This year, Art Toronto, Canada’s largest and most coveted art fair, will combine the boundless reach of a digital landscape with the excitement of seeing artwork in person. For the first time in its 21 years, the fair will showcase virtual and in-person installations and programming across the country. Traditionally occupying a single location at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Art Toronto will take place online and nationwide in art galleries across Canada. This unique model is the first of its kind for North American art fairs that have quickly adapted to online exhibitions, Canada’s art fair will take place throughout October 28 to November 8, 2020. Canada’s art fair will take place October 28 to November 8, 2020, kicking off with a virtual Preview on October 28, in support of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Under the leadership of Director Mia Nielsen, Art Toronto is poised to build audiences with this dynamic new format. Art collectors and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage with the fair through a custom online platform and attend in-person events at participating galleries in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and more. Galleries and institutions across the nation will act as satellite locations for a socially distanced fair, hosting a schedule of exhibitions and live programming.
“It has always been a priority to constantly develop new and engaging platforms to showcase visual arts, and this is true now, more than ever. With this new model we will be directly connecting galleries and artists with new audiences, expanding the opportunity to support the local art scene in communities across the country.” – Mia Nielsen, Director of Art Toronto