Friday, February 17, 2017
The Black Artist Market @ 1292 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON - Fri Feb 17th!
The Black Artist Market was born out of a frustration with the anti-black racism in art spaces in Toronto. It was born out of a being exhausted by the struggle of trying to survive as a Black artist in Toronto. The Black Artist Market was born out of a yearning to see Black Artist in Toronto come together. Finally, it was born out a need to honour the brilliance of the Black Artist.
#BAMTO is a series of Black Artist Markets taking place in Toronto. The Black Artist Market is dedicated to Black Art in Toronto. Artists markets in Toronto rarely, if ever, prioritize the voices and art of those who, despite being the most marginalized contribute the most to culture. It can also be an extremely lonely and isolating as a Black Artist to be in spaces that allow us to participate, but do not prioritize or understand the Black Artist experience.
This event is the first of it's kind! It will take a whole new spin on what artist markets can be. There will be a DJ spinning live at the event, the space is wheelchair accessible and a diverse set of vendors,! This market will be interactive and specifically curated. It will be so much more than some folding tables and chairs.
The black artists that are part of this event blow me away with their gift of imagining and creating the world in brilliant ways.
In the upcoming weeks there will be a feature on each of the brilliant artist. So stay tuned! on Come out to support local Black Artists in our community!
*Cover: This market is Pay What You Can $ 5 - $15 and no one turned away due to lack of funds.
*The venue is wheelchair and mobility device accessible/
* You do not have to buy food at the cafe in order to come to the market.
Location: 1292 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
Time: 6 PM - 10 PM
Facebook event page here