401 RICHMOND STREET WEST

We're a restored, heritage-designated, industrial building in downtown Toronto that is home to over 140 artists, cultural producers, microenterprises, galleries, festivals, and shops. The building is a thriving arts hub that is open to the public. Some of the events we have coming up are listed below - for a complete list of activities both on and off site check out our EVENTS CALENDAR
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WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING
Old Plant, New Plant
The Sidewalk Files

WHAT'S NEW
Aritsans Marketplace 2014 CALL FOR VENDORS - Deadline extended to October 31.
The Fall issue of the 401 Richmond Update Newsletter is now online!
Looking for a space to hold your next meeting or workshop? Check out Studio 408

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LAST WEDNESDAYS

OCTOBER 29
5:00 - 8:00 PM
TOUR
Join the passionate and knowledgeable, William Huffman, for a guided tour of this month's exhibitions. Meet in the main lobby at 6:00 pm. Register for free tickets on Eventbrite

5 O'CLOCKTAILS
Hosted by South Asian Visual Arts Centre in the Lounge
Drink: The Essentialist ($6): the chai cocktail that one has been awaiting for one’s entire life: bourbon steeped in chai spices with ginger soda. The Non-Essentialist (non-alcoholic, $3): Warm apple and spiced cherry cider. Beer + Wine ($5 or 2 for $7).
Eat: Samosas - vegetable, beef or daal ($1.50 or 3 for $4)
Art: Henna Tattoos

SWIPE DESIGN BOOKS + OBJECTS
An independent store boasting a selection of contemporary books on graphic design, advertising, architecture, and urbanism alongside a thoughtful selection of well-designed products for adults and kids. SALE! Up to 50% off on selected products. www.swipe.com

MUSIDEUM
Explore and play musical instruments from around the globe in an intimate performance venue for local, world-class artists programmed by composer Donald Quan. Starting at 8:00 pm see David Sereda - visit www.musideumconcerts.com for ticket information.

ABBOZZO GALLERY
After discovering that the famous pilot Billy Bishop was the first to fly to Lake Rosseau, the bay where artist Ron Eady's cottage and studio are located, he was inspired to create this body of work, Billy Bishop Goes to Rosseau, incorporating aviation imagery.
Opening reception with artist in attendance.

OPEN STUDIO
In the Nick Novak Fellowship Exhibition, Hazel Eckhert continues her work with collage and ephemera. She is interested in tapping into the archival impulse in contemporary culture—the increasing trend towards collecting, documenting, and “curating” objects, and the way this behaviour cultivates a kind of reverence for these artefacts. Includes work by Annyen Lam and Pamela Dodds.

THE RED HEAD GALLERY
Teri Donovan’s exhibition Circa takes a humorous, but pointed look at the past through the eyes of the future as it underscores the role that technological advancements play in the proliferation of obsolescence in contemporary life. Artist in attendance.

TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO
In Jordan Bennett’s interactive installation, Ice Fishing, virtual ice fishing holes turn the gallery floor into a rich fishing ground for story. Immersive audio, video, programmatic animation and photography round out this unique documentary experiment that brings ice fishing in rural Newfoundland to an urban gallery environment.

URBANSPACE GALLERY
Presented by the Centre for City Ecology, How Does Your Neighbourhood Grow?, raises questions of typology and sustainability in the mid-rise debate. Toronto is projected to welcome 100,000+ new residents every year for the next decade – how we deal with this growth will be a testament to our maturation as a city.

VTAPE
Lisa Birke's red carpet follows a glamorous female figure in a black glittering gown, teetering down a seemingly endless red carpet—a carpet that cuts its way through an ever-changing landscape. The most arresting aspect of the work is not just the physical engagement of the artist—who acts as the unaccompanied walker—but her steely denial of our gaze.

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ONGOING

401 Richmond is a hive of activity. For 20 years, countless people have worked, created, played, watched, learned, grown, been inspired, visited, and called it home.

Please share a favourite memory of 401 Richmond and we'll happily post a selection on our wall (outside Abbozzo Gallery on the ground floor). They may inspire new stories for the future!

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Part of our 20th anniversary celebrations. Vinyl installatin by Saman Design (Studio 208).

FROLIC 4

We celebrate the season with our fourth annual festive open house, Frolic. Join us for gallery exhibitions including sales of original artwork, artist open studios, a marketplace featuring close to 30 makers, unique musical and design-minded gifts from our shops, and special interactive activities for all ages. Check family and friends off your holiday gift list, while supporting local businesses and makers in an atmosphere that will bring inspiration to your giving. Come Frolic with us!

ARTISANS MARKETPLACE

DECEMBER 4 - 7, 2014
CALL FOR VENDORS
The annual Artisans Marketplace features local makers offering unique gifts for the holiday season. Meet the artisans and find special treasures that are sure to delight. Admission is free, there's a café and ATM on site, and just by attending you can enter our raffle to win one of two gift baskets bursting with wares from our vendors.
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ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO

TBA, 2014
Artists Open Studio invites visitors into the workspaces of resident artists at 401 Richmond offering a chance to meet the artists and see their work right where they create it.

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2015

EARTH DAY FAIR

TBD

Meet the green partners we work with to make 401 Richmond an earth-friendly place to work and a selection of our tenants from the environmental sector.

JANE'S WALK

TBD
JANE'S WALK celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their neighbours with a series of free neighbourhood walks.

DOORS OPEN

TBA, 2015
Doors Open Toronto provides rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally, and socially significant buildings across Toronto.


BUILT FOR ART: AN INDEPENDENT PROJECT FOR SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE

TBA, 2015

Each year, we are a major producer for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. In 2014, in partnership with artists, shops, and galleries, we presented The Shape and Form of the Future. We will update this listing as soon as we know more about our plans for next year!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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