The Artist Project Toronto

From March 5 to 8, 2009, The Artist Project Toronto returns to the historic Liberty Grand for its second annual exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art. Discover the work of over 150 of the best juried independent artists. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned collector, this four-day art fair is a rare opportunity to meet and purchase directly from both established and emerging artists.


The opening night preview party takes place on Thursday, March 5, from 7:00 to 10:00pm. See it first, and buy it first…enjoy an evening of art, music and decadent treats. A portion of the ticket proceeds from the opening night preview will be donated to SKETCH, a charitable organization that creates art-making opportunities for young people who are street-involved, homeless, or who are considered to be at risk. 


After 10:00pm, the opening night party will continue around the corner at the Drake Hotel. Pick up your special invitation at the show to avoid the lineups. Admittance is based on capacity and is restricted to those 19 years of age and older.


Nurturing the talent of emerging artists, The Artist Project Toronto is pleased to present Untapped, a competition and exhibition of emerging artists. Selected from hundreds of applicants, 16 of the best up-and-coming young artists have been invited to participate in this special exhibition.


Enter your name for a chance to win brunch at the Drake Hotel, followed by a walking tour of West Queen West’s Art & Design District. Art Concierge Betty Ann Jordan will give you and a guest an extraordinary opportunity to experience art, design and architecture in the city’s west end (five winners will be selected). One lucky winner will receive the grand prize of a weekend getaway package at the Drake Hotel and a personalized tour led by Betty Ann Jordan. Enter online or fill out a ballot at the show for your chance to win.


The Artist Project Toronto is pleased to welcome the CFC Media Lab. Created in 1997, the CFC Media Lab (formerly Habitat New Media Lab) provides a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media artists, content developers and practitioners. The CFC Media Lab will launch a new project at The Artist Project Toronto.


The popular Art Chat Series will be returning with more thought-provoking lectures and seminars. Join top art and design professionals as they cover topics like trends in art collecting and incorporating art into your interior design – or take in a guided tour of the show floor. Visit the event schedule page for more details. Art Chats are complimentary with admission, space subject to availability.


On Saturday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Melony Ward, publisher of Canadian Art magazine, will host a lively discussion with a panel of artists from the show. Learn more about the artists, their inspiration and their work. Canadian Art is a prestigious, award-winning, quarterly magazine showcasing the best of contemporary Canadian and historical art.


On Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, join Betty Ann Jordan of “Artist File” in Canadian House & Home magazine, for “Art in Our Time,” a talk and tour that explores current themes in contemporary art relating to our unique time and place. Jordan’s talk will be followed by a walkabout of the show pointing out these trends as they are revealed in the works on display. 


The Liberty Grand is located at 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place in Toronto. The opening night preview party takes place from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursday, March 5, and the show runs from 11:00am to 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday.


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