artisans at work/aaw gallery Calls,Events,Artist Residencies


Opening nights have live music by the "Awesome Foursome" (say it in an Australian accent, and it rhymes!), band called The Sidewalkers. Eukelele, mandolin, guitars and the vocal harmonies of Martin, Richard, Darcy and Matt have made our First Friday art openings wild and wonderful!





























































































Artisans At Work is an east end Toronto community retail and working arts centre that represents over 100 local fine craft and gift makers and 50 fine art members. Through an engaged and loyal local following of supporters, we encourage artists to teach classes, workshops and hold their exhibitions, while retailing their high quality works. We assist up and coming artists in the pricing strategies to local collectors and appreciators of craft and art. Our 2700 sq ft space has much potential to grab the visitors attention and imagination, with artist studios, mini-shop studios, a large working gallery/classroom/event space, and a beautiful storefront gift & fine craft showroom.





Past Shows:




























































































































































































"Heaps" of Past Shows:




AAWGallery is always accepting submissions for Our Open Calls, all mediums.

Looking for a beautiful space for your own art show? Proposals for future showsare always welcomed.




October: UK Isles Show: England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales: What do they mean to you?

November: Geometric Show

December: Cabinet of Curiosity Show (focus on vintage, eclectic work)



January: Urban Culture Show: All mediums will focus on Cultural Views in a non-traditional way

February: The Artistic Family Show (in honour of Family Day!): All submissions must consist of at least 3 family member's works, maximum 3 each, up to 15 in total,(depending on sizes & mediums).

March: Close Up & Personal Show: Focus on Macro, Personal, Storytelling, capturing the unseen

April: Vintage Show

May: Rosedale School of the Arts Annual Show


The Garden Show, (with North American Native Plant Society-NANPS Plant Sale May 11 and Free talk by John Oyston


June: Square Foot Show


July: Bare Naked Show (not what you think! Or is it?): Focus on Raw materials, Minimalist


August: We Are Toronto- A Portrait & Figurative Show. An Acknowledgement of WHO makes this city vibrant, exciting and a mosaic of culture.


September: DIPF Danforth Independent Photo & Film Fest

Celebrating the local Toronto photographers and filmakers. Docs, feature and shorts. All photo art including stills.


October: Politics: Past Present & Future. Art as Political Statements.

Our musical wunderboys, The Sidewalkers will be playing all their protest folk songs on First Friday!














A musician and poet/viz artist discuss where the process starts?!
The Sidewalkers rock it up for the crowds
Discussing the virtues of Encaustic Wax art by Graham Curry