Queen West Art Crawl
The Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC) is a charitable organization that features a three-day weekend long festival of creativity and community. It’s designed to celebrate and promote the art, culture and diversity of Queen West in Toronto. QWAC was founded by Artscape in 2003 and administered by the Parkdale Economic Development Corporation until 2007 when it was taken over by the Parkdale Community Development Group. In 2009 QWAC became registered as its own not for profit and became a registered charity in 2011.The cornerstone of QWAC is the Outdoor Art Exhibition in beautiful Trinity Bellwoods on October 1-2. The Art Show features a juried selection of the province’s best artists and artisans, and also has a Kids Zone, Performance Zone and some of Toronto’s best food vendors. The festival has expanded in recent years adding a Craft Beer Tent, New Music Stage and a Kids Zone.
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Art Around the World 2017
This application is for “”Art Around the World”, taking place in several businesses and galleries on Queen West in Toronto on September 23rd and 24th, 2017. Modelled on Toronto’s Caravan Festival, “Art Around the World” will highlight visual art, dance and music from over 20 different cultures and will include a Canada 150 event. We can confirm that TD is on board and they did receive Celebrate funding this year so the project will definitely go ahead. Artscape Youngplace will serve as the headquarters and will host a project called “My Canada”, an interactive project celebrating the sesquicentennial. Other partners include: The Theatre Centre (Africa); CAMH (Middle East); Curry’s (China); The Gladstone Hotel (Caribbean and West Indies); Little Tibetan Restaurant (Tibetan); The Drake Hotel (Japanese); Dog & Bear (United States); Twist Gallery (Latin); Stephen Bulger Gallery (United Kingdom); Gravity Pope (Indian); Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Aboriginal); The County General (Australian Pavilion); Toronto Blues Society (Polish Pavilion); White Squirrel Coffee Shop (German Pavilion); Oyster Boy (Russian and Ukrainian); Smoque N’ Bones (French); Squirly’s (Portuguese); It’s all GRK (Greek); and Terroni/Sud Forno (Italian Pavilion). Other partners include the West Queen West and Parkdale BIAs.