FREE 2nd THURSDAY WALK
Art + Design + Food on West Queen West
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Organized with West Queen West Business Improvement Area
Max. 50 RSVPs
SPONSORS Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage [masked]
+ WQW BIA westqueenwest.ca
RSVP via Meetup.com or [masked]; LATE? Call cell[masked]
5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at ALISON MILNE GALLERY, 198 Walnut Avenue (South of Noce at 875 QSW).
COME EARLY IF YOU CAN TO SEE a portfolio of superb photos of Detroit (urban decay and urban renewal) taken over an extended period by Toronto photographer
6:00 – 6:20 MEET photographer Anthony + DISCUSS his current exhibition of solarized medium-scaled photos of airplanes in an airplane “graveyard”.
6:25 – 6:40 PARI NADIMI GALLERY 254 Niagara Street, (runs south of Queen, one block east of Walnut) VIEW wall-paper sized collaged photoworks by Bruno + Botto.
6:55 – 7:15 [Point out + optionally visit as we walk west] NADEGE Patisserie, Type books, Gaspard fashion (Mercy label), Art 27 certified organic cosmetics, unguents, clothing, Rue Pigalle imported sophisticated accessories
[SMALL SPACE so ROTATING TWO GROUPS THROUGH]
7:20 – 7:30 + 7:30 – 7:40 GRAVEN FEATHER, 906 QSW (below ground, in Artscape Building across from Candy Factory Lofts).
MEET artist Holly Wheatcroft on the opening night of her exhibition in this gallery/workshop/print studio/event space. We’ll DISCUSS Wheatcroft’s prize-winning colourful + kinetic wood constructions, some of which can fit into a Fed-Ex envelope!!
CONSIDER RETURNING to GRAVEN FEATHER @ 8:00 PM to listen to story-teller Arianne Schaffer, who will animate the latter part of the Wheatcroft vernissage
7:30 – 7:40 ARTSCAPE BUILDING, 906 QSW. Learn about this artists’ live-work building, one of the nine+ arts buildings operated by this exemplary non-profit organization. Artscape is dedicated to ensuring that a critical mass of artists remains in downtown Toronto, regardless of gentrification.
[TBC] 7:45 – 8:00 URSA RESTAURANT 924 QSW (just east of Shaw), Contemporary Canadian plates with a quiet spin toward nutrition and balance. “Everything we make will be in-house — from the bread to the cheese.” Sharkey-Pierce bros have made this one of the must-visit restos in city, especially beloved by fitness trainers for their nutritional acumen and locavore flare.
Complimentary food samples, TASTE Ursa’s unique fare, courtesy of our urbane + plugged-in sponsor, Royal LePage realtor Suzanne Manvell.
8:00 TOUR officially ENDS. [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF at URSA. Some of us will stay on at URSA for more substantial fare. You’re invited! Pay for your own food and drinks. Live music at 9:30 PM
NEXT WQW BIA-Sponsored 2nd THURSDAY WALK July 11, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >[masked]