Akin & The Toronto Art Book Fair


Akin is thrilled to participate in the second annual Toronto Art Book Fair (TOABF) from June 15th - 18th 2017 at Artscape Youngplace and present an incredible selection of art books, zines, prints, flair, multiples and more created by a diverse range of our talented studio artists.

The Toronto Art Book Fair will feature over 80 Canadian and international exhibitors, three curated exhibitions, and community programming that includes readings, panel discussions, book launches, performances, and workshops.

Akin will be participating along with hundreds of local and international artists, publications, small presses, independent publishers, archives, contemporary art galleries, critics, designers, writers, and performers. TOABF is free to the public and suitable for all ages. For more information visit www.torontoartbookfair.com

Programming Partnership!
Akin is pleased to be hosting two events as a part of Toronto Art Book Week- a series of city-wide events that parallel the Toronto Art Book Fair. Art book week will feature book launches, performances, talks, pop-up exhibitions, and screenings throughout Toronto. The goal of art book week is to bring attention to new and exciting artist’s book projects as well as increase the visibility of Toronto’s art publishing community.

Akin Creative: Zine Jam // www.universe.com/zinejam
Wed June 14 / 6:30-9pm / $10 / Akin Lansdowne, studio 101 - 87 Wade Ave
Hands-on zine workshop with materials provided, beer sales and tunes. Bring an in-progress zine or an idea for a new zine! Beginners welcome! Limited seating, please register online.

Akin Gallery Crawl: Toronto Art Book Week // www.facebook.com/events/128383227716708/
Sat June 17 / 12:30-4:00pm / FREE / Meet at The Public - 58 Lansdowne Ave
Join us as we visit galleries and spaces that are showcasing and celebrating artists' books and print featuring highlights from Toronto Art Book Week. Free for all, everyone welcome!

We can't wait to see you at the fair, zine jam and crawl!

Camp Wavelenght Call for Submissions

Camp Wavelength, Toronto’s Island Slumber Party is back! Presented by Wavelength Music, Toronto’s non-profit, DIY community hub, Camp Wavelength 2017 is seeking the best in independent music and the arts from Canada and around the world. 2017 Theme is “Total Eclipse of the Heart” because this year’s festival dates line up with an actual SOLAR ECLIPSE (on the Monday, August 21). Things are going to get cosmic!

Wavelength is seeking submissions from artists in the following disciplines, VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS, DANCE & PERFORMANCE, GAMES & ACTIVITIES and MUSIC.

Submission Deadline is April 14, 2017

There is no submission fee. All accepted artists will be paid an honourarium to participate. All visual & media arts projects must work outside and during daylight and nighttime hours. All submissions will be evaluated, but due to very limited space, only a small number of submissions will be accepted. Only successful applicants will be contacted, no later than May 15.

Camp Wavelength takes over the grounds of Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, transforming it into a magical dreamland of creativity and community. Camp Wavelength is the alternative to the summer music-festival experience, part beach vacation, part sleepaway camp, and part arts happening.

Camp Wavelenght: August 18-20, 2017, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

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Project Gallery Studios presents: “Rise in Fall” – An Exhibition of New Sculptural Works


Thursday November 12, 2015 from 6-10pm at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro Street*)
November. 12 – December 2, 2015

Facebook Event
Chris Harms’ artwork explores the relationship between our city’s constant state of construction and its citizens. Creating vibrant and elegant sculptures with plexiglass that resemble earth-moving excavators, Harms invites the viewer to enjoy the unique reflections, surfaces, and layering his works produce while considering the transformative time between what was and what is to come.  Harnessing light and colour, Harms’ work is intended to build a feeling of expansion and possibility, and functions as an exploration of space and physicality through refined aesthetic sensibilities.
Chris Harms is a self taught artist living and working in Toronto.

*Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, and accessible through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open for receptions and by appointment only.
Project Gallery Studios


A huge thank you to everyone that attended the gallery crawl on Saturday and to COOPER COLE, Angell Gallery and ESP for showing us their new gallery spaces and current exhibitions.
Please see photos below and follow AKIN Collective for upcoming programming news!

FORGE: Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety- October 7


FORGE: Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30pm.
Auditorium, Toronto Western Hospital

Facebook Event HERE!
Reserve your spot here- https://www.universe.com/forgeartistshealth

Your health is important! Join the staff of the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (AHC) at Toronto Western Hospital for a unique workshop focusing on your health and well-being.  

From dealing with stress, to repetitive strain injuries, use of harsh chemicals and demanding schedules, artists put a lot of strain on their physical and mental well-being. Join us to learn tips to take care of your body and mind.

Come and meet Dr. Dugoua (Naturopathic Doctor), Ruth Bittorf (Nurse Practitioner) and Susan Lucas (Psychotherapist) as they guide you through self-care strategies including tips for managing stress, naturopathic medicine to heal the body and a guided meditation. The workshop will include an introduction to the services of the AHC, tour of the clinic and a Q&A.

Akin Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.



On Sunday, September 27 2015, from 2 to 6 pm, The Laneway Project will partner with the Bloordale BIA, the Bloor Improvement Group and the Bloordale CIA to transform Bloordale’s laneways into positive, safe and fun spaces for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy!

The Bloordale Laneway Crawl has three components:
  1. Fun, participative, pop-up activities on the properties beside the laneways 
  2. A live-art garage mural program, in partnership with the STEPS Initiative
  3. A laneway route that connects it all together
Come and join us as we transform these underused neighbourhood spaces into a dynamic, vibrant destination! We've got a growing list of activities to tempt you:

Visit thelanewayproject.ca/bloordale-laneway-crawl for more info. We hope to see you there