Arts and Science: Artisans at Work this fall & New walk-in clinic

Looking for something to do this Friday that you can walk to?  How does an art exhibit, ceviche bar and live music sound?

And if on Monday morning you aren’t feeling well (and it’s not just a case of work-itis), a new medical clinic has opened up in Danforth Neighbourhood Pharmacy to meet all of your needs.  Read on for more details.

Artisans at Work – First Friday and Other News

Have you been to Artisans at Work yet?  Have you signed up for their monthly newsletter?  Be sure to email Tara to stay on top of all of their news and events.  In the meantime, here is what’s on for this Friday, October 4 and for the next little while – thanks to Tara for sending it in.

First Friday is October 4th! – The UK Show
Celebrate our October group art exhibition – We asked artists to submit works with an England, N Ireland, Scotland, Wales & Isle o’ Man theme. And what do the UK islanders eat? Fish, of course!
  • Try out Ceviche Bar’s answer to our call for fish & chips…
  • Deliciously crafted Fish Ceviche with Quinoa & Kale Asian Pesto
  • Only $2/ spoon
Also featuring some fabulous Live music by The Sidewalkers 7:30-9:00 pm!
Will they play some Irish ballads, ore some Scottish bagpipes? Perhaps the Beatles?
Some News about Artisans At Work:

Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market

    • Keep your market day habits alive all winter, supporting farmers
    • October 24 until May 29th on Thursdays 2-7pm, here in our open concept 1000sq ft Community Room & Work Studios.

 Children’s drop-in play rooms

Little Artisans At Play Rooms:

  • From October 24th on, two 90 sq ft rooms dedicated to childrens toys and fun.
  • Folks are welcome to use this unattended space for the kids as they are shopping (free), or even for casual drop-in play time, at $5/child during regular business hours, for an unlimited period of time…
  • Maximum Capacity of 5 per room.

Pyjama Party Babysitting see our Kids page online!

Day of the Dead Celebrations

Our friend Rodrigo Esponda who did a superb job hosting Mexico Night on Sept 24 will host this event with his amazing wife Ana Fremont!

They will help anyone who is interested to build our very own community window altar, to remember our late loved ones & pets! The way I understand it, its a fun, happy occasion, where we bring ancestors things they loved in their life, even letter to them. I am very much looking forward to this!

The date is set for November 2nd. Take a workshop by one of our artists to build an heirloom memorial piece of art in mid Oct, or just bring your items for the altar Nov 1-2. I will post more info on the Events page, so keep checking in!

Christmas Craft Show Season

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in November & December
Applications accepted always!
Artists will all be selling a tree decoration of their own creation.

Christmas Jewellery orders:

Now is the time to get those custom requests in!
We make engagement rings, family themed jewellery of all kinds, including
fingerprint pendants & rings, name tags & more…
Bring in a picture if you have anything in mind.

And last, but certainly not least, some news from Mrs. Darling’s Imaginarium:

Oct 24th- Mrs. Darling is hosting a special private workshop for some of her favorite clients. To learn about future Mrs. Darling’s events, and to get on the invite list, please visit

Thank you,

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2416 Danforth Avenue (at Westlake, between Woodbine and Main)

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Local Film Fest Starts Tomorrow! Please share

The First Annual Danforth Independent Photo and Film Festival begins tomorrow, September 6, 2013 and will continue for the month of September at Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth Avenue.  The opening coincides with Artisans’ usual “First Friday” event, which is always a fun-filled event that falls on the first Friday of every month.  Come and check it out!  For more information about the film and photography festival and First Fridays, please visit


We hear that tomorrow’s First Friday will include live music from The Sidewalkers from 7:00 p.m., along with a licensed bar & food by TKO’s Sports Pub. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fun will go until 10:00 p.m. – all are welcome!

As part of the festival, on September 19 this wonderful screening + wine & cheese will be taking place – mark your calendars!


The focus of James Buffin’s work as a documentary filmmaker is disaster/recovery, both personal and natural. Celebrating 25 years as a working professional, Buffin will be sharing and discussing these selected works and works in progress, filmed in North America, South America, Polynesia and Asia:

Jingle Dress: about witnessing Jules Koostachin’s five-year healing journey to dance at a pow wow for the first time, in honour of healing from her mother’s Residential School traumas.
Chasing With Heart: how the world of Eddy Weiss, dark horse Nebraska storm chaser, gets turned inside out after the national weather service denies the existence of a tornado that nearly takes his own home and family.
Paradise Tsunami: documenting the resilience of the people of Samoa following the devastating 2009 tsunami that erased an entire region and hobbled the economic engine of this tiny South Pacific nation.
Dead End: Alive!: a personal story about how, 35 years after experiencing childhood sexual abuse, one man brings all his talents to bear in transforming and recovering from a previously invisible trauma.
Two bodies of Buffin’s photographic work will also be on display and open for discussion: Mashrimani, taken during a Guyanese festival celebrating the end of a cycle of accomplishment and Flowers, an exploration of beauty.
James Buffin is an East York filmmaker, photojournalist and social activist. In addition to having his work screened on CBC and published in POV Magazine and The Globe and Mail online, Buffin speaks publicly at events and conferences such as a recent Federal Justice Round Table on Crime, a Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Conference and The Gatehouse Conference.