Art of the Danforth

Saturday June 2
11 am -5 pm: Longest Freestanding Sculpture at Coxwell Parkette @ Coxwell & Danforth.  Play with the world’s largest tinker-toy set!  WEATHER PERMITTING.

1 pm, 2:30 pm & 5 pm: VSVSVS – The Free School @ 1238 Danforth Ave ( Cosmic Janitorial).  Drop in on these free classes on the most profoundly ordinary subjects:  At 1 PM, Anthony Cooper tells us: When is a Cup Not a Cup?  How to Turn a Styrofoam Cup Inside Out: A Meditation on Time and the Ability to Focus your Energy Positively and Prosperously.  At 2:30 PM, Laura Simon shows us: How to draw Hank Hill.  At 5 PM, David Hanes explains: How to Rock Short Shorts Plus Post-Internet Theory.

1 & 4 pm: Art Amble. Meet at LucSculpture School & Studios, 663 Greenwood

All day: Brian Rideout – Twitter Mural @ 1417 Danforth Ave (Top Notch Pizza Shop)
For the last three weeks, you’ve had a chance to determine the contents of a mural, by tweeting your ideas to!/rideoutmural . Now come see Brian Rideout contend with what he has unleashed.


Sunday June 3
10 am – 4 pm:  Parking Lot Art Fair at Green P Lot, corner of Danforth & Parkmount.

1 pm: Danforth Bike Line. Bring your bike and take part in creating ephemeral bike lanes. Meet at SW corner of Greenwood & Danforth (The Beer Store).  

1 pm – 3 pm: Traffic Jam at Coxwell TTC Station.  Let your imagination loose on Dan’s 1 km long paper highway. Participants can enter the station for free (for sole purpose of taking part in the event).

1 & 4 pm: Art Amble. Meet at LucSculpture School & Studios, 663 Greenwood.

3 pm – 4 pm: Storytelling in front of  “Integration” at 2013 Danforth.  Listen to some of the stories behind this mythological mural.

12 pm, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm: VSVSVS – The Free School @ 1238 Danforth Ave ( Cosmic Janitorial).  More free pedagogical goodness from the crew at VSVSVS. At noon, Jemma shows us: How to Correctly and Quickly Identify Paper Sizes and English Accents (Extra Bonus: Cockney Rhyming Slang).  At 1:30 pm, Stephen McLeod lays out the fundamental principles of: Cool Sound: Sound Walk: A Lesson in Cool Sounds.  At 3:30 pm,  James Gardner gives a colloquium on: How to Open Beer Bottle With Style, Grace, and Determination:  How to Use a Bottle Cap as a Weapon (BONUS Lesson: Gum Wrapper Parachutes).

5:30 – 8:30 pm: Texture Detectives (Show Opening)  by Allie Phips @ 1238 Danforth Ave.  An installation created with texture rubbings done by children from It’s Playtime Daycare. Come by and check out the what this neighborhood feels like under a sheet of paper.


We’re looking for a few good volunteers in our final week to help in various positions.  If you’re interested, please contact Daniel at


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