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Help East End Arts spread some #EastEndLove! This community-engaged public art project is presented by East End Arts, and uses stencil screen printing, collaborative art workshops, and public art to spread messages of acceptance, anti-discrimination, anti-racism, and love throughout the east Toronto community. Artistically led by lead artist Lara Lucretia, and guided by local grassroots organization East Enders Against Racism, the #EastEndLove project will conclude with a public showcase of the completed art pieces throughout the east Toronto community.

#EastEndLove is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program (CSMARI). Read our recent #EastEndLove press release here.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

The #EastEndLove project will feature workshops in communities throughout east Toronto, led by lead artist Lara Lucretia. Each workshop is uniquely tailored to the individual community, its members, and their needs. Workshops guide participants in imagining the communities that they want to live in, and how to collaboratively translate these desires into visual artworks to be stencil screen-printed and posted throughout their neighbourhoods. Participants will use their lived experiences and local histories as inspiration in co-creating the artwork, while also externalizing their feelings about community, acceptance, tolerance, anti-discrimination, anti-racism, and anti-hate into visual art. Each participant will take home a hand-pulled print of their #EastEndLove image!

WORKSHOP DATES

  1. Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12-4pm at AccessPoint on Danforth.
  2. Monday, April 8, 2019, 10am-3pm with the Triangle Program at East End Arts, St. Matthew’s Clubhouse (closed workshop)
  3. Saturday, April 13, 2019, 12-4pm at Crescent Town Club – Club Room, 2A The Market Place.
  4. Friday, June 7, 2019, 11am-4pm at Kennedy House Youth Shelter, 1076 Pape Avenue (closed workshop)

    Upcoming workshops will be posted here once they are confirmed.

EXHIBITION DATES

    1. PUBLIC POSTERS
      DATE: Starting June 17, 2019
      LOCATION: In various neighbourhoods throughout east Toronto
      MORE INFO HERE
    2. SNEAK PEAK EXHIBITION AT AREEJ ART GALLERY
      DATE: Saturday June 22, 2019
      TIME: 1-3pm
      LOCATION: Areej Art Gallery (2640 Danforth Ave)
      COST: FREE
      MORE INFO HERE
    3. COMMUNITY WHEATPASTING GATHERING
      DATE: Sunday July 14, 2019
      TIME: 1-4pm
      LOCATION: Marvel Coffee (6 Donlands Avenue)
      COST: FREE
      MORE INFO HERE

 

IMPACT REPORT

Stay tuned for East End Arts’ Impact Report, which will summarize and synthesize our learnings from the #EastEndLove project, as well as a summary of how the project can be used as a model for creating community-engaged, public art with the goal of responding to common issues within communities such as exclusion, isolation, discrimination, and racism.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact Adom Acheampong, Program Coordinator.

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