From coast to coast, Canada is gearing up for an exciting art-filled weekend with the first ever Canadian Art Hop. From April 25-28, visitors can expect an incredible lineup of talented artists and galleries across various cities.

Diverse and dynamic works will be displayed through commercial galleries, artist-run centers, and public museums. For the next four days, these spaces will be hubs of creativity, dialogue, and community engagement. 

“I am proud to have over 90 participants in a weekend that celebrates art across our country. I wish I was able to see everything over the four days, but I am really excited that our interactive Maps and Art Zones will be accessible all year round for participating spaces!” said Mackenzie Sinclair, co-organizer of the event.


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For those interested in attending, there will be a number of Toronto-based venues offering a space for innovative conversations about the arts.

The Dianna Witte Gallery will be displaying the serene works of Kyung Soon Park. In her second solo exhibition Petit Jardin, she brings a unique blend of skill and creativity to her art. She explores memory, identity, and emotions within surreal landscapes and immerses viewers in her takes on nature. 

On a larger scale, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection presents a curatorial talk to explore two of their current exhibitions with Emily Laurent Henderson and John Geoghegan. Visitors can learn about the art of Kananginak Pootoogook, a founding member of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, through the eyes of Henderson. On the other hand, Geoghegan will offer his expertise on the polymath artist Bertram Brooker, the first Canadian artist to exhibit abstract art in the 1920s. 

If you’re looking to explore a new medium, the Sandra Ainsley Gallery offers a closer look at contemporary glass art. The space represents over 60 artists, including the world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Other Toronto participants include the Abbozzo Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery, Christopher Cutts Gallery and Feheley Fine Arts.

This is an excellent chance to plan an art-filled weekend! Grab your friends and take a walk around town to galleries and engage yourself in a greater art community. 

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