The Artist Project 2015

March 24, 2015

I have always liked art – but I can say I have a new appreciation for it after attending my very first contemporary art fair - The Artist Project held at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto in February. The talent that represented the show was astounding…From the fresh “Untapped” to the Artists that have been in the game a while.  There was so much to see and take in.  I was fortunate enough to help the very talented Julie Hawkins for a couple of days.  It was also a great way to see it from a different perspective – the hard work these artists put in to prepare for the show, the long hours standing and socializing with potential buyers and just lovers of art. I found it to be a very fun and an exciting thing to be a part of!

  If going to the show I would recommend designating a full day or if possible 2 days to really be able to see everything.  This is not a show you can do in a few short hours. Something that I found very cool was the Art Battle.  Artists painting under pressure - given 20 minutes to create their best work.  With music blasting and onlookers cheering them on it made for an exciting experience. Other features the Artist Project provided was Art Chats with Art and Design experts as well as Art Walks where you are guided on an informative adventure having the chance to meet the artist and learn about their work and what inspires them. [caption id="attachment_1503" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Me (Amanda) helping out at the show.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1505" align="aligncenter" width="525"] The competition wall - artist that wanted to participate entered their pieces. This years theme was "TYPE". The theme explores text-based art and the relationship between art and the use of text/language.[/caption]   I will definitely be attending in 2016 – perhaps making it to the opening night party where you can be first to view and perhaps purchase a piece of beautiful art! Amanda

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