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“SIGN LANGUAGE” – a new exhibition by Rob Croxford

May 16 - May 30

“Sign Language” is a new exhibition of original paintings from Toronto artist Rob Croxford. This show acknowledges two major career milestones. It’s been 15 years since his very first Toronto gallery show, and the one year anniversary of the Walnut…

SOLE Alternative Arts Gala

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - May 30 @ 6:30 pm

The annual SOLE Alternative Arts Gala features visual art, photography, and graphic design from our students. Join us on opening night, May 23, from 6:30-9:30 PM for a celebration of these emerging artists, or visit throughout the week.

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - June 2 @ 9:30 pm

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, celebrates the best in a cappella music from around the world (singing without instrumental accompaniment). Now in its 8th year, SING! brings a star-studded line-up of international headliners and industry experts to Toronto for…

Central Connection Art Show 2019

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until May 26, 2019

Members of Central Connection exhibit painting, photographs, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and art cards! Variety of styles and sizes! Local artists! New members! Charitable donation from proceeds of sales.

The Canadian Icons Photo Exhibit by Don Dixon

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until May 31, 2019

The Canadian Icons Project has been an ongoing photographic portrait study for over ten years. Conceived by photographer Dixon and makeup artist Meliase Paterson, it is a celebration of some of Canada’s most accomplished individuals. Some are famous internationally and…

Magic, Fantasy + Worldbuilding: A Six-Week Class for Youth

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 16, 2019

This mixed-media journey is inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, mythology, cartoons, and comics. We'll explore narrative, character, and setting through natural materials, drawing, printmaking, installation, paper cuts, miniatures and more. The class is geared to youth 12-15, but there's room for…

Draft Readings 14.6

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for the last edition of Draft in Season 14. Sunday, May 26 2019 3:00 p.m. St. Matthew’s Clubhouse 450 Broadview Ave. We’ll be featuring new work by Doyali Islam and Leslie Shimotakahara, along with brief readings from…

Sing for Joy!

May 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 4, 2019

Sing for Joy is delighted to be back at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse with its “Rise and Shine Inter-generational Choir” for six weeks starting Tuesday April 30 and ending June 4, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm! Mila Redwood, founder of…

Charcoal Portrait Workshop

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2019 at 10:00am

Charcoal portrait drawing with Justine Lanza June 1st 10:00am - 1:00pm June 2nd 10:00am - 1:00pm 3308 Danforth avenue $90.00 for two days, Limited space flyer attached

Riverdale ArtWalk 2019

June 1 @ 11:00 am - June 2 @ 6:00 pm

Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park and Community Centre in Toronto’s flourishing Queen St. East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, the Riverdale…

Street Photography Workshop with Henry VanderSpek

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Adult Program: Street Photography Workshop with Henry VanderSpek In this practical workshop participants will be inspired by the greats of street photography, apply learning by shooting on Toronto streets, and share their work for feedback and ongoing learning with award-winning…

Introduction to Watercolour

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until June 22, 2019

During these 8 classes for beginners, learn techniques for painting in watercolour while discovering the unique properties of this medium. Materials for all classes are included. Learn more about the instructor and artist Nina Rastgar’s love for watercolours: “I first…

Flood Relief – Fundraiser for Iran

June 1 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot…

Life Drawing

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 5, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 12, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on June 2, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on June 16, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on July 7, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on July 21, 2019 at 12:00pm

Life Drawing is continuing this spring and summer at St. Matthew's Clubhouse! Presented by AGA Arts Toronto, in collaboration with East End Arts, come out and practice your current life drawing skills, or learn some new ones! Happening Sundays 12:00…

Silver Clay Workshop

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Let’s take creativity to a new level! Queen Gallery is organizing a silver clay workshop. You will be able to manipulate silver clay into making a beautiful pendant and other jewellery pieces. This will be the beginning of a fun…

Toronto Postcard Club at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AN OVERVIEW of RIVERDALE – in RIVERDALE. Hop on a southbound streetcar from the Broadview Station and join us to hear Ron Fletcher tell tales of one of Toronto’s oldest communities. Notable in its history are; the House of Refuge,…

Speak on It!

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Are you a young person (29 or under) who is looking to have real, authentic conversations about your writing? Have you written, or are you currently writing, something that you’d love to talk about? Well, this is your chance to…

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