Skip to main content

Art on the Move Finale of "Art Instead of Advertising" Vehicles June 14 in Toronto

From a media release:

Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts announce
Finale of Third Annual


Toronto, June 2011 - Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts proudly announce the Finale procession of ART ON THE MOVE, a mobile arts project that has transformed 13 vehicles (including a 32ft sailboat) into a bold and dazzling fleet of art-adorned vehicles.

On Tuesday, June 14 at 2pm a select number of vehicles from the fleet will converge on the grounds of The Assembly Hall (Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Blvd. W.) to be celebrated and admired. The launch marks the third and final year of the initial phase of this exciting, inter-generational community arts initiative which has brought together a total of 14 professional mural artists along with 230 community members of all ages to adorn 13 Toronto vehicles with "art instead of advertising" to bring surprise encounters with art to every corner of Toronto.

Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts announce four new teams of artists, community groups and vehicle owners for Year 3 of ART ON THE MOVE and welcome back teams from Years 1 and 2.

New Teams for Year 3:
• Artist Amir Akbari teamed up with young people from the Toronto Public Library (TPL) Mimico           Centennial branch's Youth Advisory Group to paint a TPL delivery van;
• Artist Erica Brisson worked with seniors from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to transform a large passenger bus that transports CAMH clients;
• Artist Denise St. Marie and adults with intellectual disabilities from Etobicoke's Creative Village Studio decorated a 30ft maintenance van from Community Living Toronto;
• Artist Sandra Tarantino led a team of youth from Stonegate Community Health Centre to adorn an AutoShare car-sharing Nissan Cube.

Welcoming Back:
• From Year Two, a minivan serving the Youth Without Shelter emergency shelter in Rexdale, created by artist MEDIAH with a team of over 20 youth from the shelter;
• From Year One, a de-commissioned TTC bus operating as a mobile computer lab in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood, created by artists Patrick Thompson and Jenifer Rudski with children from the Belka Enrichment Center;
• From Year One, an Etobicoke business, White Knight Kitchens delivery cube van, created by artist Amir Akbari and seniors from CAMH.

ART ON THE MOVE is a mobile community arts project that brings large-scale art to the streets of the Greater Toronto Area. Crossing boundaries, neighbourhoods and cultures- ART ON THE MOVE beautifies public space by wrapping vehicles with original artwork by local community groups in collaboration with professional artists. Buses and vans have recently become vehicles for advertising, but ART ON THE MOVE turns them into moving canvasses of art: enlivening the street, bringing art out of galleries and into the daily lives of passers-by and delighting all who see them.

ARTS ETOBICOKE was founded in 1973 as a community arts council to provide a united voice for local artists. Its mission is to engage the people of West Toronto with the arts and artists in their own community, providing programs and services to increase accessibility of the arts, involve diverse audiences, create broad awareness of artists through advocacy & develop partnerships to sustain local arts activities.

LAKESHORE ARTS is a not-for-profit charity formed in 1997. With a small team of dedicated staff and a dynamic, volunteer Board,, over twenty multi-disciplinary, all ages art programs are delivered to the community annually. Lakeshore Arts also provides advocacy and networking opportunities for artists and uses art as a catalyst for accessibility, change and engagement.

Art on the Move vehicles:
• Decommissioned TTC bus created by artists Patrick Thompson and Jennifer Rudski with children from the Belka Enrichment Center (from Year One).
• In the second year of Art on the Move, artist MEDIAH worked with youth from north Etobicoke's Youth Without Shelter youth homeless shelter to create the design for the shelter's service van, one of the 13 vehicles decorated over 3 years that will be in the Art on the Move Finale Procession.

ART ON THE MOVE is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts present
Bringing art into the everyday lives of Toronto communities with a fleet of original art-wrapped vehicles!
Official Launch & Finale Procession
Outdoors at The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
2pm - View vehicles
2:30pm - Announcements and Launch



  1. Nonprofits do valuable work in the communities they serve to create a better quality of life and safe neighbourhoods. The great part of being in a community in Ontario is that we are all helping each other reach this goal. There are many helpful programs in place to help nonprofits deliver quality services to Ontarians, such as the Community Use of Schools program and the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy. See the progress report here:


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

NU MUSES 2017 Luxurious Fine Art Nude Calendar Now Available

From a media release:

NU MUSES 2017 Luxurious Fine Art Nude Calendar Now Available
24 Fine Art Prints from Celebrated Photographer David Bellemere Available In Three Limited Edition NU MUSES 2017 Calendar Packages

“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment” -Michelangelo

Buy the collections
Check them out at Art Basel, Miami - December 1-4, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – November 22nd, 2016 – NU MUSES, the luxurious 2017 fine art nude calendar, is now available to purchase in three unique limited edition collectors packages. Drawing inspiration from the Pirelli calendar of the 1970s, NU MUSES is set to celebrate the forgotten art of the classic nude and capture the elegance and romance of the female form.

The NU MUSES limited edition art piece is a sublime collectable calendar, featuring nude photographs of 12 of the world’s most stunning models, captured by famed photographer David…

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …