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Culture Days at Scarborough Arts — September 29 to October 1

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6th September

Scarborough Arts is participating in Culture Days from September 29 to October 1, 2017! Join us at Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road and participate in free, hands-on, family-friendly interactive activities. Discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative professionals from the Scarborough community!

SA Writes: Move into Character
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

SA Creates: Bath-Bomb Making
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SA Creates: Paper Sculpture Techniques
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

SA Creates: The Scarborough Arts Mosaic
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

SA Kids: All About Me
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

SA Creates: The Scarborough Arts Mosaic
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information about our Culture Days programming, contact us at 416-698-7322.



My City My Six – Scarborough Exhibitions

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6th September

My City My Six celebrates the diverse stories of Scarborough residents through an exhibition of six-word stories paired with visual art pieces from local artists. My City My Six is a Cultural Hotspot project, in celebration of Canada 150, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. 

From September to December 2017, join us at the following exhibits across Scarborough: 

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive
Exhibition Dates: September 16 to September 28
Closing Reception: September 24, 1–4 PM 

home/place at UTSC Instructional Centre (Vitrines), 1095 Military Trail 
Exhibition Dates: September 27 to January 20, 2018
Opening Reception: October 17, 6–8 PM with performances by RISE Edutainment
More information on Doris McCarthy Gallery’s website. 

Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Exhibition Dates: September 29 to December 1 

For more information about home/place, My City My Six — Scarborough Exhibitions, contact 416-698-7322.



My City My Six is a participatory public art project that reveals Toronto and its residents in … Read More »

SA Suite of Programs – FALL 2017

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29th August

Scarborough Arts is thrilled to announce our new lineup of SA Suite of Programs for Fall 2017! Explore your creativity, discover a new medium or hobby, or push the boundaries of your creative practice at workshops, talks, and events led by local artists for the Scarborough community! We invite everyone—artists or non-artists, audiences of all ages and skill levels—to explore their creative side and participate in different creative activities. 

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

Download the Fall 2017 Program Calendar HERE. 



*All events take place in the Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road unless noted otherwise. This schedule is subject to change.


September 14 (Thursday)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

SA CREATES: Photographing Your Artwork
(for artists intending to submit work to Something Different: 32nd Annual Juried … Read More »

Call for Submissions — Something Different: 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK

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9th August

32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK
2017 Theme: Something Different

Submission Deadline: October 10, 2017

For Scarborough Arts’ 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK, we are looking for Something Different—i.e. visual art and literary pieces that demonstrate a radical approach to or experimentation in style, form, material, display methods, subject matter, or technique.

The arts is a space where individuals can freely express, explore and respond. As visual artists, mixed media artists, photographers, writers, musicians and performers, we challenge ourselves in our practice, product and identity. Through our artworks, we continue to push boundaries and conversations. We have purposely chosen to be and to create “something different.”

This year, the program invites you to explore and celebrate the practices that makes you as an individual or as an artist, and your artwork, different!

What sets your artistic practice apart from others?
How … Read More »

Call for Applications: Healthy Arts for Seniors Program

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9th August

Call for Applications: Healthy Arts for Seniors Program 
(WINTER TERM: January to March 2018)

Scarborough Arts, in partnership with the East Scarborough Storefront and Agincourt Community Services Association, is pleased to announce Healthy Arts for Seniors (HAFS), a free photography and storytelling program for Scarborough seniors aged 55+. In a series of weekly workshops, participants will be encouraged to explore various ways of storytelling through words and images. At the end of the program, written, audio, and photographic works produced by senior participants will be collected and published in a print and online anthology and will be showcased at a launch event.

We are currently inviting seniors aged 55+ who are interested in learning the art of photography and writing to apply. No previous experience in photography or storytelling necessary! All materials will be provided.


Download the application form in MS Word … Read More »

This August, Scarborough is Alive with Art!

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25th July


Scarborough Arts’ Alive with Art (formerly Art in the Park) is a free, two-day arts festival celebrating Scarborough’s creativity. 

EAST Animating Democracy Exhibit — Until August 26, 2017

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5th July

EAST Animating Democracy Youth Photography Exhibition

Until August 26, 2017 
Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5-7 PM 

Mahad Arale, Jenn Boulay, Aishah Cader, Nadia Huaco, Jeremiah Miles, Hagr Saad, Shango, Leru Xu, Hazelmae Valenzuela, and Alyssa Vidal

EAST Animating Democracy is Scarborough Arts’ free photography and filmmaking program for youth aged 14 to 21 years old facilitated by media artists Solana Cain, Chris Laxton, and Sampreeth Rao. For eight weeks, the youth worked closely with their mentors and learned about the technical and creative aspects of film-making and photography including storytelling, film production, camerawork, lighting, writing, directing, and editing, with a focus on social justice and civic engagement. 

See the new photographic works and celebrate the achievements of these incredible emerging youth artists at the opening reception of EAST Animating Democracy Photography Exhibition on Tuesday, July 18! In addition to photographic works, … Read More »

Call for Applications: SA Together Residency Program for Art Groups and Collectives 2017

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28th June

DEADLINE: August 22, 2017

SA Together is a year-long residency program by Scarborough Arts designed to support Scarborough’s local art and culture groups, social and educational collectives, and non-for-profit collectives and organizations. The program offers capacity-enhancing tools while building stronger connections between collectives through resource-sharing and by working together.

This is the second year of Scarborough Arts’ SA Together Residency Program. The inaugural group of SA Together residents include Frances Potts, MVDHOUSE, Pulari Collective, Sweat Stain Collective, and the Wave Art Collective. Read more about them here. 

Scarborough Arts is excited to announce a call for applicants. Selected groups will be offered:

Use of the Scarborough Arts space including the SA Bluffs Gallery and the Randall Starr Board Room
Up to $500 in fees to the group’s individual missions through their planned programs and events during the run of the residency program from … Read More »

Create your #SCARFF17 Experience Today!

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4th May

The 5th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival is set for June 6-11, 2017 in five locations across Scarborough!

Scarborough Arts announces the Scarborough Design Competition 2017

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19th April

Scarborough Arts invites you to submit an iconic Scarborough design for the Scarborough Design Competition!


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