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ON VIEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: Beyond the Waters by ACM Students at the UTSC

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29th November

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.



MAHNOOR AQIL: The Scarborough Experience

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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.


EXHIBITION DATES:November 19 – December 5

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





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


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. 



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


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 »


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