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Christine Demore’s RECOVERY

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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 2018

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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 »

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! 

You’re invited to What’s Your Story, A Celebration of Reading and Writing in Scarborough and North York on June 9

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30th April

Join Scarborough Arts and North York Arts for a celebration of reading and writing at What’s Your Story, hosted by award-winning author Catherine Hernandez! 

Register for Creative Facilitation Camp in partnership with East End Arts

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6th April

Dates: May 26 and 27, 2018, from 10 AM to 6 PM 
Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost: $50 (all inclusive) 
Register via Eventbrite:

Creative Facilitation Camp is a two-day professional development series ideal for artists, arts facilitators, and arts and culture workers looking to develop their creative facilitation skills.

Over the two days, participants will learn how to:

— Create safe and welcoming spaces for participants
— Build trust between the facilitator and the participants
— Allow and prompt creativity of participants
— Build confidence as a creative facilitator
— Develop creative ways to transform your arts & culture practices into engaging workshops and learning opportunities for others

The workshop’s curriculum is based on the Creative Community Model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) Global. PYE Global has worked with East End Arts and Scarborough Arts to provide a customized program that addresses the unique needs of the … Read More »


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