Overview of Toronto Outdoor Art ExhibitionNathan Phillips Square, located just outside of Toronto City Hall, is normally home to just a few pieces of art, like Henry Moore's sculpture The Archer. But this weekend Nathan Phillips Square becomes home to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE): the first, largest, and longest running outdoor art fair in Toronto. This is a great event that I have only seen in passing and this year will be the first year that I will take the time to visit this amazing free outdoor art exhibition.
Since 1961, TOAE has provided "an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal setting – removing the barriers to access, and dispelling the formality of a traditional gallery or art fair experience." You can visit over 350 artists and view their work. Most of the artists will be available to talk with and many of their original art pieces are available for purchase. There is also an awards parade on Saturday, where awards are given out to winning artists in 14 different categories. Please visit the TOAE website for more information.
P.s!: Throughout the weekend there are also special presentations in an informal setting where you can meet and talk with several curators and artists. Please visit here for the full schedule.