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Bridging Festival 2014: Call for Performers, Vendors, and Volunteers Posted on July 21st, by scararts in Featured, Recent News. No Comments The 5th annual Bridging Festival is looking for performers, vendors, and volunteers!

Held annually under the Lawrence Avenue Bridge, this one-of-a-kind festival will offer selected artists the opportunity to perform in different spots in the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park (KGO) neighbourhood.

Performances can include, but are certainly not limited to, music (solo or band), dance, acrobatics, and more! We welcome all styles and genres.

Vendors have the opportunity to run workshops and interactive booths. Workshops can include activities like jewelery-making, pottery, gardening, mask-making, and many others.

Volunteers are critical to the success of the festival! We need your help to make sure all aspects of the festival run smoothly, from set-up to liaising with vendors to helping with food, and much much more.

To be considered as a Bridging Festival artist, vendor, or volunteer, please download, fill out, and return the relevant application form, available below.


In the heart of the downtown core, Yonge Dundas Square proudly presents the 2nd Toronto Japanese Summer Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture, music, art, fashion and food. The festival is open to the public and free for everyone.

Date : Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Time : 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

“MATSURI 2014” event page:


Other than the bright bright sun and smokey meat accompaying huge lineupS, I spotted a Yamato-e style living painting section at the corner of the square. The artists are associated with Japantown Mural Project. (check out their works!)

Apparently (although it’s obvious enough for torontonian) Japanese didn’t have their present in the downtown cord unlike some areas are named based on the local culture and population census ( China Town, Korean Town or Little Italy), and they could like to be invited by to this busy urban life. Surrounded by loud music and people conversation, the facilitator didn’t deliver the speech completely.

Whether they would nd a place called community is a story of another time. Their objective are most heartwarming:

  • Collective action for the betterment of Japanese Canadians and their community
  • Equal rights and liberities for all Canadians, regardless of race, colour, creed, national origin, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Protecting the rights of all groups in Canada through cooperation with organizations sharing the aim of the NAJC
  • Promoting cultural, educational, social and recreational activities and the duties and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship to our community and others
  • Voicing the interest of Japanese Canadians to national, provincial and local governments and other organizations.

Next time you bus pass a smiling sushi mural, smile back. 🙂 -Jialing

Call for Submissions: Ontario Nonprofit Network

Original post from Manifesto:
Attention artists! ONN (Ontario Nonprot Network) is hosting an art showcase and they want you to be involved.

A curated art showcase will coincide with the annual 2014 conference in September 2014 with over 400 representatives from the nonprot sector from across Ontario in attendance. The theme is “communal landscapes” and is meant to be both metaphorically and literally interpreted. Landscapes reect the union of places and people and represent a very unique identity. “Their character and quality, help dene the self-image of a region, its sense of place that dierentiates it from other regions.” It is the current, the dynamic set, that ows through people’s lives both internally and externally and touches upon every facet of social, cultural and political dynamics.

The art pieces can also reect, in some way, the ONN’s vision of a strong and resilient non-prot sector within a dynamic province. They should also reect its aim to engage, advocate and lead with charitable organizations for the public benet of Ontario. For more details on the ONN please
visit: (

Works selected for the showcase will be made available for sale, if desired by the entrant, and will be exhibited over the course of the two day event (September 17-18). Artists can apply to attend the event and to assist in the installation or mounting of their pieces.


The showcase is an open exhibition of original paintings, original prints, original sculpture and drawings in any media open to all visual artists within Ontario, with a particular preference for artists outside Toronto and Ottawa.

Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work. The conference organizers reserve the right to refuse to hang any painting that does not match the original digital entry.

Entries must not be copies, derivatives, or based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic works. They must be entirely the work of the entrant.

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until midnight August 11th, 2014.

Submissions should be sent to (
Please include the following information and attachments:

Artist name
Title of work
Dimensions (including weight)
Digital copy of artwork being submitted Optional: Short bio

Brief description of the artist’s vision, aim, message or statement regarding the artwork Artists may submit up to 5 works. There is no entry fee.

*Entries with missing information may not be considered.

Summer Art Market hosted by Turtle house ART/PLAY CENTRE


Turtle House Art/Play Centre’s Mission:
is a unique art-based organization in Toronto, designed primarily for children and families from refugee backgrounds to explore their creativity, play, express themselves and make meaningful connections.

They are hosting a summer art market to showcase and celebrate newcomer artists and artisans from regions of conict featuring paintings, carving jewellery and more.

Date: July 18-19
Friday 6-9PM (Live Performance 7-8) Saturday 12-5 PM
Address: 612 Markham St.