Submission deadlines are quickly approaching for some of this year’s most exciting weekends of outdoor artfulness and it’s time to get those applications together.
The ALLEYJAUNT will return for its 5th year in alleyways, garages and green spaces in and around Trinity Bellwoods Park. Proposals are being accepted from local artists and art collectives for site-specific installations, projects that incoporate urban themes and artistic interventions. The alleyway art will be taking place August 11 and 12. The deadline for submissions is May 1 and the fee is free.
For another Trinity Bellwoods Park art event, the 4th annual Queen West Art Crawl, hosted by Artscape, is a celebration of Queen West that involves businesses, local galleries and the community in a weekend of art. This arts event is seeking participants for its Outdoor Art Show & Sale. Two-hundred lucky artists and craftspeople will be accepted to display their works in the park. Crawling will take place on Sept 15 and 16. Although the early-bird deadline for submissions is May 18, late birds may still apply until June 29 for a slightly higher fee. A full refund is provided to those who are rejected from the show.
Slightly westward and a tad northerly, the 15th annual Junction Arts Festival will bring both visual arts and performance to the area along Dundas St W between Keele and Quebec Ave. This festival boasts itself as “the largest and most eclectic ‘art-meets-street’ festival in Canada.” Dancers, musicians, poets and actors are invited to apply to perform on the main stage, on the street or at other indoor, outdoor or unconventional spaces. Visual artists are also welcome to submit proposals for a juried exhibition. The arts festival will happen on Sept 8 and 9. Applications will be accepted with a $35 processing fee until May 31.
Mark the upcoming dates on your calendar and get busy working on those artist bios, artist statements and self-addressed stamped envelopes! Good luck.
Photo by karen lee hall shows the Soft City installation by UPBAG (Upper Parkdale Benevelont Art Guild) at last year’s ALLEYJAUNT.