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The 4th Annual Liberty Village Art Crawl

Fun | Written on June 8, 2016

Every now and then it strikes us how perfectly the name, Liberty Village resonates with the character and diversity of our neighbourhood. It’s a constant reminder that ours is a community where you are free to be you. Live in Liberty.

For us, the annual Liberty Village Art Crawl embodies all that it means to call Liberty Village home. It’s an event that is fun, creative, artistic, exciting, enlightening and it’s a celebration of individuality. This year’s Liberty Village Art Crawl is on the horizon and we look forward to all the exciting things that will be a part of this incredible local event.

LV Art Crawl - Photo from Pexels II

On Saturday, June 11, beginning at 11:00am there will be a coming together of the innovative, the original and the very, very awesome in Liberty Village. The Liberty Village Art Crawl kicks off its 4th annual event in our neighbourhood. And what a day it will be! Voted as one of the “Top 10 outdoor art fairs in Toronto” and one of the “top 6 art fairs to attend in Toronto in 2016”, the Liberty Village Art Crawl hosts artists and artisans from Liberty Village and across Toronto who are interested in showcasing, selling and promoting art, photography, jewellery, sculptures, furniture, home décor, pet accessories, clothing, body care products, wood and metal work, kid’s items and loads more. For us, this is so much more than a fair, a sale or even an exhibition. For us Villagers, it’s an occasion to recognize the artistry and talent of our neighbours and to own a piece of something that intrinsically speaks to our life in “liberty”.

LV Art Crawl - Photo from Unsplash - The Digital Marketing Company

Reserve the day to enjoy music, food and art! There will be live DJs on site all day until 6:00pm when the fun and creative Liberty Village Art Crawl comes to a close. There will also be food trucks and food vendors available throughout the day dishing up some serious deliciousness. Best of all though, there’ll be close to 70 artists at Liberty Village Park where the Liberty Village Art Crawl will be taking place. As in previous years, we have no doubt that attendees will be inspired and awed.

LV Art Crawl - Photo from Unsplash - Luis David

So who can you expect to see at the Toronto Art Crawl? Some of the local artists at the 4th Annual Liberty Village Art Crawl include:

Benny Bing aka Gbenga Alaga – Art; Benny will be painting live at this year’s event!

Charan Creations – Unique hand carved wood stamps, eco-friendly ‘block-printed’ items like tote bags, wine gift bags, 100% silk and cotton scarfs, men’s and women’s summer clothing, all occasion blank cards

Erika C. Marin G. (from The Pretty Pop Shop) – Vintage and unique shoes

Travel Art Henna – Body Art designs with natural henna, jagua, glitter and body paint

Surfing Ninjas – Cool kids fashion

Miss M and Me – Colourful hand-dyed clothing and accessories

Encircled – Versatile and stylish travel wear for women, made in Toronto from sustainable and soft fabrics

ML Arturi Potter – Beautifully designed pottery pieces

Baby Nimbus – Kids apparel

Haunts Fashion – Original clothing

Yolanda Pop Designs – Art and home decor

Wally Kowal – Artisan specializing in handmade goods and home decor

Masamichi Naka – Unique art

Up Close and Personal – Jewellery

Primal Pulse Designs – Jewellery

Emidesh – Jewellery

Shoreline Workshops – Artisans specializing in cool street signs

Wine Crate Crafts- Artisans selling wooden pieces

Sunny Presley – Photography, jewellery, art

Nadia Lloyd – Art

YFL ART – Art, Illustrations and graphic design

Emi Creative – Handcrafted jewellery

Gentlemen of the North – Canadian-made clothing

Curtis Gaudon – Art

Anna Rubiec – Photography

Ana Niculae – Custom-made leather work

Christian J Faur – Artwork (with crayon as the medium)

Dream Willow – Jewellery

LV Art Crawl - Photo from Pexels

This is just a sampling of some of the incredible and very talented artisans and artists who will be at this year’s Liberty Village Art Crawl. Though, we have to say, learning from previous years, the only way to fully appreciate what they do and all that they have to offer is to see them in person at our neighbourhood Art Crawl!

Photo from ChrisShaw24-7

Photo from ChrisShaw24-7

The organizers of the Art Crawl have once again pulled out all the stops to make this another vibrant, creative and interesting way to spend a Saturday in Liberty Village. Admission is free and there is also a ticket giveaway to see Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia when they open in July! The food, the fare, the fun and of course, the incredible art! There really is every reason to attend this year’s Liberty Village Art Crawl at 71 East Liberty Street. For more information, visit the Liberty Village Art Crawl online, contact them via email at info@torontoartcrawl.com, follow them on Facebook at /TorontoArtCrawl or find them on Twitter using the hashtag, #LVArtCrawl.

See you at the Liberty Village Art Crawl!

 

Cover photo by BlogTO

 

Written by L. D. Moore