 art galleries.A nexus for theatre and filmmaking, Toronto boasts the world’s third most extensive English-language theatre offerings after New York and London.
Toronto is home to the Canada’s largest collecting institutions and exhibiting spaces, including the much celebrated Art Gallery of Ontario,Royal Ontario Museum, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the internationally acclaimed contemporary art exhibition space The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
It is recognized as one of North America’s wealthiest cities as well as being considered one of the most diverse in the world. It is home to Canada’s highest income neighborhoods and boasts an engaged and supportive community of arts patrons and professionals.
Cultural amenities abound in this stunningly multicultural metropolis,which claims a population of just over 6 million, making it the fifth largest city and the fourth largest economic centre in all of North America.
This year, galleries from several global cultural capitals are participating, including London, Barcelona, Paris, Antwerp, Frankfurt, New York, Tel Aviv, and of course, Canada’s own Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Featured galleries include: Corkin Gallery, Fogo Island Arts, Galeria Contrast, Galerie Division, Galerie Mark Hachem, Galerie Van Der Planken, Georgia Scherman Projects, Mira Godard Gallery, MKG127, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Olga Korper Gallery, Praxis, Quantum Contemporary Art, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Winsor Gallery and many more.
Feature projects, art tours, power talks and discussions round out a fully enlightening program.
For more information, please visit www.arttoronto.ca.