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SAVE THE DATE: Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting 2017-18

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5th October

Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting 2017-18Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6 to 8 PMScarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 & 2150 Borough Drive


We invite our members, artists, volunteers, organizational partners, program participants, and members of the Scarborough community to join us at our Annual General Meeting 2017-18. Help us celebrate recent achievements, recap the past year’s projects and programs, and look forward to new and exciting opportunities for the year ahead.

The evening will include:

— A presentation of Scarborough Arts programs from the 2017-2018 year— A preview of our upcoming 2018-2019 program season— Scarborough Arts’ 2017-2018 Annual General Meeting— Performances by our EAST Mixtape Challenge youth participants— Readings by Healthy Arts for Seniors participants— Refreshments

This page will be updated as activities are confirmed.

Scarborough Arts members, your presence is important at the Annual General Meeting in order to secure a quorum and … Read More »

Call for Board of Directors 2018-19

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4th October

In advance of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) being held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Scarborough Civic Centre (room location TBD), we are delighted to announce that Scarborough Arts is seeking new Board members who will bring a diverse range of knowledge, skills, leadership, judiciousness and capacity-building to our already dynamic board.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, to be “officially” included as a Director in our 2018-19 fiscal year, you will need to apply by October 31, 2018.  Interviews will be scheduled the following week (November 5–9, 2018).

Scarborough Arts is strongly committed to diversity within its community. We welcome applications to the Board from racialized persons / persons of colour, women and women-identified folks, newcomers, refugees, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America and elsewhere, persons with  different abilities, LGBTQ+ folks, and others who will contribute to the further … 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 »

Call for Facilitators: SA Suite of Programs 2018-19

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10th August

Are you an artist or an arts educator interested in bringing your artistic and cultural activities to Scarborough? Scarborough Arts is looking for engaging individuals to be part of our artist roster and plan and lead enriching arts workshops, talks, and events in Scarborough as part of our annual SA Suite of Programs 2018-19! 

This is a PAID opportunity. Artist facilitators will receive artist and materials fees, professional development, marketing support, and free access to event/workshop space at Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery. 

This year, we are especially interested in proposals that plan on offering a series of workshops that will allow participants to progressively build on their skills. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 



Throughout the year, Scarborough Arts offers a collection of creative, innovative and accessible workshops and events series in various locations of Scarborough. At … Read More »

Call for Submissions: Scarborough Arts’ 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition

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9th August


(in partnership with Neighbourhood Arts Network)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST








Scarborough Arts produces the Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of visual artworks created by local artists in response to a theme. For Scarborough Arts’ 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, artists are invited to submit works in painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, printmaking, video, and installation that respond to the theme Equity through Emergence.

Submissions are open to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists. In order to be eligible, artists must reside in Scarborough or in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Submissions will be reviewed by an … Read More »

Grant-Writing Workshop with Toronto Arts Council’s Peter Kingstone

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31st July

When: Wednesday, September 19, 6–8 PM Where: Scarborough Arts, 1859 Kingston RoadRSVP:

Scarborough Arts is pleased to partner with the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) to present a workshop with Peter Kingstone, Visual and Media Arts Officer at TAC. Peter will lead an informal discussion on how to access TAC funds; what is needed for a grant; tips and best practices for writing a grant application (focusing on the importance of storytelling, audience, history, and documentation); matching your project with the appropriate grants; and other possible sources of funding for your projects.

This workshop is geared for artists looking to apply to the Visual Artists and the Media Artists programs.


ABOUT PETER KINGSTONEPeter Kingstone is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator, working primarily in video and photography. As an independent artist, Peter’s installation pieces have been shown across Canada and internationally, and he was awarded the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for … Read More »

The Scarborough Sign Selfie Contest

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25th July

Back to The Scarborough Sign


August 1 – 27, 2018


Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Avenue

August 1 – 10


Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Road

August 11 – 15


Congratulations to the winners of The Scarborough Sign Selfie Contest!1 – @mrdafos2 – @jaala.imani3 – @shaytotherescue

This August, Scarborough Arts presents The Scarborough Sign Selfie Contest! Get those selfie sticks ready as we are on the hunt for Scarborough’s Most Creative Selfie. Showcase your Scarborough pride—take a selfie with The Scarborough Sign and get a chance to win some amazing prize packages! 


Head out to Bridlewood Mall (August 1–10) or to Thomson Memorial Park (August 11–15) and strike your most creative pose with The Scarborough Sign as your background. Surprise us!
Upload the photo on your Facebook page and/or your Instagram page using the hashtag #MyScarborough.
Up to ten (10) finalists will be shortlisted for public … Read More »

The Scarborough Sign

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1st June

The Scarborough Sign at Nuit Blanche. Photo by Jeff Zhao of Peppercorn Imagine.


The Scarborough Sign is a community-developed public art installation that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities and neighbourhoods. 

From June to October 2018, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough. At each stop, The Scarborough Sign will display community arts projects by local artists, collectives, and residents. The Sign will also engage audiences in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific arts activities involving various art forms from textiles, spoken word, poetry, calligraphy, and photography. All activities are free and open to the public. 

Get your selfie sticks out! Travel with The Scarborough Sign this summer and experience all that the Scarborough arts scene has to offer! 

The Scarborough Sign is presented by Scarborough Arts … 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 »

Explore the Scarborough Arts building on Doors Open 2018!

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1st May

On May 26 and 27, explore the spaces within the Scarborough Arts building on 1859 Kingston Road and find out about the building’s history, architecture, and interesting facts and stories as part of Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf! 


See what's up at Scarborough Arts!