Five mildly interesting facts about the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition that you may not have known

Canadian artists will soon be swarming to downtown Toronto for the upcoming Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE). Taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, the exhibit will run July 9-11. Admission is free and over 35 cash prizes will be presented to showcasing artists. This annual event highlights Canadian culture and our country’s talented artists. Below is a list of five things that you may not have known about the TOAE, until now.

1. TOAE is the largest juried outdoor art exhibition in Canada. Civic pride!

2. There’s no middleman. Visitors purchase work directly from showcasing artists.

3. It’s the show’s 50th anniversary. In commemoration, Ontario-born June Pham has designed a limited edition vase ($150).

4. Artists aren’t only showcasing their work to the public. They’re judged in competitions, with over $30,000 in cash prizes to be won.

5. TOAE is supported by volunteers and sponsors. Organizers don’t take any percentage of sales.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, July 9-11

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