Yorkville Art Walk
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Panel of seven images from recent Yorkville Art Walks
August, 2010 Overview
The August Art Walk is a well-attended event with fifty to sixty guests, in casual clothing enjoying the comfortable weather and great art. There are usually a few "out-of-towners" who are in Toronto on vacation, often touring Yorkville's sights and sounds for the first time.
A newcomer on this month's walk, called Workshop Inc., is located in an obscure spot at the Bellair entrance to the Bay Street Subway station. Even if you are given the directions, there is a chance you might walk right by it since it is off of the main, lower-level corridor of the subway. You will need a guide for sure!
There will be a total of six galleries on this month's walk. (Ingram will be closed for vacation.) The participating galleries are:
• GCBespoke - "5SIX7ATE" Exhibition
• Hollander York Gallery - A Summer Long Sale
• Lane Gallery - Summer Exhibition
• Leonardo Galleries - Liquid Mirrors Exhibition (Morgan Earl)
• Liss Gallery - Summer Exhibition
• Workshop Inc. - Scentscapes: Immersive Environments Inspired by Xi’an
You are welcome to check this web page up to August 5th for any last minute changes.
August 2010, Featured Artist/Image
||40" x 20", Chromira print
on aluminum foil with high gloss
||July 22 to Aug. 14, 2010
||July 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
|Artist present for walk
Effective August, 2010, we are using the original, simplified layout with one featured image from an artist who will be present for the current month's Art Walk. To see more images from other participating galleries and learn about current exhibitions or receptions visit their web sites via the Gallery Links near the bottom of this page.
A highly informative monthly tour takes place in the Yorkville Art Gallery district, giving newcomers and regular attendees a focused overview of the Yorkville art scene. This informal, free tour begins by gathering at the Rotunda (lower level) in the Hazelton Lanes Mall, opposite Browns’ Shoe Store. The attendees split into two or three smaller groups which visit selected area galleries during the evening. Each small group is led by a tour guide who is familiar with art appreciation and the local art scene. Some of the galleries may have featured artists present for the tour. A wide range of Contemporary or Historical Canadian and International works of art are available for viewing. At the end of the evening attendees may join the group for coffee at a local area café. The Artsgroup hopes you will consider this event for your calendar.
If this is your first time attending, you will find the monthly Yorkville Art Walk an ideal opportunity to view and consider a wide range of quality originals from exceptional artists. Guests will see a broad range of styles and media with something for everyone. If you want to get some fresh air and meet the artists join us for the walk. This is a great opportunity to meet many outstanding artists, discover Yorkville’s art galleries and find that perfect piece you have been looking for!
Location, Parking & Itinerary Information
The Art Walk starts at the Hazelton Lanes Mall, 87 Avenue Rd., Toronto, Ontario
Meet on the lower level, opposite Brown’s Shoe Store in the open seating area, at the bottom of the staircase to the 2nd floor. (See Itinerary below for the detailed schedule.)
Free parking is available in the Hazelton Lanes underground parking lot. Enter from the 'Whole Foods' parking entrance at 87 Avenue Rd. Ask your Art Walk guide for a "free parking" pass when you arrive for the tour. Use the free pass in place of the original one, when you exit the parking lot. Do NOT use your credit card when you enter the lot.
Please note that a new “validation” procedure comes into place for the August 2010 Art Walk, which requires visitors to get their free pass validated before exiting the parking lot.
Date: 1st Thursday of each month, except January
6:00 p.m. Gather and meet tour guides. Select one of the tour groups to join for the evening. (Usually 2 - 3 groups.)
6:30 p.m. Leave to tour selected galleries. Tour starts at 6:30 sharp!
8:00 p.m. Tour ends
You are welcome to join us for coffee or tea afterwards at a local café, if you can. (The Coffee Mill - 99 Yorkville Ave. The staff are very co-operative in supplying separate bills.)
Gallery Website Links
The galleries that participate on a regular basis are listed below. However, not all these galleries participate in every Art Walk. Other area galleries also participate on an occasional basis. Just click on a gallery name to visit the gallery's web site.
1. GCBespoke Gallery
2. Hollander York Gallery
3. Ingram Gallery
4. Kinsman Robinson Galleries
5. Lane Gallery
6. Leonardo Galleries
7. Liss Gallery
8. Odon Wagner Gallery
Art Walk Contact Information
Organized by: “Artsgroup”. Co-ordinator: Marg King
If you require further details please call Marg at (647) 5 8 8 - 1 1 4 4 or
send an email to Paul Ferri (web site sponsor) at Info@YorkvilleNews.ca.
Please forward this page to others who you feel who would appreciate receiving this announcement. If you would like to receive your own monthly reminder about the Art Walk please send an email to Info@YorkvilleNews.ca with the email's Subject as "Art Walk".
Photos used with permission of the artists and the hosting galleries.
Zoya Balija - Owner, Leonardo Galleries and
Paul Ferri - Member, Artsgroup & Web site Sponsor