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 arts 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.
The #EastEndLove project will feature three 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!
- Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12-4pm at AccessPoint on Danforth. REGISTER HERE!
- Monday, April 8, 2019, 10am-3pm with the Triangle Program at East End Arts, St. Matthew’s Clubhouse (closed workshop)
- Saturday, April 13, 2019, 12-4pm at Crescent Town Club – Club Room, 2A The Market Place. REGISTER HERE!
- Friday, June 7, 2019, 11am-4pm at Kennedy House Youth Shelter, 1076 Pape Avenue (closed workshop)
All artworks developed by participants within the workshops will be displayed and disseminated throughout the east Toronto community. Stay tuned for exhibition details! Want to stay up to date on where you can view the #EastEndLove? Sign up for East End Arts News HERE!
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.