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Deadline: Mar 19, 2021 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Aug 20, 2021 9:00 am - Sep 03, 2021 6:00 pm (EDT)
Toronto, Ontario
C$ 57

About the event

IN-PERSON Riverdale ArtWalk JIMMIE SIMPSON PARK (Queen St. E. & Booth Ave.) - Saturday, August 21: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM - Sunday, August 22: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ARTIST HOSTED POP UPS Plus 4 Artist are showcasing their work in-person in their own space. ONLINE Riverdale ArtWalk - Friday, August 20: 9:00 AM – Friday, September 3, 6:00 PM One of Toronto’s premier art exhibitions, Riverdale ArtWalk is a great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home! Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district, as well as a two week Online Show and Sale. The festival traditionally hosts over 180 participating artists with the inclusion of local community groups and entertainment. Now in its 23rd year in the Riverdale/Leslieville area of Toronto, the festival has grown to reach an audience of over 25,000 art enthusiasts and supporters with an international reach Online. Riverdale ArtWalk Online is the place to find the event map, artist profiles & stores and event calendar including in-person and virtual activities. LEARN MORE: DIRECTIONS: Get Directions:
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About the application

IN-PERSON Riverdale ArtWalk - Friday, August 20: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Saturday, August 21: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM - Sunday, August 22: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ONLINE Riverdale ArtWalk - Friday, August 20: 9:00 AM – Friday, September 3, 6:00 PM This year’s exhibition will be a hybrid event of in-person and online. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SUBMIT TO THE SHOW & PARTICIPATE: 1) IN-PERSON Riverdale ArtWalk Submission which automatically includes Online at no additional fee. THIS IS THE SUBMISSION YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING. 2) ONLINE ONLY Riverdale ArtWalk Submission: To submit visit: Riverdale ArtWalk is a three-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park part of the flourishing Queen East arts district. One of Toronto’s premier outdoor art exhibitions, participating artists are selected through an anonymous jury process, allowing for an opportunity to participate in an outdoor art show that focuses SOLELY on fine art. It has consistently been rated by local artists as one of the best organized shows in Toronto. With our intensive orientation session before the show and strong artists support, 96% of RAW artists indicated overall communications “Best Ever” or “Better than Average”, You don’t want to miss this show! Please note: Due to Covid-19 protocols, there will be NO indoor spaces available for the Riverdale ArtWalk. Riverdale ArtWalk Online will once again be hosted on the Eventeny platform. This will be the home to find our event map, artist profiles & stores and event calendar including in-person and virtual activities. All artists must have a Stripe account for the ONLINE store. For those artists participating in the in-person show, you will be able to turn off sales on your online show during live show hours. Please read our exhibition guidelines in detail before applying. The submission must be completed in full, including the payment of submission fee, to be considered. Learn more at

Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING PAYMENTS, DEADLINES AND CANCELLATIONS: - Please make note of when payments are due (see Important Dates) Failure to pay by the deadlines outlined will result in your spot being forfeited. Your submission and participation will be deemed cancelled and we will contact the next artist on the Wait List. No exceptions. - If for any reason the in-person show is cancelled, you agree to participate in the online show and pay the online participation fee of $125 (Member) and $175 (Non-member) plus HST. The balance of your participation fee paid will be reimbursed. - In order to qualify for the membership rate, you need to be a member AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. No exceptions. - Artist must sign and return participation contract and waiver (sent with acceptance notification) to participate in ArtWalk. Learn more at CRITERIA: Please note that this is a Fine Art Show. One of the reasons that artists like participating in the Artists’ Network outdoor shows is that we are strict with regards to only accepting Fine Art. Over the years, technology and processes have changed and we have been asked by the artist community to outline our criteria. This is not intended to limit anyone’s ability to show and sell their work, only to ensure that the high standard of art showcased by all artists is what you expect. Exhibited work must be consistent with the images submitted by the artist and must conform to the event guidelines. All decisions on the suitability of art to be displayed made by the Artists’ Network or its representatives are final. The accepted artists are expected to co-operate fully with the Network. Exhibitors will be monitored by the Artists’ Network and its representatives and we reserve the right to remove any questionable or non-approved art from the show. Any artist who violates the rules, is uncooperative or who demonstrate abusive behaviour may be asked to leave the show and will forfeit their right to participate in any future shows. All work must be original and executed by the accepted artist. No functional art; mugs, bowls, posters, pillows, books, jewellery, T-shirts or other clothing or home décor is permitted. Photographs and digital works must be signed by the artist and appropriately numbered indicating a limited number of prints of no more than 100. Only two version of each image may be displayed at a time. IN-PERSON - Reproductions of non-photographic or digital work (ie – reproductions or prints of original paintings) may occupy a maximum of 15% of booth area (approximately ½ wall). They are to be numbered and labelled as reproductions. Open Editions (not numbered) are permitted; however only 1 version of each reproduction may be shown at a time. Notecards may be shown in multiples and are included within the 15% limitation. - Artists are permitted to have non-conforming work in a portfolio to show to prospective buyers. ONLINE - You may include up to 30 pieces of art in the store. - Prints can be sold, but limited to 20% of items displayed and sold in your store. (ie 30 pieces in your store – 6 can be prints). Only one print of the same image can be displayed at any time in your online store. The store will enable you to sell multiples of the same print by indicating the number available. - Artists are responsible for uploading their profile and art into their online storefront - Artists are for responsible for managing all inventory and sales, communication with the client, set shipping and handling fees and for all shipping/delivery to the client. - Managing your Eventeny Profile is the artists responsibility. Once the show closes artists must “unpublish” each product/artwork in their profile or “remove” the product. Once an event closes, no one can access your profile by visiting the ArtWalk event site. However, even if the event is closed, if someone has your person profile/store link, they can still access your profile and store and click on and purchase any product you have listed that you do not ‘unpublish’ or ‘remove’.


Application fees C$ 57 Non-refundable $50 + HST = $56.50

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Art Category
  • Artists' Statement
  • Booth Request

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 6
  • IMPORTANT! Please be sure you follow submission requirements. Failure to do so may result in a forfeited submission. FILE FORMAT ACCEPTED: .jpg, .png, 5Mb maximum, recommend 1400px on smallest side, 72 DPI. FILES MUST BE NAMED AS FOLLOWS: You MUST include the full name of your file, as follows, in the TITLE box you fill in when you upload your image. Do not simply include the title of your piece: "FirstnameLastname_Title_Price_Medium_Size:HxW_Year" (Example: SarahTest_TulipField_2500_AcryliconCanvas_36x33x1_2019.jpg) One image may be a close-up if you believe that it will help the jury better review and understand your work. Please note that it is a close-up as part of the image title: "FirstnameLastname_Close-up_Title_Price_Medium_Size:HxW_Year" The ArtWalk is juried by arts professionals. They are looking for a consistent theme to the work, originality, and quality. Submitted images must be clear, sharp, and representative of what you will exhibit; rejected submissions are often due to poor quality images or photographs that have other elements (walls, frames) in the submission photo. The images you submit will also be used for all social promotion.
Riverdale ArtWalk - AUGUST 2021
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