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28 Jan 2021

Festivals 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: March 18, 2021 – Join us for the special 60th Anniversary of Canada’s longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair, launching artists’ careers and building trust in our community of artists and art lovers since 1961!

Apply for our hybrid online/outdoor 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, taking place for 3 days (date TBC) at Nathan Phillips Square and on our e-commerce platform for 10 days in July 2021*. Each year, our loyal following of 130,000 Fair-goers spend $2 million on art purchases, providing an income to independent artists that contributes to their economic prosperity. Our 60th Anniversary Fair will be one to remember with new special programs and awards.

TOAF’s jurors welcome individual artists and makers working in photography, sculpture, painting, glass, wood, textiles, jewellery and more, with formal or informal training to apply. Established and emerging artists are welcome.

TOAF deeply cares and recognizes that profound change is happening in the world at large, and we are here to renew our commitment to equity and inclusion to continue to be inclusive, accessible and radically welcoming to all artists and art enthusiasts.


  • A successful & comprehensive marketing campaign: Benefit from our multi-platform national marketing and promotions resulting in 69 million media impressions from 2019’s campaign. Plus, additional opportunities to be spotlighted through our social media channels with an audience of over 23K followers!
  • Ongoing professional development: Dedicated support and guidance from our team through application workshops, portfolio reviews, and Booth Camp workshops (what to expect onsite, how to grow your digital outreach and social media skills)
  • Free online and onsite resources and support: Assistance and troubleshooting for your artist and product pages, instructional videos, 200 volunteers to assist you with the logistics at Nathan Phillips Square, professional, secure artwork storage and comprehensive Artist Handbook
  • And so much more!

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 11, 2021 (11:59 PM)
A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 12, 2021.
Final Deadline: March 18, 2021 (11:59 PM)

Visit us online for complete details and easy online application.

Questions? Contact us: 416-408-2754 |

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Toronto’s first, largest, and longest running outdoor art fair – providing fresh art, fresh faces, in the fresh air since 1961. Attracting an audience of over 130,000 people annually, and showcasing the work of over 350 artists, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair prides itself on creating an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal setting – removing the barriers to access, and dispelling the formality of a traditional gallery or art fair experience. This free public art event takes place each year at Nathan Phillips Square and online at

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 264
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
T: 416-408-2754

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Festivals. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Exhibition - Group, In-Kind Benefit, and Sales.

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