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Arts Feature: Minhwa Canada

Arts Feature: Minhwa Canada

North York Arts is proud to introduce Min Soo Kim, the founder and president of Minhwa Canada! Minhwa Canada is a group of amateur and professional artists who are practicing traditional Korean folk paintings (“Minhwa”) with a modern twist. Keep reading to learn about...

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Arts Feature: Marina Nazarova

Arts Feature: Marina Nazarova

We're excited to introduce Marina Nazarova, a Russian-Canadian visual artist and illustrator based in Toronto. Marina is one of our Northbound artists, and she will be at NYA's upcoming fundraiser this month doing live paintings! We spoke to Marina about her arts...

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Arts Feature: Jieun June Kim

Arts Feature: Jieun June Kim

We're thrilled to introduce Jieun June Kim, a Toronto-based, Korean-born painter and muralist. Jieun is one of our Northbound artists, and she will be at our inaugural fundraiser this month doing live paintings! Keep reading to learn more about Jieun and her work....

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Snapd Arts Feature: Ebony Viani-Singer

Snapd Arts Feature: Ebony Viani-Singer

North York Arts is thrilled to introduce Ebony Viani-Singer, the coordinator for one of our signature fall programs - Second Act: ESL Theatre Program. Second Act provides a series of free theatre-focused workshops for youth to feel more comfortable and confident...

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Arts Feature: Elham Fatapour

Arts Feature: Elham Fatapour

We are so proud of all our amazing Northbound artists, and we love introducing them to you and speaking to them about their artwork!  Elham Fatapour is a Toronto-based artist born in Tehran, Iran. Elham’s art practice focuses on traumatic Middle East geopolitics in...

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Arts Feature: Tasneem Dairywala

Arts Feature: Tasneem Dairywala

We’re delighted to introduce Tasneem Dairywala, another one of our talented Northbound Gallery Program Artists!  Tasneem is a new-generation emerging artist living and working in North York. Her work is inspired by her role as an art educator, her training at OCAD...

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Snapd Arts Feature:Timea Wharton-Suri

Snapd Arts Feature:Timea Wharton-Suri

North York Arts is thrilled to be working with Timea Wharton-Suri this year! Timea is an arts and entertainment professional who grew up right here in North York. Having studied and worked all over the city and in various disciplines, she has gained a thorough...

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Arts Feature: Emma Lau

Arts Feature: Emma Lau

We love learning more about our talented Northbound artists! This month, we had the chance to talk to artist Emma Lau about her exhibition, A Quiet Mind II.  A Quiet Mind II showcases Emma’s paintings, all of which translate her meditation practice into fine art. Keep...

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Arts Feature: Mika Babineau

Arts Feature: Mika Babineau

We’re excited to introduce Mika Babineau, one of our 2019 Northbound Gallery Program artists! In her self-portrait series, Ace and In Your Face, Mika beautifully showcases different aspects of asexuality, such as coming out, belonging in the LGBTQ+ community, and...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Brant Matthews (Fireguy)

Snapd Arts Feature: Brant Matthews (Fireguy)

For over 15 years, Brant Matthews (a.k.a. Fireguy) has had a burning desire to entertain the world with its most fascinating element. Based in Toronto, he has performed in countries all over the world, and we were lucky to have him bring the heat to Cultura Festival...

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Sneak Peak: Cultura Festival Playlist for July 26th!

Sneak Peak: Cultura Festival Playlist for July 26th!

It’s hard to believe that the fourth and final night of Cultura Festival is this Friday - time really does fly when you’re having fun!  To close off this year’s festival, we’ve got a spectacular group of performers lined up, including live music from The Arsenals and...

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Sneak Peak: Cultura Festival Playlist for July 19th!

Sneak Peak: Cultura Festival Playlist for July 19th!

We can’t wait for the musical performances at Cultura Festival this Friday, July 19! We are very lucky to have two incredibly talented bands taking the stage: Delhi 2 Dublin and Moskitto Bar.  Keep reading to learn more about each band and check out our suggested...

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8 Must-Haves for Cultura 2019!

8 Must-Haves for Cultura 2019!

The first night of Cultura Festival is this Friday! Get ready for 4 unforgettable nights of live music, delicious food, exciting buskers, interactive art activities, animated movie screenings, and more! Never been to Cultura before? Not sure what to expect? We’ve got...

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Arts Feature:  Banafsheh Erfanian

Arts Feature: Banafsheh Erfanian

We're excited to introduce Banafsheh Erfanian, one of our Northbound Gallery Program artists this year! To get to know Banafsheh, we asked her a few questions about herself, her art, and her exhibition with Northbound. Read below to learn more! Can you tell me a bit...

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Snapd Arts Feature: Joe Borowiec

Snapd Arts Feature: Joe Borowiec

North York Arts is thrilled to announce their newly appointed Board Chair - Joe Borowiec! Joe, a self-described art enthusiast, has been a leader at NYA for over 7 years. While acting as an advisory committee member, board member, and (most recently) board president,...

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North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

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5040 Yonge St.
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