Image: Camille Turner, Nave, 2022. 3-channel video installation and soundscape. On view at Small Arms Inspection Building as part of the Toronto Biennial of Art (2022). Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid. Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art.
Art Festivals & Events
Go beyond the galleries and experience local, national and international art at a festival, show or event. Engage with the artists and other art lovers, discover new talent and be inspired to explore your own artistic side.
Quick Guide to Art Festivals & Events in Ontario
Tips for Buying Art
Ask questions: you’ll appreciate the piece all the more knowing the artist’s inspiration and process
Carry cash: some events and vendors may not be equipped with credit payment
Consider shipping: you may wish to mail it with priority post instead of bringing it along on your trip
Follow your heart to great art: the truest value of a piece of art is how it makes you feel. If you love it, avoid regrets and buy it!
Calendar of Art Fairs in Ontario
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Know Before You Go
Book Tickets in Advance
If the art show or festival is a ticketed event, book your tickets well in advance to avoid the disappointment of it being sold out when you arrive.
As a general rule, avoid touching a piece of art (unless it’s a hands-on experience). And in many cases, taking pictures of artwork is not advised.
Last updated: November 2, 2022