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Call for Applications: Scarborough Arts is Looking for Community Artists to Deliver Enriching Arts Programs

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11th April

Deadline Extended: May 20, 2016 at 6 PM

Application Form: 


Are you an artist with a desire to share your passion for your craft? Would you be interested in leading a community paint night? Organizing an art walk through the Rouge? Leading a creative movement session in our gallery? Facilitating a talk about an issue relevant to artists working in Scarborough? Do you want to learn more about how to execute an arts event in your community, or how to connect your community through art?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Scarborough Arts wants you to submit an application to facilitate a session in our Bluffs Gallery, as part of Scarborough Arts’ new suite of in-house programs.

Scarborough Arts is excited to announce that as of July 2016 we will offer a new series of classes and … Read More »

Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Art in the Park: Birkdale

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11th April

Registration for Art in the Park: Birkdale
in July 2016 is now open!

Application Deadline: May 31, 2016

The 6th Annual Birkdale Art in the Park will take place on July 9, 2016. This year, Scarborough Arts joins the Midland Park Community Association to execute this important event that supports the growth and visibility of Scarborough’s vibrant artistic community.

Midland Park Community Association representative David Barnes notes:

“What began five years ago continues to grow with many local artists and artisans who produce and sell original works of art including jewellery, photographs, mixed media, cards, oil and acrylic paintings and handmade crafts in our indoor and outdoor juried art show.”

New to BAITP and want to see what it’s like? Check out the videos from past events!

Don’t miss any BAITP updates and announcements! Subscribe to Scarborough Arts’ mailing list by sending an email to Follow Scarborough Arts … Read More »

Spring 2016 at Scarborough Arts

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31st March

Spring Forward: Member Exhibition & Opening Reception
April 21 to May 30, 2016
Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road

On display in the Bluffs Gallery from April 21 to May 28, 2016 is our Spring Forward: Members Exhibition, featuring a stunning array of visual art, sculpture and new media works that reflect the season’s images and poetic associations. In addition, the exhibit highlights selected poems by Scarborough Arts members that give expression to the emotions and experiences that arrive with winter’s departure.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday April 21, from 6 PM – 8 PM at the Bluffs Gallery. We will celebrate with live music, magical performances, refreshments, and mingling with Scarborough’s vibrant arts community. RSVP to or by calling 416-698-7322.

Exhibiting artists include:

Jolie Adam  //  Saba Ambreen  //  Sheila Bello  //  (Hoa) Ken Chan  //  Margaret Chown  //  Tiffany Dawe  //  Cheryl Duggan … Read More »

EAST Animating Democracy: Youth Forum

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30th March

Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP required:
Facebook Event Page:

How can youth capture and inspire social change through the arts?

Scarborough Arts’ flagship program, EAST Animating Democracy, will explore this question at its first Youth Forum. This Youth Forum explores the many ways that youth in Toronto have utilized the arts in order to mobilize their communities and ignite social change. A panel of esteemed artist-activists and community leaders will respond to questions from Scarborough’s youth and emerging artists.

Panelists include:

    –  Randell Adjei, Founder of R.I.S.E. Poetry (@RandellAdjei)
    –  Amanda Parris, Writer, Actor, Educator, and Host of CBC Arts’ new show, Exhibitionists (@amanda_parris)
    –  SPIN El Poeta, Spoken Word Artist (@spinelpoeta)
    –  Joan Lillian Wilson, Artist, Curator, Communications Specialist, Feminist and Youth Advocate
–  Gilad Cohen, … Read More »

Call for Poetry Submissions: SPRING FORWARD

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30th March

Call for Poetry Submissions: SPRING FORWARD
Application Deadline: April 12, 2016 by 6 PM 

Download the Application Form below:
Spring Forward: Poetry Application Form — Word
Spring Forward: Poetry Application Form — PDF

Scarborough Arts’ 2016 spring exhibit kicks off during National Poetry Month. As such, we invite our members that are poets to submit works that reflect on the season.

Spring is the time that for centuries has given rise to poetic inspiration. In his seminal poem The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot famously declared April the “cruelest month”; George Elliott Clarke signalled that “spring’s resurrection [is]/foretold by the sharp fused fragrance of jubilee roses.” Scarborough Arts’ 2016 Spring Members Exhibit will incorporate poems about or inspired by the season and feature this work alongside our members’ selected visual artworks.

Selected poets can expect their work to be incorporated into the exhibition … Read More »

Call for Visual Arts Submissions: SPRING FORWARD

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16th March



Call for Visual Arts Submissions: SPRING FORWARD
Application Deadline: April 8, 2016 by 6 PM 

Download the Application Form below:
Spring Forward: Visual Arts Application Form — Word
Spring Forward: Visual Arts Application Form — PDF

Scarborough Arts celebrates spring’s early arrival by announcing this call for submissions for its annual Spring Members Exhibition. Because our 2016 spring exhibit kicks off during National Poetry Month, we invite our members to submit work in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, photography, or new media that responds to, intersects with, or is enriched by poems about the season.

This exhibit will coincide with our National Poetry Month event taking place on April 28th 2016. This event will feature readings by some of the city and country’s most celebrated poets and will be hosted by Scarborough Arts member Patrick Connors. A separate call for submission … Read More »

Join us this March for YEARBOOK!

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9th February

Scarborough Arts excavates fifty years of Scarborough’s history this March with YEARBOOK. Combining photography, videos, writings, design, and archival materials, YEARBOOK is a participatory art exhibition that recounts the popular history of Scarborough as seen through diverse intergenerational perspectives of past and present Scarborough residents.

The exhibition runs from March 10 to 31, 2016 at the Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road. Find more information  about directions and Gallery hours here.

Join us for the following ancillary events happening throughout March at the Bluffs Gallery:

March 10, 2016, 6 PM – 8 PM
Be the first to view the YEARBOOK exhibition at the opening reception on Thursday, March 10 at the Bluffs Gallery. Join us for an evening of art, music, caricature and photo booths, and refreshments. Bring your senior high school yearbook to add your history to our exhibition! … Read More »

You are invited to Scarborough Arts’ Members’ Night

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2nd February

Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road

As we plan for another year of arts programming, we would like to invite you, our members, to actively take part in a conversation about our organization’s future program offerings and plans. Join Scarborough Arts for a Members’ Night event on Thursday, February 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bluffs Gallery. Talk to our Program Director Sasha Kovacs and our Executive Director Sergei Petrov about Scarborough Arts’ past programs and events, and discuss future arts initiatives and ideas that excite you and that you would like to see and experience at Scarborough Arts.

Please RSVP to the event by emailing your name, email address, and telephone number to

Can’t make it to the evening event? You can still participate and give us your feedback:

Drop by … Read More »

BIG ART BOOK 2015: En Route

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18th January


The new issue of the BIG ART BOOK is here! For the 2015 edition, visual and literary artists of all ages explored the theme En Route. Browse the entire publication online via Issuu.

Interested in purchasing your own printed copy? Get in touch with us via email at or by phone at 416-698-7322. The BIG ART BOOK can be purchased for $20 for Scarborough Arts members and $25 for non-members.

Cover Image: Petar Boskovic, Trailer (2015)

The BIG ART BOOK 2015 was launched with Scarborough Arts’ 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills. The exhibition is on view at the Papermill Gallery until Sunday, January 24. More information here.


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.


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