Yorkville Murals | Sept 24 – 26, 2021
Toronto’s Yorkville Murals is an annual three-day cultural event that celebrates contemporary muralism and public art. Through the creation of artistic murals in Yorkville, and the implementation of cultural activations such as artist installations, speaker panels, and movie screenings, this project focuses on making Yorkville a landmark in Toronto for public art and an ultimate tourist destination.
The event organized in partnership with the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Association is also a program partner of the ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022. YVM builds on Yorkville’s reputation as a historic enclave of Toronto’s early twentieth century art scene. The event has been designed as a safe, self-guided experience in the heart of Toronto.
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In partnership with Yorkville Village and STK Toronto, Yorkville Murals presents a mural inspired by the power of water and air.
Nicolas Sanchez (AKA AlfAlfa) is a Venezuelan artist now based in Toronto.
AlfAlfA considers himself a draftsman, using techniques based on vintage etchings and engravings, with a particular focus on the perspectival effects of variations of the thickness of lines. His artwork frequently depicts animal-human hybrids, using a Dada-esque collage style to create otherworldly, mythical beings.
Discover the mural in The Lane at Yorkville Village (136 Yorkville Avenue).
A project by Ghost Atelier and Polestar, featuring powerful night projections that will light up Yorkville Ave. at night.
Discover abstract and captivating animations projected on façade at 92 Yorkville Avenue, from Sept 20 – 26, 7:30pm – 9pm.
The Other Art Fair | Sept 24 – Oct 11, 2021
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, gives you the opportunity to meet a curated selection of independent and emerging artists and browse thousands of pieces to suit every budget at live in-person events and digitally with The Online Studios. With prices starting from as little as $150, this is an art fair for everyone. Whether you’re a first-time art buyer, seasoned collector, curator, investor, gallery owner, art lover or anything in between, you are guaranteed to find something to add to (or start!) your collection.
This year, The Other Art Fair is partnering with Yorkville Murals to showcase work by nine rising female artists from the Toronto area. Discover the exhibit in The Oval at Yorkville Village, or visit here for more information.