BIG on Bloor Festival 2021

July 24, 2021

August 2, 2021

Free, no need for ticket

Bloordale Village, 974 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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Events Description

 

BIG on Bloor Festival opens its 14th year on July 24th, 2021, running until August 2nd, 2021, with the launch of several art installations scattered throughout the Bloordale neighborhood; Bloor Street West, Dufferin to Lansdowne. Celebrating community magic, creativity, and diversity through arts and culture, while showing love to the local storefronts that make the strip so special.

Various location-based projects will be on view 24/7 until the end of August 2021. Curated by Festival Director Darren Leu, anticipate impactful murals, large-scale installations and window exhibitions by Jana Ghalayini, Daniel Hunt, Curtia Wright, Crafty Chas, Card Yard and several more.

Projects will explore the concept of “patchwork”, exploring how layers of community can come together to create, and in doing so, discover how our differences can make a communal piece so beautiful and unique. PATCHWORK asks: what similarities can strangers reveal when they work towards the same goal? By creating in parallel, new connections can emerge, despite the discord we each may have faced. As you move through the art projects of Bloordale, we invite you to explore what new connections, mosaics and medleys may emerge.

Programming continues with “BIG off Bloor”, a digital catalogue featuring concerts and art workshops by local creatives. Artists present workshops through live video streams, engaging with participants to not only educate but collaborate on the final artwork. Participants are encouraged to follow along at-home and submit their work to be included in a larger installation created by many other participants. The quilt-like piece advances community storytelling and visualizes the theme of PATCHWORK.

Made possible by the Bloordale BIA, the BIG on Bloor Festival is free and open to everyone.

Who is it for?

All ages

HOW MUCH

Tickets : Free, no need for ticket

How to get tickets?

At the door: No need to get tickets

WHEN & WHERE

 

Date: Saturday July 24, 2021 to Monday August 2, 2021 – All day long

Saturday July 24 to August 2nd, 2021

Various art installations scattered throughout the Bloordale neighborhood; Bloor Street West, Dufferin to Lansdowne.

Venue & Address

Bloordale Village, 974 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Wheelchair accessible

Street Parking

Paid Parking

Accessible by Public Transport

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