Art of the Danforth 2012 will be a month long festival that presents a variety of free public art displays and activities to, for and by the community of East Toronto.
Over 50 public and commercial venues along and within walking distance from Danforth Avenue, Greenwood to Cedarvale
May 20 – June 10, 2012
Our goals are to:
• encourage foot traffic along Danforth Avenue
• increase community engagement
• showcase local artistic talent
• bring together people from various backgrounds, cultures and interests in the creation and appreciation of art
The 2012 Art of the Danforth festival will include: public art, art in stores, walking tours, community workshops and performance, presented in venues such as: vacant storefronts, commercial spaces, public spaces such as parks, parking lots and sidewalks.
20+ large-scale, site-specific projects will be created by four dynamic curatorial teams. Proposed projects include: video projections of documentaries made about local residents, interactive installations set in “derelict” spaces, on-site theatre performances integrating local history and
contemporary whimsy, and more.
Art in Stores
Local artists will display works such as paintings, sculpture, and photography in stores and other facilities along the Danforth.
Art Able (Walking Tours)
Theatrical performers will lead walking tours from site to site, delivering a performance that will educate and entertain. There will be both a family version and an adult version.
Free public arts workshops in activities such as drumming, painting and crafts-making will be held on the weekends of the event.
On the culminating weekend (June 8-10), the streets will come alive with performances by local musicians, dancers and interactive performers offered in public spaces such as street corners, empty lots and parks.