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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.

Scarborough Arts is closed for the holidays

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18th December

Please note that the Scarborough Arts office will be closed starting Tuesday, December 22, 2015 and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.

From all of us here at Scarborough Arts, we wish you a delightful holiday break and a wonderful welcome to the new year!

Celebrate the holidays at Scarborough Arts with Holiday Dreams!

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27th November

The holiday season is upon us; celebrate it here at Scarborough Arts!

Join us for Holiday Dreams on December 15, 2015 at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road for a merry evening for the whole family!

From 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, bring the kids (and the kids-at-heart!) and your best smiles to the Bluffs Gallery for a photo opportunity with Santa Claus! Enjoy free holiday treats (Hot chocolate! Cookies! Candy canes!) and get busy with family-friendly activities.

From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Bluffs Gallery will host a holiday mixer featuring musical performances, contests and games. Mix and mingle with fellow Scarborough Arts members, artists, and guests over beverages and refreshments.

A holiday-themed visual arts exhibition will also be on view at the Bluffs Gallery from December 7, 2015 until January 5, 2016. Shop for fine art pieces by Scarborough Arts members, as well as handmade ceramics, … Read More »

You’re invited to the EAST Homecoming Party!

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18th November

To celebrate an extraordinary 3 years of the EAST Collective, Scarborough Arts is throwing an EAST Homecoming Party at Scarborough Arts’ the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road. The event will celebrate the best of this trailblazing and multi-faceted music program for Scarborough youth: from its youth artists and planners to the music, spoken word pieces, and documentaries produced by the EAST Music Collective, EAST Spoken Word and Music Collective, EAST Documentary Collective, and the EAST Project Management Collective.

Scarborough Arts Program Director Jen D. Fabico why the EAST Homecoming should not be missed: “Over the last three years, EAST had been working with different groups of youth musicians. On December 1, we’ll be celebrating with all of the previous participants, facilitators, and stakeholders. We want to know what everyone has been working on. It’s right before the holiday season and we’re … Read More »

Rent the Bluffs Gallery for your next exhibition!

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16th November

Download the Bluffs Gallery – Rental Agreement 2016 here. 

The Bluffs Gallery is an intimate community space approximately 650 sq. ft., with 2 open-concept rooms and a foyer available as gallery/exhibition space. The Gallery is available to rent to Scarborough Arts members (at a discounted rate) and to non-members for a two-week period throughout fall 2016.

General Information:

– Gallery rental fees are $250 for current Scarborough Arts members, and $325 for non-members
– The Bluffs Gallery is open from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
– The Bluffs Gallery takes 20% commission on all sales. All sales will be processed through Scarborough Arts.
– Installation at the Bluffs Gallery is done on a hook-and-chain system. For 3D pieces, the artist is responsible for providing their own system of exhibiting the pieces, which must be reviewed by the Program Director.
– Installation and strike of the … Read More »

Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2014-2015

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16th November

The Scarborough Arts Annual Report 2014 – 2015 is here!

Have a read through to find more about the programs that we’ve delivered, goals we’ve achieved, our financials, as well as the support that we’ve received over the previous year.

Download our 2014 – 2015 Annual Report here.
Download our 2014 – 2015 Financial Statements here.


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