Friday, September 07, 2007

Welcome You to the West Toronto Junction Arts Festival

Welcome to the Junction Arts Festival
Photo: 2006 @

Junction Arts Festival 2007

Starts: September 6, 2007
Ends: September 9, 2007
At: Junction Arts Festival, Pacific Ave. , [view map]

Neighborhood: Central West Toronto
Playing: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Times: Thurs 6-9 pm, Fri 12-7 pm, Sat 12 - 9 pm, Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Cost: Free

The 2007 Junction Arts Festival will take place along the one kilometre footprint on Dundas Street West between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue.

The celebrations will entice creativity in every member of the family with four days and nights of free activities featuring the Visual Arts Exhibitions, September 6 through 9, and The Live Stages, the Hands-On KIDZONE and the Green Village, which will take place during the weekend street closure on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9.

For more information contact: Michael Menegon, Festival Producer
Phone: 416-767-5036
Web site:

Фестиваль Искусств в West Toronto Junction

Место: Dundas Street West. From Keele to Quebec.
День: 6 - 9 Сентября 2007 года

Art-Meets-Street on Dundas West
Вдоль улицы Dundas West - от Keele до Quebec вы сможете увидеть множество представлений, произведений живописи, представляющих многокультурное сообщество Торонто. Больше 150 художников и артистов, работы которых были отобраны специальной комиссией, покажут вам свои работы. На фестивале будут представлены три основных зоны: The Live Stages, The Hands-On KIDZONE и The Green Village.
Вы прекрасно проведете время вместе со своими детьми.


Art Meets Street on Dundas West
Photo: 2006 @

Junction Arts Festival

This festival is pulling in major talent with performers ranging from musician Justin Rutledge to dance company The Chimera Project. With a large juried art exhibition and area shops acting as venues for multimedia, music, video and performance art installations, we may be looking at the next West Queen West. Dundas Street West (between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue).

Beginning Thursday, September 6, the Junction Arts Festival will present the 2007 Juried Art Exhibition. Four Junction area galleries will exhibit work from over 50 visual artists, as selected by the 2007 Juried Art Exhibition Committee. The pieces will be exhibited in traditional settings at Latitude 44 Gallery (2900 Dundas St. W.), Urbanscape Gallery (2959 Dundas St. W.), the Academy of Realist Art (2968 Dundas St. W.) and Gallery One Zed Two (2975 Dundas St. W.).

The presentations cover a wide range of influences, forms and styles such as still life paintings, figurative paintings, animation, graphic design, portraiture, photography, film and video, drawings, caricatures, landscapes, architecture, mixed media sculpture, illustrations and digital imagery.

The artists have studied in a number of disciplines at respected institutions the world over, and are self-taught and classically trained. Their work has been exhibited internationally in esteemed galleries all over Canada, India, Italy, Mexico, England, Spain, Germany, Japan and throughout the United States.

“This year’s Junction Art Festival will be the best ever! For the first time, the 2007 Juried Art Exhibition artists will be exhibiting in true gallery settings in the heart of the Junction. We are extremely excited about exhibiting more than 500 pieces for the juried show. The number of participating artists has more than doubled this year, no doubt due to the lovely venues,” states Juried Art Committee and Junction Forum for Art and Culture board member Colleen Johnston.

Each gallery will host an opening night public reception on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., where the Juried Art Exhibition award winners will be announced.

The galleries will be open throughout the four-day festival, Thursday to Sunday, various hours.

Gallery Hours
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. opening night – public is invited.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In addition to the Juried Art Exhibition and throughout the four-day festival, a number of Junction area shops and restaurants along Dundas will act as impromptu galleries for multimedia, music, video and performance art installations (impromptu gallery venues are listed in street address order).

Impromptu Galleries:

Celts Pub, 2872 Dundas St. W.

Triple Z West Indian Roti Shop, 2910 Dundas St. W.

2916 Dundas St. W.

Taylor’s Shoes, 2934 Dundas St. W.

The Hair Lounge, 2940 Dundas St. W.

The Beet Organic Market, 2945 Dundas St. W.

Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, 3010 Dundas St. W.

Bending Spoons Gallery, 3010 Dundas St. W.

Agora Mediterranean Café, 3015 Dundas St. W.

Hole in the Wall, 3015 Dundas St. W.

High Park Spicy House, 3020 Dundas St. W.

Relax Shack, 3026 Dundas St. W.

Delight Chocolate, 3040 Dundas St. W.

Pictured it Framed, 3047 Dundas St. W.

Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas St. W.

Eclectic Revival, 3075 Dundas St. W.

Impromptu Gallery Hours
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. opening night – public is invited.
Friday: Work will be open for public viewing, various times
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., hours may vary
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., hours may vary

PLEASE NOTE: For specific and detailed artist/venue placements and artist biographies please contact festival publicist Laurie Lockhart at 416-988-2530 or


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