Art of the Danforth 2012


From May 20 – June 10, 2012, Danforth Avenue between Greenwood and Cedarvale will host:  36 large site-specific installations, four hands-on workshops, 20 stores turned mini-galleries, and over 50 walking tours, on-the-fly events and performances.  All activities are free, accessible and open to all.

 AoD 2012 boasts everything from surprising installations from some of Toronto’s most cutting-edge artists to projects that will let you, your family and your friends participate in whimsical arts activities. Come and…

·         throw paint at total strangers,

·         interact with a store window,

·         learn how to yarn-bomb,

·         join a walking tour led by two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet,

·         host arts curios in your own home,

·         empty the contents of your pockets and tell a story

… and see east Toronto in a whole new light.

Projects, schedule and map are now online:  Please check it out and please share… we’re depending on YOU to spread the word!

UPCOMING dates of import:

May 20 is our kick-off.   Join us in our two opening activities:

·         DECA Make a Joyful Noise Parade in East Lynn Park – 11am – dress up, bring your noisemakers and help us make some noise!

·         10 minute paint fight on Ladysmith Avenue.  Gather at Danforth & Ladysmith at 12:30 pm. Fight starts at 1pm SHARP so don’t be late!  Wear white!

 How you can participate?

·         Volunteer!  We need all sorts of people to help set up, maintain exhibits and generally hang out with us and have fun.  If you’re interested, please email Daniel at

·         We’re looking for stuff to borrow (or just plain take):  a ladder, leftover paint / primer and painting supplies.

·         Come out, enjoy our activities and SPREAD THE WORD!

 In other news:

Artists / Artisans: the  early-bird deadline for the Danforth East Arts Fair is May 18.  Apply now and save some cash!

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