FREE DUNDAS WEST Art + Design + Food WALK
Thursday June 19, 6:00 - 8:00PM
Led by Betty Ann Jordan, Art InSite; Max. 50 RSVPs
RSVP via Meetup.com or [masked]; LATE? Call cell[masked]
SPONSORS Dundas West Business Improvement Area www.dundaswestbia.ca +
Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage [masked]
6:00 – 6:20 PM @MKG 127 GALLERY 1445 Dundas St West (between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave.) / VIEW The Bill Burns Show (Part 2) by Toronto artist Bill Burns who through clever models, videos, watercolours and installations improbably link nature, animals, and the artistic avant-garde. LEARN about Burns’ exploits hiring a plane to sky-write the names of prominent art-world figures over the Basel Miami Art Fair; GUESS the names of the art-world honchos whose bobble-head dolls he has created; ADMIRE his lovely water colour notebook pages that express the tender yearnings of a Wes Anderson-style dreamer, and consider his quixotic efforts to garner the attention his art deserves in a competitive art world. MEET dealer Michael Klein to learn more 6:20 – 6:30 EASY TIGER, 1447 DSW MEET Owners + BROWSE this eclectic lifestyle concept boutique showcasing Toronto and international apothecary products + wearables + objects of desire made with “and intention”; a great source of gifts (and shoes!). Has been likened by Toronto Life to the Drake General Store (and that’s a good thing!)
6:35- 6:45 BODEGA THIRTEEN @1446 DSW/ Multidisciplinary retail space and studio with in-house clothing line by Elizabeth Arlow + handpicked objects and refurbished fine furniture by upholsterer James Arlow. Great silk scarves by Calica Studios (two TO women who collect local flora to form basis of their prints.) VIEW Race in Progress art exhibition in BODEGA JR. PROJECTS window gallery curated by Manden Murphy. ALSO SEE cool lifestyle mags for sale including TO-based Millions mag, Cable, about black culture + Sneeze, NYC oversize mag 6:40 – 7:00 @ART METROPOLE 1490 DSW/ The #1 place to buy/view artists’ books + multiples including books so unique they are de facto art objects. This influential artist-run centre also hosts exhibitions. +. BROWSE/BUY art, literary and related publications. WINDOW EXHIBITION TBA . BRING CASH for speediness, lots of things for $20 or under.
7:10 – 7:30 @ PM GALLERY, 1518 DSW/ VIEW We Will Not Be a Target! An Exhibition in celebration of World Pride, curated by Kelly McCray. VIEW group exhibition and MEET Kelly McCray, one of the most respected (and loved) curator-artists in Toronto.
7:40 – 7:55 @LUBO DESIGN, 1659 Dundas St. West. Lubo Brezina is a gifted wood artist who makes innovative (and emotive) furniture, doors, installations, toys, designed and made from local wood, specializing in fine joinery and reclaimed lumber. MEET Lubo LEARN ABOUT his makers’ ethos and VIEW a mini-exhibition in his studio front window. 7:55 –8:00 WALK TO WALLFLOWER restaurant, 1665 Dundas West .
[TBC] @WALLFLOWER Complimentary food samples courtesy of our sponsor Suzanne Manvell, at Wallflower, a multi-room house turned eatery whose cluttered décor has been described as being reminiscent of “your eccentric aunt’s home – you know the one…” 8:00 TOUR OFFICIALLY ENDS
POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF @ THE WALLFLOWER 1665 Dundas West
Join us (at your own expense) for delicious, very well-priced seasonal food in a funky, quintessentially downbeat Dundas West hangout; with any luck, some of us will be seated in the lovely back patio; Or out front, curb-side.