September’s been quite the month for arts and culture in the city. With all the glitterati in town for our honorary film festival and all the TIFF parties spawned as a result – why not garnish the closing weekend with some art?
A weekend-long celebration of creativity and community, The Queen West Art Crawl is celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Running along the trendy arts and culture hub of Queen St. West (from Bathurst to Roncesvalles), the Art Crawl is out to curate the diversity and ethos of the Parkdale and Queen West neighborhoods from September 14th – 16th.
Piola (1165 Queen St. W), a beloved Italian eatery, whose locations worldwide celebrate art in its many forms, is just one of the many supporters of the Art Crawl. Piola is featuring local multi-disciplinary artist Lee Richmond’s exhibit Animal Life on its walls. Richmond’s work, which has an abstract scrapbook-esque feel, is inspired by friend’s dreams, childhood haunts, and bygone seasons all layered with the imagery of Canadiana.
Fans of Richmond should stop by Piola on September 15th (from 1-5pm) where the artist will answer questions about the exhibit and even facilitate a drawing activity. Another reason for Art Crawlers to check out Piola this weekend? They’re offering to anyone who does an Art Crawl “name drop”: $8 for any pizza and $4 for a Birra Moretti!
Whether it’s purchasing great art work at the Trinity Bellwoods outdoor art show & sale or joining in on the edgy and innovative Parkdale Nightcrawl –the Art Crawl is an exquisite opportunity for creative dabblings and people watching.