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Canadian Summer fairs you should consider going to if you’re a contemporary artist

Aliyah Lashley May 31 2023


Need some inspiration? Or just want to get out of the house? Try an art fair. The world's best art fairs give visitors in-depth looks into the countless pieces on display, and the contemporary artists who produced them the artists/artists work will stay with you for the rest of your life.

All the festivals listed here are free except Muskoka Arts & Crafts Show.

The New Art Festival

The New Art Festival is a free to attend outdoor art exhibit that features artwork from nearly 200 visual artists. The exhibition features paintings, photographs, jewelry, and more.

Place: Ottawa's Central Park, Ottawa ON

Event: June 10 & 11 2023

Signatures Beaches Arts and Crafts Show

In the heart of Toronto's Beach neighbourhood, the Signatures Beaches Arts and Crafts Show is a handcrafted outdoor market that showcases the creations of over 150 independent artists, artisans, and designers. For two days only, attendees may interact with the creators in person and have hands-on experience with their amazing creations.

Place: Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen Street East, Toronto

Event: June 10 & 11 2023

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is an outdoor/online art exhibition that has been showcasing the visual artwork of modern contemporary artists and makers since it was created in 1961. These creators include painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists, textile artists, and jewellery makers. The Fair features a variety of activities for visitors, including talks, tours, digital studio visits, curated exhibitions, kid-friendly workshops, live painting, dance, music, art installations, and culinary experiences.

Place: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto ON

Event: July 7-9 2023

MiniComi Vancouver

MiniComi Vancouver is a one day art market event that supports regional artists and creators. The artwork is influenced by popular media and comprises comics and prints, accessories, clothing, toys, and on-site commissions.

Place: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Event: July 8 2023

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Show Summer Show

The Muskoka Arts & Crafts Show Summer Show is a three-day outdoor art fair featuring talented artists' work. The price of admission for the full three days will cost $7 in cash, for one day is $10. It is also free for 12 and under. You can also download a passport, which offers benefits including full three-day access, a schedule of the summer show, a list of food vendors, and more.

Place: Annie Williams Park, Bracebridge ON

Event: July 14-16 2023

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