RUMINATIONS – Empowerment though Self-Reflection

RUMINATIONS – Empowerment though Self-Reflection Written by Alessandra Cardarelli, School Programs Coordinator Liam Higgins, 2017 I am sitting down to write this blog post as our In Focus exhibition comes down from the gallery walls after a wonderful month-long show … Read More

Upcoming Experimental Exhibition

refuse / reuseJune 1 - 29 Opening Reception: June 3, 4 - 7pm There's some awesome new art going up in the gallery in June that you've got to come check out! We're thrilled to be mounting a new experimental exhibition ... Read More

An Afternoon with Big Rock Brewery!

Big Rock Brewery Open HouseSaturday June 3, 12 - 5pm 1589 The Queensway We are so excited to invite you to a free community open house at Big Rock on June 3rd! Come join us at the local brewery for FREE brewery ... Read More

CONTACT Photography Exhibition Now Open!

IN FOCUSScotiabank CONTACT Photography Exhibition May 2 - 27 Opening Reception: May 11th, 5 - 7pm We invite you to join us for the opening reception of our new CONTACT Photography exhibition In Focus. In Focus features metaphorical self-portraits and ... Read More

Call for Lakeshorts Volunteers!

CALL FOR LAKESHORTS VOLUNTEERS!Help us make Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival a success! May 5 & 6, 2017 Assembly Hall Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival is on the horizon and we're looking for an enthusiastic crew of volunteers to help ... Read More


NEXT / TEN April 1 - 29New participatory exhibition NEXT / TEN launches Saturday April 1st, 1-5pm! Lakeshore Arts is celebrating our 10th year in our storefront gallery and we are excited to invite you join us in marking the occasion! ... Read More

RUMINATIONS – Making (and taking up) Space

Making (and taking up) Space Written by Kim Dayman, Program Manager I’ve been ruminating lately on the idea of space. Ownership of spaces, both physical and not, self-awareness about how much space we chose to – or not to take … Read More

My City My Six Drop-In

MY CITY MY SIXShare your story in celebration of Canada 150! My City My Six is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time. The project ... Read More

We’re Hiring!

NEW OPPORTUNITIES BELOW!Lakeshore Arts is hiring for two positions! We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and please share widely with your networks! Interim Operations Manager | Deadline: March 13 The Operations Manager is the strategic link between many aspects ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month – Meet Shirley!

MEET...SHIRLEY MPAGIShirley is a visual artist, working primarily with Print Media and Pyrography, while occasionally dabbling in Collaging, Photography and Painting. She is an Artist Educator, mentor, and friend working with a variety of children, youth and adults for slightly ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month – Meet Judi!

MEET...JUDI LOPEZJudi is the Founder and Collective Director of KeepRockinYou. She has actively been involved in Hip Hop Culture and dancing since the early 2000's. Since returning to Toronto from South Korea and the UK, Judi has been committed to ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month – Meet Paulina!

MEET...PAULINA O'KIEFFEPaulina is a spoken word artist, producer, and artist educator. The Founder of Guerrilla of the Word Productions and the Words by the Water Collective, Paulina is influenced by her diverse descent and her work in multiple communities, bringing ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month – Meet Yaw!

MEET...YAW TONYYaw Tony is an award winning artist based in Toronto who is by profession an architectural designer. He is a proficient canvas painter, who also uses other textures such as wood. His work is inspired by architecture and african ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month – Meet Khadijah!

Meet...Khadijah MorleyKhadijah Morley is currently a student at OCADU for Drawing and Painting. Her work is predominantly a series of black and white illustrations that exude erotic undertones. Her experimentation with texture, form, and space produce unusual or unrecognizable imagery. ... Read More

Exhibition Opening: Tumultuous Time

TUMULTUOUS TIMESolo Exhibition by Aleksandra Kostiuk February 16 - March 11 Opening Reception: February 18, 12-3pm "Tumultuous Time" is an exhibition of anxiety, fears and concerns about the future. Aleksandra and her work have never been involved in politics but ... Read More

What Makes You Feel Home?

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL HOME?Community drop-in February 1 - 11 From now until February 11th, we invite you to come join us in our gallery to make art and explore what it means to feel home. What makes you feel included, ... Read More

March Break Camp!

MARCH BREAK PHOTOGRAPHY & ART CAMPHave fun this March Break with Lakeshore Arts at our FREE Photography & Art Camp for kids! Throughout the week campers will explore elements of digital photography (including Photoshop!) and experience a variety of exciting art activities ... Read More

The Business of Art: Exhibition Proposals

THE BUSINESS OF ART: EXHIBITION PROPOSALSTHURSDAYS 6:30 - 8:00PM | FEBRUARY 2 - MARCH 9  Lakeshore Arts is excited to present the second instalment of our professional development series The Business of Art! This new 6 week series of workshops ... Read More