ArtBridges Summer Newsletter ——– Infolettre d’été de la Toile Des Arts


Art City Toronto participants working on the Woodbine Beach Mural. The completed mural will be unveiled on June 20th at 5-6:30pm at Queen/Woodbine Ave. All are welcome to join the celebration!
It’s summer! For many, that means a break is on the horizon – and nothing beats restoring creativity than time off. It’s the paradox that many of us face. If we could let go of some of our responsibilities – even for a few hours at a time – and let the sunshine in (or… mist over the ocean, prairies or lakes, or… fresh mountain air – all depending on where you are in Canada) perhaps new ideas will arise and shine a light on creative solutions to challenges that have been festering while we’ve hunkered down through the cold months. 

Through the summer, please follow the ArtBridges / ToileDesArts blog, Facebook or Twitter as we post about community-engaged arts events, festivals, awards, book launches, workshops, job opportunities, mural unveilings and activities happening across Canada. See our blog to find out more! 

We’d love to hear from you! Please send information to us ( an event, opportunity or activity that you are hosting or are aware of and we’ll share it on the ArtBridges/ToileDesArts network.
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A few upcoming festivals and events on our radar:  

Ode’min Giizis Festival June 20 – 24 (Peterborough, ON): “Bringing the best in contemporary Indigenous Arts to Peterborough from across Canada and beyond.”

Aboriginal City Celebration June 12 – 30 (Toronto):
“The City of Toronto is celebrating National Aboriginal Day with a series of events June 12 – 30. Check out the Art Show at City Hall Rotunda, June 18 – 23, featuring artwork by students of the Toronto District School Board’s Aboriginal Education Centre.”
SuiteLife For Youth has started up a new youth-led initiative, StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival, which will take place in August (Scarborough, ON).

Summer Reading:
Common Weal Community Arts Inc. just celebrated thelaunch of their History Book, a compilation of their projects over the past 20 years including photos and testimonials. Copies of the book are available to order on the Common Weal website for $10 or to pick up at their office for $5.