Category: Creative

ON VIEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: Love Lives in Scarborough featuring select Portrait Series

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30th October

Features works by LoveisLoveisLove and participants of LLL’s Photography Masterclass Series

Exhibition Dates:  October 31 to November 30
Opening Reception: November 1,  5:30 PM– 7:30 PM 
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road

Love Lives in Scarborough presents photographic artworks produced by LoveisLoveisLove (LLL) paired with personal narratives submitted by the subjects of the photos, highlighting the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals living in the Scarborough community.

This exhibit also features select Portrait Series of two up-and-coming photographers, Shingruf Chughtai and James Ip, who participated in LLL’s Photography Masterclass. Each of their works are presented as a series of portraits that can be seen to compliment Love Lives in Scarborough by continuing to shed light on the human experience within Scarborough. 



The Love Lives in Scarborough exhibition is a project which highlights the experiences of LGBTQ+ folks living in Scarborough. The exhibition features … Read More »


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15th August

Featuring works by Christine Demore
Curated by Christine Demore

Exhibition Dates: August 15 to September 14
Artist Meet and Greet/Reception: September 6, 3 PM–5 PM 
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road

RECOVERY presents artwork created by Canadian artist, Christine Demore. Demore’s exhibit explores self-expression and living with mental illness through the combination of themes relating to art therapy, lived experience, and personal reflection. Demore’s work is marked by bright, multi-layered colours, sometimes layered with line and stippling to create dimension. Her abstract pour technique is creative, modern, and refined as it creates optical illusions and invokes a unique emotional response.


“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gadsby

At the cusp of a breakdown, words failed me. When I was no longer able to read or write about what was happening inside me, acrylic pour painting became my outlet. My art is … Read More »

ON VIEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: Camila Wong’s The Evolution of Self-Identity

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2nd May

The Evolution of Self-Identity
Featuring works by Camila Wong
Curated by María Alejandra Olórtegui Ibáñez

Exhibition Dates: May 3 to June 28, 2018
Opening Reception: May 11, 3 PM–5 PM 
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road

The Evolution of Self-Identity presents art works created by Peruvian born artist, Camila Wong. Wong’s exhibit explores self-identity through the combination of themes relating to art therapy, everyday life, humour, reflection, environment and social issues. Wong’s works can be seen to depict her bold artistic style of applying heavy paint and using repetitive, expressive energetic lines and brushstrokes to create optical illusion, lively movement, harmony and unity.

“I use painting as form of art therapy. I see it as a medium that is therapeutic and can help us to heal and express our feelings about the rights, the wrongs and the comedy of our everyday lives.  

As a hard of … Read More »

Mark your calendars for En Route: 30th Annual Juried Exhibition + BIG ART BOOK!

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5th January

For this year’s 30th Annual Juried Exhibition + BIG ART BOOK, visual and literary artists were asked to explore the theme En Route —an exploration of being  in transition, in flux, in between, or being on the move. What does your journey look like? Who or what causes you to travel and what do you encounter en route?

Browse the online version of the BIG ART BOOK on our website, or purchase your own printed copy by emailing us at Books are available for $20 for Scarborough Arts members, and $25 for non-members.

The Annual Juried Exhibition runs from January 13 to 24, 2016 at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road. For information regarding gallery hours and directions, visit the Todmorden Mills website.

Scarborough Arts is closed for the holidays

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18th December

Please note that the Scarborough Arts office will be closed starting Tuesday, December 22, 2015 and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.

From all of us here at Scarborough Arts, we wish you a delightful holiday break and a wonderful welcome to the new year!

Celebrate the holidays at Scarborough Arts with Holiday Dreams!

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27th November

The holiday season is upon us; celebrate it here at Scarborough Arts!

Join us for Holiday Dreams on December 15, 2015 at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road for a merry evening for the whole family!

From 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, bring the kids (and the kids-at-heart!) and your best smiles to the Bluffs Gallery for a photo opportunity with Santa Claus! Enjoy free holiday treats (Hot chocolate! Cookies! Candy canes!) and get busy with family-friendly activities.

From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Bluffs Gallery will host a holiday mixer featuring musical performances, contests and games. Mix and mingle with fellow Scarborough Arts members, artists, and guests over beverages and refreshments.

A holiday-themed visual arts exhibition will also be on view at the Bluffs Gallery from December 7, 2015 until January 5, 2016. Shop for fine art pieces by Scarborough Arts members, as well as handmade ceramics, … Read More »

You’re invited to the EAST Homecoming Party!

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18th November

To celebrate an extraordinary 3 years of the EAST Collective, Scarborough Arts is throwing an EAST Homecoming Party at Scarborough Arts’ the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road. The event will celebrate the best of this trailblazing and multi-faceted music program for Scarborough youth: from its youth artists and planners to the music, spoken word pieces, and documentaries produced by the EAST Music Collective, EAST Spoken Word and Music Collective, EAST Documentary Collective, and the EAST Project Management Collective.

Scarborough Arts Program Director Jen D. Fabico why the EAST Homecoming should not be missed: “Over the last three years, EAST had been working with different groups of youth musicians. On December 1, we’ll be celebrating with all of the previous participants, facilitators, and stakeholders. We want to know what everyone has been working on. It’s right before the holiday season and we’re … Read More »

Rent the Bluffs Gallery for your next exhibition!

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16th November

Download the Bluffs Gallery – Rental Agreement 2016 here. 

The Bluffs Gallery is an intimate community space approximately 650 sq. ft., with 2 open-concept rooms and a foyer available as gallery/exhibition space. The Gallery is available to rent to Scarborough Arts members (at a discounted rate) and to non-members for a two-week period throughout fall 2016.

General Information:

– Gallery rental fees are $250 for current Scarborough Arts members, and $325 for non-members
– The Bluffs Gallery is open from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
– The Bluffs Gallery takes 20% commission on all sales. All sales will be processed through Scarborough Arts.
– Installation at the Bluffs Gallery is done on a hook-and-chain system. For 3D pieces, the artist is responsible for providing their own system of exhibiting the pieces, which must be reviewed by the Program Director.
– Installation and strike of the … Read More »

Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2014-2015

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16th November

The Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2014 – 2015 is here!

Have a read through to find more about the programs that we’ve delivered, goals we’ve achieved, our financials, as well as the support that we’ve received over the previous year.

Download our 2014 – 2015 Annual Report here.
Download our 2014 – 2015 Financial Statements here.

Scarborough Arts is Hiring a Program Director

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12th November

Deadline Extended to Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM


Scarborough Arts is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the community through the arts since 1978. Scarborough Arts develops, delivers and promotes arts programming and cultural initiatives in collaboration and partnership with the community. For more information, please visit

The Program Director, reporting to Executive Director, a one year full-time maternity leave contract position, is responsible for the management, implementation, and evaluation of current Scarborough Arts’ programs and events, as well as developing future programs and program models—that better meet the community’s needs, increase impact, and have long-term sustainability.

If you are applying for the position, you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are attracted to community arts. You are a self-starter and a self-learner. You are a problem-solver. You see challenges as opportunities. You take initiative and responsibility. You have an … Read More »


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