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Toronto’s massive outdoor art fair set to return this summer

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) featuring the work of 400 juried artists will be returning to Nathan Phillips Square for the 61st edition on July 15-17.

In addition to an incredible opportunity to check out a slew of work from hundreds of artists, the full program also features music, dance and food.

“Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is thrilled to return to Nathan Phillips Square this July. We have been planning this return for two years and we’re pulling out all the stops to ensure Toronto art lovers are welcomed back to TOAF through great art, lively music, engaging dance performances and great food and drinks”, says Anahita Azrahimi, TOAF executive and creative director.

“We also developed a large online presence across Canada and internationally and we will ensure our virtual community continues to be engaged with dynamic digital programming,” she adds. “ is quickly becoming the digital hub for the discovery of Canadian artists. TOAF61 will be the best of both worlds, online and offline, and no matter where you visit us, know you will see top quality art.”

Starting today, thousands of artworks are already available online so those interested can start planning their art purchases, and get a sneak peek of all the exciting programming. 

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TOAF at Nathan Phillips Square


Artists were selected from a professional art jury comprising Nipissing First Nation-born artist, Que Rock; Maytens Gallery co-founder, Hirbod Human; multi-disciplinary artist and curator, Anique Jordan; and Judith Tinkl, president of the Ontario Crafts Council and fibre artist.

Highlights of the fair include professional visual artist Kando, who won Best of Art Fair 2020 in Montreal, Sofia Escobar, 2022 Jurors Pick, from Toronto whose line-work illustrations offer an ongoing exploration of the relationship between space and habitat, as well as another Toronto artist Richard Ahnert, 2022 Jurors Pick, whose offers incredible anthropomorphic paintings of animals in a high realism style.

In addition to the works of hundreds of artists, other programming includes a public artworks project in conjunction with the city of Toronto’s ArtworxTO dubbed Art Nest. There is also a line-up of musical acts curated by Small World Music, a dance performance by Jenn Goodwin with the main performer Anita Nittoly, a variety of food trucks, a beer garden as well as art tours.

For more information on the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair check out the TOAF site.

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