5 rising Toronto galleries join forces for SURFACE, an alternative art fair & party, September 19 & 20 2015

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Get to know five of Toronto's best independent art galleries as they join forces for SURFACE, an exclusive alternative art fair and party at Toronto's 99 Sudbury the weekend of September 19-20, 2015.

This newly launched event is a celebration of young contemporary visual talent in Toronto, collectively presented by The Black Cat Artspace, Creative Blueprint, Graven Feather, #Hashtag Gallery, and Project Gallery.

This unique collective initiative reveals a collaborative vision of the independent gallery movement.

With five of Toronto's top new galleries under one roof, SURFACE features five unique series of curated works by emerging local artists. Every work selected for display will be available for sale.

At the opening night party for SURFACE on Saturday, September 19, visitors will experience a captivating site-specific art installation, live performances, and music.

The fair continues on Sunday, September 20, with the exhibition open to the public from 11am-6pm.

An exclusive media preview for SURFACE titled First Look will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw St, Toronto).
To register for the First Look media preview, reply to this email, or email contact@theblackcat.to
The deadline to apply for accreditation to First Look is Monday, September 7th 2015.

The Black Cat Artspace, Creative Blueprint, Graven Feather, #Hashtag Gallery, and Project Gallery.

SURFACE: Art Party + Emerging Gallery Showcase

Saturday, September 19th & Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Opening Night Reception: 7pm, Saturday September 19th, 2015
Exhibition: 11am - 6pm, Sunday September 20th, 2015


99 Sudbury
Toronto, Ontario,
M6J 3S7

In the heart of West Queen West

More Info on Each Gallery:

The Black Cat Artspace
A small storefront gallery in a former 1950's smoke shop. The Black Cat Artspace is located at the intersection of Toronto's west end creative communities. Over the last two and half years the gallery has hosted a diverse range of emerging local artists and photographers. Managed by photographer Andrew Williamson. 2186 Dundas St. W, Toronto, Canada

Creative Blueprint
With CB Gallery locations in downtown Toronto and Seattle, Creative Blueprint now provides studios, services and support for artists and creative entrepreneurs across North America. Our diverse exhibition and event programming animates The Foundery Buildings with contemporary art, live music, performance and multi-media installations. Creative Blueprint establishes empowering venues, collaborative work facilities and supportive resources to encourage independent and sustainable growth within the local arts community. 376 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Canada

Graven Feather
Situated in Toronto's culturally vibrant West Queen West District, Graven Feather works with emerging artists across Canada and North America. Part of a multifunction arts space which includes a studio and workshop area, the gallery exhibits a range of artistic practice from printmaking and installation to photography and sculpture. As part of a mandate committed to community engagement, Graven Feather offers artist residencies, school programming, and group show opportunities. 906 Queen St. W, Toronto, Canada

Project Gallery
Project Gallery is a commercial art gallery in Toronto that exhibits a critical selection of artists whose work reflects new and innovative developments in contemporary art. The gallery is focused on establishing the careers of local emerging and mid-career contemporary artists through distinct exhibitions and projects. Project Gallery regularly shows a wide variety of original and accessible contemporary artworks, encouraging first-time buyers and new collectors to appreciate and invest in the arts. 1109 Queen St. E, Toronto, Canada

#Hashtag Gallery
#Hashtag Gallery was opened in April of 2012 with a mandate to bring the brightest artistic talent in Toronto together with established artists from a variety of backgrounds. At #Hashtag, we want to acknowledge the role that the internet and social media play in all our lives – in the way we stay connected, discover new ideas and interact with creativity. We want to be revolutionary by going back to basics – giving these living, online communities a touchstone in the Toronto contemporary art world, and in turn providing our roster of exceptionally talented artists professional representation within a social, supportive, art conscious community. 830 Dundas St. W, Toronto, Canada

SOURCE The Black Cat Artspace

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For further information: Andrew Williamson, Director, Communications, T: 416-388-7263, contact@theblackcat.to

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