Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Press-Release: The Junction Arts Festival - Street Performance Artists are everywhere and they're sizzling hot! - September 12 and 13

Screenshot: The Junction Arts Featival - Weaving Mosaics - September 9 to 13, 2009Screenshot: Junction Arts Festival - Weaving Mosaics - September 9 to 13, 2009
Dundas West Street Closure - Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13, 2009
Credit: junctionartsfest.com

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Street Performance Artists are everywhere and they're sizzling hot! -
September 12 and 13

Toronto, ON, August 18, 2009 - The 17th annual Junction Arts Festival (September 9 - 13, 2009) presents a mosaic of unique visual, dance, literary and musical arts, and performance artists are everywhere, winding and weaving their way in and out of 'Red Hot Art Spots' (shops, galleries and restaurants) and on the street; Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.

Performance artists will be found all along Dundas Street West, from Keele Street to Quebec Avenue, and are featured in three categories (exact places and/or times, to be discovered):
  • Street Performance Artists: Dance, Performance Art and Comedy;
  • Travelling Minstrels
  • Community Stage
Junction Arts Festival creative producer Michael Menegon states, "People of all ages experience and discover performances, which, in these unique settings, they might not otherwise see anywhere else. This may be the one element that no other festival in Toronto has to offer."

Street Performance Artists - Dance:
Note: The dancers will also be scheduled in to perform on the community stage (times, TBA).

Street Performance Artists - Performance Art:
  • Art Fuzion - While the audience watches, a group of five artists, "Fuzionists", use the free-style drawing approach and collaborate to create a single, free flowing and improvised piece.
  • Annie Si-Wing Tung - York University BFA honours graduate Tung paints, while a jazz combo (keyboardist, vocalist, percussionist, bassist) plays and the improvised collaboration demonstrates how artists can influence each other.
Street Performance Artists - Comedy:

Bain and Bernard - Toronto's vaudeville comedy duo present "Bain & Bernard & Son's, You've Never Seen Anything Like It Show!"

Travelling Minstrels:
Seven travelling minstrels (groups and soloists) perform throughout the weekend along Dundas West in various indoor and outdoor locations;

Community Stage:
Located on the Junction City Square train platform (2960 Dundas St. West at Pacific Ave.), community groups perform daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - exact group times, TBA;
Please Note: Further festival details and more artist announcements are coming soon.
For schedule updates please visit regularly at www.junctionartsfest.com.

Attracting 200,000 visitors in 2008, the Junction Arts Festival (produced by the Junction Forum for Art and Culture) takes place along Dundas Street West between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue, and features five free days of artistry and innovation; Visual Art Exhibits (Sept. 9 to 13), Live Music Concerts (Sept. 11 and 12), and during the weekend - Street Performance Artists, Literary Artists, KidZone, Green Village and Artisan/Vendor Market (Sept. 12 and 13).

The 2009 Junction Arts Festival is generously supported by title sponsor the Junction Business Improvement Area and the active involvement from Junction area businesses and residents.
The Junction Forum for Art and Culture (JFAC) is a non-profit arts presenting organization and its main project is the annual Junction Arts Festival. The hands-on JFAC Board of Directors, chaired by Councillor Bill Saundercook, consists of dedicated cultural producers, artists, residents, business owners and politicians, all of whom are based in the Junction.


For media information, interviews and photos please contact:
Laurie Lockhart,
Publicist; 2009 Junction Arts Festival
Tel: 416-988-2530 / E-mail: gtmessage@sympatico.ca
Website: www.junctionartsfest.com

For general and vendor information, please contact:
2009 Junction Arts Festival office
Tel: 416-767-5036 / E-mail: junctionartsfest@bellnet.ca
Website: www.junctionartsfest.com
Councillor Bill Saundercook (Ward 13, City of Toronto), JFAC Chair

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The Arts Junction: Press-Release: 2009 Junction Arts Festival: Weaving Mosaics! - Toronto’s one-of-a-kind arts fest takes over Dundas West, September 9 to 13
The Arts Junction: Press-Release: Junction Arts Festival - Weaving Mosaics: A Creative Adventure of Vast Proportions; September 9 to 13, 2009
The Arts Junction: Press-Release: The Junction Arts Festival - Justin Rutledge concert, with Jason Collett & The Beauties, September 12, 2009
The Arts Junction: Press-Release: The Junction Arts Festival - Street Performance Artists are everywhere and they're sizzling hot! - September 12 and 13

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