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

Holiday Card Making

HOLIDAY CARD MAKING DROP-INS!Saturday December 3, 10 & 17 11am - 3pm  We're getting into the holiday spirit over here on the Lakeshore and invite you to get festive with us on Saturday afternoons in the gallery! Join us for free, ... Read More

Upcoming Exhibition Reception

FREE PLAY EXHIBITION RECEPTIONJoin us in celebrating our current exhibition Free Play! Featuring vibrant and captivating works by local artists Afsaneh Shafai and Diane Sullivan, Free Play is an exercise in the experimental and the intuitive. These mixed media and ... Read More

AGM Announcement

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGLakeshore Arts invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting on November 21 at 6:30pm Come one, come all to our 2016 Annual General Meeting! We invite all Lakeshore Arts members in good standing to attend, ... Read More


DROP IN PUMPKIN CARVINGDrop by the gallery from October 27 - 29 to make your Jack-o-Lantern! Need a place to get your creative juices flowing before Halloween? Stop by the Smith Zone Gallery next week Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for free ... Read More

Member’s Exhibition Now Open!

Member's Exhibition Now Open!Featuring the work of 15 local artists at various stages of their careers, the 2016 Member’s Exhibition is a celebration of the breadth of talents and interests that help make our community beautiful and unique. The exhibition ... Read More


PIE AUCTIONWhat’s your pie type? Sweet or Savoury? Meaty or Cheesy? Creamy or Fruity? No matter – Lakeshore Arts’ Annual Pie Auction will have a pie for you! Join us on Wednesday October 5th for an exciting evening where you ... Read More