A Festival of Creativity & Community: The Queen West Art Crawl| Written on September 9, 2015
Something awesome this way comes. That’s often the case when you live in Liberty Village though. We are regularly spoiled by fun neighbourhood gatherings, exciting events nearby and the overall convenience of life in an area with myriad amenities and tons of cool finds and stores.
The Queen West Art Crawl undoubtedly falls into the “cool” category. Actually, let’s make that the “unbelievably awesome” category. Liberty Village is a creative community with a long history and love for all things artistic. The Queen West Art Crawl is an extension of that. It’s no wonder that the Art Crawl has our neighbourhood so excited.
There’s lots for kids, adults, art-lovers, and, well, just about anyone to enjoy at this weekend-long event. On September 12 and 13, the Trinity Bellwoods Park will welcome artists, artisans, food vendors and visitors of all ages to revel in a “festival of creativity and community.” The biggest requirement to have a great time at the festival? To have an appreciation for diversity, originality and/or culture. The festival runs from 11:00am to 6:00pm on both days and will feature an Art Show with a panel of some of Ontario’s most talented and recognized artists and artisans. The program also offers a “Kids Zone” that invites kids to explore art made from a selection of everyday objects. What’s more, the Kids Zone’s “Build Your Own Puppet” workshop will be led by artist, craftsperson, musician, artisan, puppeteer and all round awesome guy, Jamil Ammar. In addition, kids will have the opportunity to view a number of pieces by Toronto artists, Soyeon Cho and Liz Pead.
There’ll be lots for adults to enjoy as well, including a Performance Zone, with an incredible line-up of musical talent and, of course, the Outdoor Art Exhibition that will feature pieces created from a range of mediums including ceramics, fibre glass, metal, paint, glass, mixed media and wood as well as drawings, photography and jewellery.
The Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC) is a charitable organization that works to promote art and creativity in our area. They do a phenomenal job of bringing together persons with different artistic abilities and interests. Don’t miss this great event!