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The Bridging Festival 2012

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10th August

Photos from the event:

The Toronto Star, Aug 24
Scarborough Mirror, Aug 24
Rogers TV
National Film Board website


Friday August 24, 7 pm – 9 pm & Saturday August 25, 10 am – 5 pm East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

On facebook.

Click here for the full festival program

7:15 – 7:45 PM Sarma Donepudi – Indian Classical Music Performance
7:15 – 7:45 PM Cooking Demo led by Pavitra Restaurant
8:00 – 9:00 PM Short films screening including ‘One Millionth Tower’ and others from the National Film Board of Canada

10:00 – 10:30 AM Kaleidoscope’s Interactive Movement Workshop
10:35 – 10:45 AM Healthy Living Community Arts presents “Angels of the Festival” (play)
10:35 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:30 – 1:50 PM Drumming Workshops by Kaleidoscope
10:45 – 11:00 AM East Scarborough Community Choir
11:00 – 11:40 AM Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Fence Removal Event
11:45 – 12:25 PM EAST … Read More »

EGO 2012 Exhibition Catalogue

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2nd August

The Ego 2012 Exhibition Catalogue is now online!

Check it out by clicking on the image below (Navigate by clicking the bottom right and left hand corners of the pages).

Scarborough Arts Member Profiles

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1st August

Who are our members? What are their stories?

Enjoy our intimate video profiles of select SA artist members.
As a celebration of diversity during Asian Heritage Month 2012, we produced three spectacular, intimate video profiles of selected Scarborough Arts Members. We’re celebrating our members while reaching out to new audiences, SA members and potential SA supporters. This is an ongoing initiative.


Lisa Ng


Shillan Jabbar


Scarborough Arts acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council Arts Investment Fund for this initiative.


EGO: SA Annual Juried Show

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7th July

August 1 – August 12, 2012

At The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30.

Art in the Park July 7

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12th June

Scarborough Arts’ annual outdoor show and sale.

Handcrafted jewellery, oil, watercolour & acrylic paintings, mosaic, sculpture, stained glass, photography, woodcutting, fibre arts and much more.

This year we’ll be offering free performances and workshops:

12 noon – 12:30: (workshop)  Wood Fish Carving with Charles Weiss
12:30 – 1 pm:  (workshop)  Discussion of Landscape, History & People  of Toronto Waterfront with author Jane Fairburn
1 – 2 pm:  (performance)  Music from Margie Brighton and “The Banshees”
1 – 1:30 pm: (workshop)   Anna Verde TBD
2 – 3 pm:  (performance)  Music and poetryfrom Alex McCulloch
2 – 2:30 pm:  (workshop)  Live painting of a realistic landscape by Katie Secor
3 – 3:30 pm:  (workshop) Discussion and demonstration of Post Surrealist Pop with Michael Monize


Saturday, July 7, 2012
10:00am – 4:00pm
Harrison Estate Park
1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough


For more info, contact us at: 416.698.7322 or

Coming Soon: Scarborough Arts Podcast

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7th June

SA Behind the Scenes:

In-Development: Scarborough Arts Podcast

We have the capacity, we have the creativity, and we have the technology. In our position as the well established Local Arts Service Organization (what is a LASO?) we have the connections to reach out to a diverse, engaged cultural network.

Stay tuned in the late summer/early fall for the first Scarborough Arts Podcast; celebrating creativity and exploring the cultural fabric of Scarborough. This will be an ongoing experiment, where we can all flex our muscles as cultural leaders and artistic stewards of the East.

Please let us know if you’re interested in contributing.

Seeking Tech Guru: We’re currently looking for a tech guru who can help us capture the recordings and then edit together the first podcast.  We’ve got some sweet USB microphones: 2x Snowball Mics from Blue Microphones, in order to capture clean, crisp recordings, but we … Read More »

Bluffs Gallery Art Exhibition

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6th June

SA Behind the Scenes:

The Bluffs Gallery is alive!

Rob Snikkar has just left, after installing some interesting things.

He has made my brain hurt (in a good way) with his new mobiles and music paintings.

Drop by 1859 Kingston Road to check it out. Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.

Learn more about Rob here:


May = Asian Heritage Month

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31st May

SA Behind the Scenes.

Ben here (SA Program Director), with the first ever post of what I’d like to call “SA Behind the Scenes”. There is always so much happening in-house that doesn’t necessarily make it out into the public eye.

Throughout May, it’s been like a bee-hive here! Amongst many other things, we’ve been working on a three-pronged celebration of diversity, during Asian Heritage Month.  1) We’ve produced three spectacular, intimate video profiles of select SA artist members. 2) We’ve worked on the translation and integration of useful Scarborough Arts info in 5 new languages, which we’ve incorporated onto our website. Check out the orange characters in the top right area of your screen. 3) We’re launching a print media ad campaign in four local ethnic media publications. We want to raise awareness of the work that we do, and also give people … Read More »


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27th May

*Ongoing program

Scarborough Arts Meet Ups are a series of spontaneous get-togethers for artists and the community. These free evening sessions are open to residents of all ages and will support creative activity in the community, building networks and encouraging collaboration.

A further aim of the Meet Ups is to cultivate and expand the Scarborough Arts community of artists, volunteers and creative individuals. The 2012 activities will capitalize on the skills and experiences of staff members, encouraging opportunities for staff to connect with community members from all backgrounds.

*All meetups are held at Scarborough Arts (1859 Kingston Road) and are FREE! Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.


Creative Movement Workshop – May 31, 2012

Rainbow of Desires, Theatre Workshop – June 28, 2012



Sculpture-Making Workshop (Found Objects) – April 26, 2012

Photography Workshop – March 29, 2012

Musical Jam Session – February 9, 2012

Social Media Workshop … Read More »


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26th May

The Bridging Festival (2012)

August 24 & 25 , 2012

The Bridging Festival is a multidisciplinary arts and community festival designed to explore and celebrate the cultural diversity of Kingston-Galloway Orton Park (KGO) neighbourhood, and bring communities together in this culturally vibrant area of Scarborough. The festival will take place above the Lawrence Avenue East Bridge in the heart of KGO. Historically divided by a local bridge, the KGO neighbourhood faces ongoing challenges of unemployment, poverty, isolation from public transportation and a lack of services. Through a multitude of free creative interactive activities, events and performances,  local residents will celebrate their community while highlighting its complex cultural identity, ongoing social achievements and increasing resident solidarity. As The Bridging Festival continues to grow and evolve, the 2012 event will feature a new festival site on the adjacent property of the East Scarborough Storefront and additional activities above the bridge to ensure accessibility, visibility and grassroots community … Read More »


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