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Registration now open for SA Suite of Programs — Winter/Spring 2018!

10th January

This Winter/Spring 2018, Scarborough Arts is pleased to present our new suite of arts workshops! After a city-wide call earlier this year that attracted emerging and professional artists and arts educators from across the city, Scarborough Arts is happy to now be offering a diverse collection of creative, innovative, and accessible workshops to the Scarborough community.

Taking place each month in or around the Bluffs Gallery at 1859 Kingston Road, these workshops cover different art disciplines including: visual art, literary art, music, dance, photography, and participatory art. Workshops are categorized into four streams namely: SA Creates, SA Writes, SA Moves, and SA Kids. We invite everyone—artists or non-artists, audiences of all ages and skill levels—to explore their creative side and participate in these workshops.

Registration is now open for all workshops! For more information, contact Scarborough Arts at or 416-698-7322.

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Announcement: Scarborough Arts Appoints its 2017-2018 Board of Directors

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9th January

Scarborough Arts is pleased to announce its newly appointed slate of Board of Directors for 2017-2018 as voted by members at the Annual General Meeting held on the 21st of November 2017.

Representing a diverse range of sectors and armed with varying expertise, the Scarborough Arts 2017-2018 Board of Directors is as follows:

​J​ulie Witt, Chair
Johnny Zhang, Treasurer
Melissa Daly-Buajitti, Secretary
Heather Black, Director
Juliana Feng, Director
Erin Peck, Director
Irina Fyfe, Director

Ex-officio member is Councillor Michelle Holland, Ward 35, Scarborough Southwest.

Scarborough Arts thanks its past Board members, Gilad Cohen, Megan Pearson, and Simon Paabor for the time they served on the Board.

Get in touch with the Board of Directors at 

We are closed for the holidays!

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20th December

Please note that the Scarborough Arts office and the Bluffs Gallery will be closed starting Thursday, December 21, 2017 until Wednesday, January 3, 2018. We will resume regular operating hours on Thursday, January 4, 2018. We hope to see you in the new year!

Healthy Arts for Seniors featured on Zoomer Radio and Classical 96 FM!

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7th December

Participants of our Healthy Arts for Seniors program were recently featured on Zoomer Radio and Classical 96 FM! Have a listen below: 

The BIG ART BOOK # 6: Something Different is here!

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6th December


For the 2017 edition, visual and literary artists of all ages explored the theme Something Different. Artists and writers submitted work that demonstrated a radical approach to and experimentation with/in style, form, subject matter, display strategies, or technique. 

Browse the entire publication online for free via Issuu OR purchase a pre-order of the print copy below.

– BIG ART BOOK (Pick-up at Bluffs Gallery): $35
– BIG ART BOOK + Domestic Shipping to Canada: $45

*BIG ART BOOKS will be shipped mid-January 2018. To pre-order the BIG ART BOOK, choose one of the options below and click ‘Add to Cart’. Clicking the ‘Add to Cart’ button will take you to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use the service. 

BIG ART BOOK Issue # 6: Something Different

BIG ART BOOK Only $35.00 CADBIG ART BOOK + Shipping $45.00 CAD

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Call for Submissions: What’s Your Story, Scarborough? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers

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6th December

The Ontario Book Publishers Organization is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until January 15, 2018 for the What’s Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers. 

This writing competition is part of What’s Your Story?, a series of events that celebrates the literary communities in four different community hubs: Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and East Toronto. In the spring of 2018, literary events will be held in each of these neighbourhoods featuring two winning emerging authors and their works (along with two established writers). There will be a total of eight winning emerging authors and eight winning established authors who have written works inspired by one of the four community hubs Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and East Toronto.  Short prose submissions must be between 1,300 and 1,500 words and poetry submissions must be a maximum of two pages.

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Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2016-17

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21st November

Scarborough Arts’ Annual Report 2016-17 is here! 

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

Download the 2016-17 Annual Report HERE. 
Download the 2016-17 Financial Statements HERE. 



Something Different: 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK

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15th November

Something Different: 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK
December 2 to 18, 2017
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive

Saturday, December 2, 2017
1–4 PM

Pre-order BIG ART BOOK Issue # 6: Something Different here. 

Mohammad Jainul Abedin | Michael Becker-Segal | Sheila Bello | Tanya Besedina | Deon Best | Lucas Biagini | David Brandy | Mike Callaghan | Wendy Carmichael-Bauld | Matthew Catalano | Ken Chan | Margaret Chown | Jan Creelman | Shayne Darling | Tiffany Dawe | Cashius Duggan | Cheryl Duggan | Jayden Duggan | Hope Flynn | Mojgan Ghare | Denise Gracias | Teresa Hall | Grace Giourgas | Lisa Hazelwood-Goudie | Megan Hazen | Mariana Hernandez | Zamila Islam | Jennylynd James | Esam Jlilati | Mahjabeen Kabir | Shani Kalev | Manivillie Kanagasabapathy | Denise Kemp | Natalie Kemp | Jeffery Kingsley | Carmen Li | Adrian Liggins | Robert Marra | Yasaman Mehrsa | Teresa Mellors | Darcy Miller | Donny Nie | Allan O’Marra | JC Olsthoorn | Catherine Raine | Uma Ramakrishnan | Natasha Ramoutar | Kevin Ramroop | Beverley Rosenberg | Huda Salha | Melanie Eve Schaffer | Thiviyaa Sehasothy | Beeta Senedjani | Shafia Shaikh | Mark Liam Smith | Swati Soni | Shahithya Sukumar | Oliver Tiura | Jennifer Toffoli | Mark Toffoli | Dina Torrans | Michelle Tourikian | Hau Truong | Dragica Vidakovic | Sheila White | Roshni Wijayasinha | Nadia Wilson | Pete Zee | Shye Zhang

CURATED BY: Jihee Min (Visual Art) / Catherine Hernandez (Poetry) 

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PRESS RELEASE: Scarborough Arts Bids Farewell to Executive Director Sergei Petrov

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24th October

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October 24, 2017. Scarborough, Ontario—It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Sergei Petrov has left his role as Executive Director of Scarborough Arts.

Sergei joined the organization in November 2015. During his two-year tenure at Scarborough Arts, he oversaw the development of a number of new initiatives including SA Together, a year-long arts residency program for local groups and collectives, and the SA Suite of Programs, a series of accessible events and workshops pitched by local artists for the Scarborough community. As the founder of the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival over 5 years ago, Sergei also brought the excitement of the Festival into the organization’s operations.  He has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to enriching and celebrating the arts in the Scarborough community.

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Scarborough Arts’ 2016-2017 Annual General Meeting

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17th October

When: November 21, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road


Scarborough Arts invites its members, supporters, volunteers, partners, participants, and members of the community to the 2016-2017 Annual General Meeting. Join us as we look back and celebrate recent achievements, last year’s projects and programs, and new and exciting opportunities ahead.

The evening will include:

— A presentation of Scarborough Arts programs from the 2016-2017 year
— My City My Six exhibit
— Meet the Scarborough Arts staff
— A preview of our upcoming 2017-2018 program season
— Scarborough Arts’ 2016-2017 Annual General Meeting (from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
— Refreshments

Scarborough Arts members, your presence is important at the Annual General Meeting in order to secure a quorum and vote.

To RSVP, visit For questions and for more information, contact Monica Gutierrez, Development Manager, at or 416-698-7322.

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