60 Works 60 Years Exhibition Tour for TOAF61

60 Works 60 Years Exhibition Tour for TOAF61

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The Market Gallery

95 Front Street East

Toronto, ON M5E 1C2

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Join Neil Brochu and Flavio Belli for an insightful and engaging tour of 60 Works / 60 Years on Thursday July 7th at The Market Gallery.

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Join Neil Brochu, City of Toronto Outreach and Collections Supervisor, and Flavio Belli, Curator, Artist and TOAF’s long-term friend for an insightful and engaging tour of 60 Works / 60 Years on Thursday July 7th at The Market Gallery.

This show is a unique presentation of every Mayor’s Purchase Award Recipients since 1979 co-presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and the Market Gallery. It is a fascinating perspective on the evolving landscape of Toronto over the past decades through the eyes of the artists. Neil and Flavio will be sharing the vision behind the collection and stories about the early days of TOAF.

The Mayor's Purchase Award at the annual Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is an important moment for the collection. Each year the Mayor, assisted by City curators, selects a work to be brought into the municipal collection from the fair. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase works from new and emerging artists and enrich the collection with diverse perspectives. The Koffler Family, responsible for selecting the The Founding Chairman’s Award, has frequently contributed their purchased award-winning artwork to The City of Toronto's collection. These contributed works are appreciated alongside the Mayor's Purchase Award winners at the 60 Works/60 Years exhibition.

The exhibition also features the works by the 2021 recipient of the Mayor's Purchase Award, Vanessa Dion Fletcher.

Attendance is free and tour spots are limited. Make sure to sign up for your free tickets in advance of the event to secure your participation.

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