Birkdale Art in the Park is pleased to announce their 4th Annual Art Show and Sale on June 7, 2014 in the Birkdale Ravine surrounding the Birkdale Community Centre. This event is a collaboration of local artisans working with the Midland Park Community Association, Glen Andrew Community Association, Birkdale Community Centre and in partnership with the Scarborough Arts.
Enjoy a pleasant day in the park, exploring local art and talking to experienced and up-and-coming artisans.
Free public admission and entertainment!
Please visit Birkdale Art in the Park website for more details!
An entry form for artisans can be found here.
Birkdale Art In The Park
Outdoor Art Show and Sale
Birkdale Ravine, 1299 Ellesmere Rd Scarborough (east of Midland on Ellesmere)
June 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kaleidoscope is an inter-cultural five-year program providing arts education to under-served school communities across Scarborough. The program was initiated and developed by Scarborough Arts after a year-long needs and capacity-building study which found that, despite the fact that Scarborough contains some of the most diverse neighbourhoods and schools in Canada, arts and cultural programs are limited particularly for newcomers, youth, and culturally-diverse communities. In response, Kaleidoscope integrates arts disciplines, including performing arts, digital arts, and traditional and contemporary cultural arts, to expose children to different ways of life and creative expression.
Kaleidoscope works in five Scarborough schools, namely: Warden Avenue Public School, Silver Springs Public School, Military Trail Public School, St. Boniface Catholic School, and St. Dunstan Catholic School. Sessions are led by professional artists including Juno-nominated Canadian actor and playwright Marvin Ismael, dancer and choreographer Jason Yorke-Best, Canadian Spoken Word Champion … Read More »
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.
Scarborough Arts acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council Arts Investment Fund for this initiative.
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 »
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: www.snikkar.com
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 »