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The opening reception of each month-long art exhibition featuring multiple artists works,

takes place each First Friday of the month...First Fridays!

Exhibiting artists bring an appetiser to share and connect over with guests.

Live music, Licensed Bar!

Each First Friday!






























Our Open Calls welcome all mediums.


It is free to submit works, and if accepted, only $30 for 1-2 pieces, plus 30% commission of any sales.

Apply in person on weekends, or by email.


 Questions? Email Tara: artisansatwork(at)



Always accepting submissions for Our Open Calls, all mediums.

Looking for a beautiful space for your own art show? Proposals are always accepted.

No membership required. Competitive Rates.



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!


Additional Event:Community Altar Building Project for Dias De Las Muertos Nov 1 & 2

Learn to build your own family Altar, workshop during October!



Please join us each First Friday to celebrate a new month long, curated exhibition with special events and tastes!


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Go to the Events page for more details, themes and other events.


First Friday opening night celebration, with the fab local boys, The Sidewalkers providing excellent live music!



The works are open to the public to view and purchase all month.






























If you would like to hold an art class, workshop, meeting or exhibit at our gallery, (aside from the scheduled exhibitions) please email Tara.


Please email Tara for Community Room Rental Rates


Miniature Galleries are $150/month + 20% percentage of sales











Mission Statement


We at artisans at work strive to provide a cultural hub for Toronto’s east end. We wish to provide engaging programing that explores multiple facets of contemporary life through art, craft and music. Founded in December 2012, we are an up and coming destination for art and culture in Toronto.

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