February 24

Artist Project 2019 @Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place Thurs.,Feb.21st-Sunday, Feb.24th,2019

By A.J.Lam & BK on the SCENE
The Artist Project celebrated its opening night on Thursday night with a personal experience full of art and meeting the fantastic exhibiting artists – with many art fans buying fantastic artwork!
The contemporary art fair is in its 12th year, running from Thursday, Feb. 21st to Sunday, February 24th, at the Better Living Centre.

Art enthusiasts of all kinds converged on the Better Living Centre to explore and discover works of art from over 300 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. Artist Project offers the unique opportunity to meet the artists behind artwork that you discover and purchase at the fair.



This year’s Features included:
Zine Section
Artist Project presents a small section devoted to independent illustrators and Zine producers.
“Toronto has a rich publishing, and illustrative design industry. By turning our focus onto Zines we are really exemplifying that ‘the medium is the message’, while also helping a generation of illustrators engage with art lovers” – Emily-Jean Alexander, Director, Artist Project.
Art Chats
This popular series of talks offers a range of engaging talks hosted by leading art and design experts. Art Chats are complimentary with admission.
Art Battle
Art Battle Canada takes the stage at Artist Project once again! 16 artists selected from the fair will create the best work they can in 20 minutes, then the audience are given the chance to purchase their favourite piece. Don’t miss this exciting live art tournament!
Artist Competition Presented By Swatch
This year’s artists are invited to delve deeper into this year’s theme A More Personal Experience With Art and turn the creative lens onto themselves by submitting an original work based on the theme Self-Portrait. In a self-portrait, the artists are challenged to depict themselves as a central figure, supporting character, in a narrative or costume or as expressed through personal traits or attributes.
UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Competition
Artist Project and DeSerres are dedicated to supporting the development of emerging artist. Untapped Emerging Artists is a juried competition that awards 20 of the country’s best up-and-coming artists an opportunity to participate in a dedicated feature space at a professional-level art fair.
Artist Project presents 12 artists who will transform the way you experience the fair. While exploring the fair, you will be met with dynamic and interactive installations that address a variety of captivating topics and themes.

We would like to thank Kayla Matos | Senior Account Manager | Faulhaber Communications for the invitation to this event.