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2012 Annual General Meeting: October 15

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7th September

Calling all Scarborough Arts members, supporters, volunteers, partners, participants and members of the community. Join us to find out the latest from Scarborough Arts, meet staff and Board members, view Scarborough Arts videos and enjoy food & refreshments.

Members, your presence is important at the AGM in order to secure a quorum and vote.

For more info and to RSVP, please contact us at: 416-698-7322 or

Scarborough Arts Annual General Meeting
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 6:00pm
Scarborough Civic Centre – Council Chambers
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, Ontario

Bridging Festival 2012 Photos

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30th August

Thank you to everyone who came out and/or contributed to the 3rd annual Bridging Festival!

The Bridging Festival on Rogers TV

See more information here.


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29th August

About EAST Animating Democracy
The EAST Animating Democracy Project invites Scarborough youth aged 16 to 24 who are interested in using photojournalism or videography to investigate important Scarborough issues through well-told and engaging stories that support civic engagement to participate in this enriching year-long program!

Whether you want to document urban decay, youth-on-youth violence, food awareness/safety, isolated seniors, transit issues, youth unemployment/homelessness, or one of a host of other issues in your community, we encourage you to look at your neighbourhood with fresh eyes and an informed objectively and tell your compelling story.

EAST Animating Democracy is funded by the Kiwanis Club of Toronto, the Toronto Foundation, the Johansen-Larsen Foundation, the George Lunan Foundation, and the J.P. Bickell Foundation, with additional support from the City of Toronto and the Ontario Arts Council. Partners include the Toronto International Film Festival, Trinity Square Video, VIBE Arts, Woodgreen … Read More »

Healing Through Art now at the Bluffs Gallery

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27th August

Now Showing in the Bluffs Gallery:

Healing Through Art

by Marita Engel

On exhibit to September 18, 2012

Old and new paintings that span 30 years, 1982-2012, exploring fear and pain, man in space, music and nature.

The Bluffs Gallery
1859 Kingston Rd
Toronto,ON M1N 1G8

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
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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 »


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