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The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

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12th August

The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest STARTS August 28!
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The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest is BACK with more amazing prizes to win! We’re on the hunt, once again, for the most creative photo! Showcase your Scarborough pride, take a photo with The Scarborough Sign, and receive the chance to win some fun-filled prizes packages!

 

DATES:

August 28 – September 20

LOCATION:

University of Toronto Scarborough

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

CONTEST DATES

ELIGIBILITY

PRIZE PACKAGES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

We’re looking for the most creative photos of the Scarborough Sign!

1. SNAP– Head to the University of Toronto Scarborough (1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON), strike your most creative pose, and snap a photo with The Scarborough Sign! 2. POST– Upload the photo on your Instagram, tag us @ScarboroughArts, and use the hashtag #ScarboroughSign. In the caption, tell us what kind of public art you … Read More »



Healthy Arts for Seniors: Call for Participants

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23rd July

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Scarborough Arts invites seniors aged 55+ who are interested in cooking, recipe-sharing, photography, and/or storytelling to apply to our Healthy Arts for Seniors program!

Healthy Arts for Seniors (HAFS) is a FREE annual storytelling program presented by Scarborough Arts, in partnership with the East Scarborough Storefront  and Agincourt Community Services Association. This year, HAFS will explore photography, storytelling, and culinary arts, in addition to making a Cultural Cookbook!

For 12 sessions between the months of September and October, participants will be in the kitchen exploring their culture and heritage through cooking, recipe-sharing, and photography and storytelling workshops. At the end of the program, photographs, recipes, and stories will be collected and published in a print cookbook and showcased at a launch event.

No previous experience in photography, cooking, or storytelling necessary!

We will be hosting two programs: one for newcomers and refugees* and another for English and … Read More »



ON NOW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: Growing Up KGO

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12th July

GROWING UP KGO
ARTIST STATEMENT

“Growing Up KGO” showcases the perspectives of youth growing up in the Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park community through the medium of digital photography. The familiar colors, shapes, landscapes and subjects will resonate across generations while revealing new contexts through the eyes of artists ages 9 to 16. The exhibition includes works by Akash Thivviyanathan, Ashwin Thivviyanathan, Hevin Abdou, Ibrahim Abdou,  and Mukti Dulal.

EXHIBIT INTRODUCTION

 The community of Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park is a goldmine for untapped artists seeking opportunities to express themselves. With the creation of KGO Kids & Cameras by resident leaders in partnership with the East Scarborough Storefront, these local artists have the opportunity to explore and develop their talents. Growing Up KGO is the result of the careful cultivation of these brilliant young creatives, and curation by East Scarborough Storefront Staff. 

EXHIBITION DATES:
August 1 – August 30

LOCATION:
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough … Read More »



The Scarborough Sign 2019

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8th April

The Scarborough Sign is at Guild Park and Gardens until August 4, 2019.

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

From May to November 2019, a large-scale SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to seven locations and will be displayed at major cultural Scarborough events throughout the summer/fall. Travel with The Scarborough Sign and experience all that Scarborough has to offer!

DATES:

May – November 2019

LOCATIONS:

Fool’s Paradise

Agincourt Mall

Taste of Lawrence at Wexford

Guild Park

University of Toronto Scarborough

Scarborough Southwest

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DATES + LOCATIONS

PHOTOS + VIDEOS

PARTNERS

SCARBOROUGH SIGN 2018

SCHEDULE

May 25 to 26June 1 to July 4July 5 to 7July 8 to August 4August 26 to October 6October 6 to November

Fool’s Paradise (for Doors Open Toronto)Agincourt Mall Wexford (for Taste of Lawrence)Guild Park and GardensUniversity of Toronto ScarboroughScarborough Southwest (Location TBA)

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Expand your creativity and register for SA Suites of Programs 2019!

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12th December

Scarborough Arts (SA) is pleased to present our new SA Suite of Programs 2018-19, a diverse collection of creative, innovative, and accessible arts workshops, talks, and events designed and facilitated by local artists and arts educators for the Scarborough community.

SA Suites are categorized into five streams: SA Creates, SA Writes, SA Talks, SA Moves, and SA Kids. Workshops take place in various locations across Scarborough and cover different art disciplines from visual art, literary art, creative movement, music, dance, and new media. 

We invite everyone—artists or non-artists, audiences of all ages and skill levels—to expand their creativity and register to participate in these activities!

Scarborough Arts members get access to all workshops for free! Become a Scarborough Arts member today.

DATES: January – August 2019

LOCATION:Various locations in Scarborough

FEE:$5 for non-membersFREE for SA members

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WORKSHOPS BY DATE

CALENDAR VIEW

VIEW WORKSHOPS BY CATEGORY

SA CREATES

SA KIDS

SA MOVES

SA WRITES

SA TALKS

WORKSHOPS BY DATE
SA CREATES

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Beyond the Waters by ACM Students at the UTSC

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29th November

BEYOND THE WATERS
Featuring works by students studying within the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus
With instruction from Yael Brotman 

Exhibition Dates: December 5, 2018 to February 7, 2019
Artist Meet and Greet/Reception: December 5, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM 
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road

Beyond the Waters explores multiple narratives of place-making in Scarborough and the importance of acknowledging the personal impact of the space that one occupies. With a close ear to stories of immigration and environmental ecosystems, this show acts as a collective reflection of the land beneath our feet and the shores beyond the city’s geographical borders.

Beyond the Waters presents artworks created by students studying within the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, inspired by the scenery surrounding the Bluffs Gallery.

ARTIST STATEMENTS + BIOS

 

MAHNOOR AQIL: The Scarborough Experience

The Scarborough Experience is a … Read More »



Scarborough Arts’ Annual Report 2017-18

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13th November

Scarborough Arts’ Annual Report 2017-18 is here! 

Have a read through to find more about the programs we have delivered, our financials, the support we received over the previous year, and what’s in store for the coming 2018-19 year. 

Download this publication in PDF »



33rd Annual Juried Exhibition: Equity through Emergence

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31st October

For Scarborough Arts’ 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, we asked artists to submit works that respond to the theme Equity through Emergence. Join us on Monday, November 19 for the opening reception of this new exhibition and be the first to see a diverse selection of works exploring social justice, community arts, decolonization, truth, and social change from 30+ Toronto-based artists.

The event will feature artist talks, live performances by Moskitto Bar and EAST Mixtape Challenge, an awards ceremony, and food and refreshments.

33rd Annual Juried Exhibition: Equity through Emergence is presented by Scarborough Arts in partnership with Neighbourhood Arts Network as part of the Emergence Symposium 2018.

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EXHIBITION DATES:November 19 – December 5

LOCATION:Cedar Ridge Creative Centre225 Confederation DriveScarborough, ON M1G 1B2

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OPENING RECEPTION:November 19, 6–8 PM

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EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Adam Cohoon Alanna PetersAra BhaimiyaCaterina StambolicDavid ChinyamaEsmond LeeHuda SalhaJan CreelmanJenny ChenLiang WangMargaret Chown

Matthew CatalanoMirna ChacinNeela ImaniNoor KhanRavi PersaudRosette SundShye ZhangSinthura SatchithananthanSuyin WaiTimothy HunterWilliam Ashley

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP … Read More »



Love Lives in Scarborough featuring select Portrait Series

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30th October

LOVE LIVES IN SCARBOROUGH featuring select PORTRAIT SERIES
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. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT + BIO

Love Lives in Scarborough by LoveisLoveisLove

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



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

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5th October

Scarborough Arts’ Annual General Meeting 2017-18
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6 to 8 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 & 2
150 Borough Drive

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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 »




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