FREE 2nd THURSDAY WALK Art + Design + Food, West Queen W, June 13, 6:00-8:00 PM

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]

ITINERARY

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]

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  • Mitchel

    Had to bail after the 2nd gallery as I was drenched but really enjoyed the showings.

    June 14, 2013

  • David

    GREAT!!!

    June 14, 2013

  • michele

    Thanks everyone, that was a great event!

    June 13, 2013

  • Gerard

    Well it's 6:45. Its is still pouring. It's taken me an hour to get from markham to 401. The dvp is wall to wall. 401 same. There is no way I can get down tonight with this rain and horrific traffic. I am terribly disappointed since I really wanted to hear Anthony speak.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly I got called in to work tonight, so I'll have to join another time :-(

    June 13, 2013

  • Gerard

    Yes. Please. Can I? I have a friend in from NYC. And it would be nice to show her our humble city

    June 13, 2013

    • Val

      Hey Gerard, I already got the answer. You can't bring a friend. Room is limited and 23 people are still at the waiting list. I'm sure you'll find something to show to your friend from NYC.

      June 13, 2013

  • Betty Ann J.

    Dear All,
    I've been asked whether guests can be brought tonight because of cancellations. Regretfully, the answer is 'no.' There are 23 people on the waiting list and we have to honour that.
    If you have guests from out of town who want to see the area this summer, I or a colleague lead a PAID walk every Saturday in the West Queen West area, 12 noon to 2:30 PM.
    Email me if you want to know more....
    Thanks for your understanding,
    Betty Ann

    June 13, 2013

  • Val

    See some people can't make it, so does it mean that you will have a room for guests? In other words, can I bring a friend?

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Kate

    Regrets, have a conference i forgot about, whoops. Next time!

    June 12, 2013

  • Val

    That's gonna be intense evening. Can't wait!

    June 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sorry that I'm now not able to attend. I've been asked to work.

    June 12, 2013

  • Christine

    Sorry I can't make it after all - glad someone else can now go!

    June 11, 2013

  • jasmine

    Oh nooooo! It's the same night as my rat race!!! :(....next time I guess.

    June 9, 2013

  • Lisa

    I'm looking forward to sharing a creative experience with others.

    June 3, 2013

    • Betty Ann J.

      Looking at art with others is very rewarding, love the synergy!

      June 4, 2013

  • Samantha

    Hi Betty Ann,
    Would it be ok if I brought a guest?
    Thanks,
    Samsntha

    June 3, 2013

  • Sandra

    Sounds like a great event, can't wait!

    June 3, 2013

  • Anita

    Hi, I would like to RSVP for this event, but the event indicates that the RSVP is closed?

    1 · June 2, 2013

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