City of Toronto celebrates ArtsWeek 2002|
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Culture - Over 100 ArtsWeek events are happening throughout Toronto during
ArtsWeek 2002, September 21 to 29, 2002.
ArtsWeek is a multi-disciplinary arts festival coordinated by Arts Toronto, a
not-for-profit organization serving the Toronto arts community, in partnership
with A&E. The festival highlights the beginning of the arts season and
encourages the exploration of local arts communities. Approximately 100 events
are held and while most events are free, there is a $5.00 maximum admission
charge at some. For complete information on all events, call 416-597-8223 or
visit the Web site www.artstoronto.com.
The following ArtsWeek events are presented in partnership with the City of
Art At The Heart runs Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, September 29 at the
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. (northwest corner of McCowan &
Ellesmere), daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Art At The Heart is a juried show
celebrating local artists. The show offers a cross-section of Toronto's
artistic community and encourages artists of all backgrounds and levels of
experience to showcase works on a variety of subjects with different media.
Parking is available off of Town Centre Court, east of the civic centre. Via
TTC, take the Scarborough Rapid Transit from the Kennedy Station to the
Scarborough Town Centre Station. Call 416-395-6193 for more information.
North American Centre Celebrates the Arts runs Wednesday, September 25 and
Thursday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5650 Yonge St. at Finch,
concourse level. Local artists will be featuring their work and representatives
of various art venues will be in attendance. Call 416-218-4224 for more
On the Spot, a Philippine Artists Group mixed media exhibition, runs Sunday,
September 22 to Friday, October 4, at Cedar Ridge Gallery, 225 Confederation
Dr. Opening reception is Sunday, September 22, 1 to 4 p.m. Call 416-396-4026
for more information.
Celebration of the Arts runs Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, at
Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd., during regular mall hours. This is a special
visual and performing arts event featuring live performances and art and craft
exhibits. Performances are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4
p.m. Call 905-837-5138 for more information.
Oakwood Fall Festival has exhibits and activities for all ages on Saturday,
September 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341
Oakwood Ave. Call 416-656-9994 for more information.
Scarborough Arts Council Presents Open Doors is an annual artists' studio tour
with musical performances and more, from Sunday, September 22 to Sunday,
September 29, at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd. Call 416-698-7322 for
hours of operation.
Just Create It! Family Day is happening on Saturday, September 22, noon to 4
p.m. at Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Dr. Try a variety of art and
craft techniques: quilting, rug hooking, weaving, spinning, printmaking,
acrylic and watercolour painting. Call 416-622-5294 for more information.
Open House and Gardens, in partnership with Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery, runs
Sunday, September 22 to Sunday, September 29, at the Cedar Ridge Creative
Centre, 225 Confederation Dr., 1 to 4 p.m. Step back in time to the days of
gracious living by touring Cedar Ridge, as well as its gardens, gallery and
studios. This delightful 1912 mansion overlooks Highland Creek and the
Scarborough Golf Club. Discover one of the best kept secrets in Toronto. Light
refreshments served. Call 416-396-4026 for more information.