Leslieville Gallery Crawl set for round two

News Dec 18, 2013 by Danielle Milley Beach Mirror

The end-of-year Leslieville Gallery Crawl is coming up for those interested in collecting art, schmoozing with some of the people involved in the east-end arts scene, or just enjoying a festive atmosphere.

The crawl takes place Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. with a guided tour starting at Pentimento Gallery on Queen Street at 3:30 p.m. Project Gallery is hosting a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be art talks, an open mic and caroling.

“Being in a very new space where people are very receptive and people are very interested in what’s happening, you can kind of make an impression on the cultural scene there because it hasn’t been played out a lot,” said Devan Patel, co-director at Project Gallery, which opened in Leslieville eight months ago.

Patel approached other gallery owners in the area to organize the crawl after noticing they often host openings on similar nights.

Patel said they thought it would be a good idea to capitalize on the number of people already coming down to see one show by providing a guided tour from gallery to gallery.

Patel received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and his two partners, Callen Schaub and Alex Buchanan, studied at OCAD, so he said they are more familiar with the arts scene in Toronto’s west end.

“We decided to open in the east end to try something new, be in uncharted territory,” said Patel, who helped organize another gallery crawl in Leslieville in October.

“The nice thing about the gallery crawl is that each of the galleries is doing something different, which is what we appreciate about the area as well,” Patel said. “It’s nice to be in a space where we can bring something new to the table.”

The gallery crawl will feature the Pentimento Gallery, Parts Gallery, Project Gallery, Telegramme Printing & Framing and the MJG Gallery.

“One of the reasons for choosing Leslieville is that it’s an up-and-coming neighbourhood. There are already some galleries and a movement of new galleries in that area,” Patel said.

Project Gallery will also be hosting its own Young Collectors: Affordable Art Exhibit tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 19) from 7 to 11 p.m. to kick off the holiday art event. The exhibit will feature artists from across the city, including the east end.

“In this day and age, anyone can be a collector of art, which is nice,” Patel said.

More information about the Leslieville Gallery Crawl can be found at projectgallerytoronto.com

Leslieville Gallery Crawl set for round two

Young Collectors exhibit kicks of holiday art event, Dec. 19

News Dec 18, 2013 by Danielle Milley Beach Mirror

The end-of-year Leslieville Gallery Crawl is coming up for those interested in collecting art, schmoozing with some of the people involved in the east-end arts scene, or just enjoying a festive atmosphere.

The crawl takes place Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. with a guided tour starting at Pentimento Gallery on Queen Street at 3:30 p.m. Project Gallery is hosting a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be art talks, an open mic and caroling.

“Being in a very new space where people are very receptive and people are very interested in what’s happening, you can kind of make an impression on the cultural scene there because it hasn’t been played out a lot,” said Devan Patel, co-director at Project Gallery, which opened in Leslieville eight months ago.

Patel approached other gallery owners in the area to organize the crawl after noticing they often host openings on similar nights.

Patel said they thought it would be a good idea to capitalize on the number of people already coming down to see one show by providing a guided tour from gallery to gallery.

Patel received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and his two partners, Callen Schaub and Alex Buchanan, studied at OCAD, so he said they are more familiar with the arts scene in Toronto’s west end.

“We decided to open in the east end to try something new, be in uncharted territory,” said Patel, who helped organize another gallery crawl in Leslieville in October.

“The nice thing about the gallery crawl is that each of the galleries is doing something different, which is what we appreciate about the area as well,” Patel said. “It’s nice to be in a space where we can bring something new to the table.”

The gallery crawl will feature the Pentimento Gallery, Parts Gallery, Project Gallery, Telegramme Printing & Framing and the MJG Gallery.

“One of the reasons for choosing Leslieville is that it’s an up-and-coming neighbourhood. There are already some galleries and a movement of new galleries in that area,” Patel said.

Project Gallery will also be hosting its own Young Collectors: Affordable Art Exhibit tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 19) from 7 to 11 p.m. to kick off the holiday art event. The exhibit will feature artists from across the city, including the east end.

“In this day and age, anyone can be a collector of art, which is nice,” Patel said.

More information about the Leslieville Gallery Crawl can be found at projectgallerytoronto.com

Leslieville Gallery Crawl set for round two

Young Collectors exhibit kicks of holiday art event, Dec. 19

News Dec 18, 2013 by Danielle Milley Beach Mirror

The end-of-year Leslieville Gallery Crawl is coming up for those interested in collecting art, schmoozing with some of the people involved in the east-end arts scene, or just enjoying a festive atmosphere.

The crawl takes place Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. with a guided tour starting at Pentimento Gallery on Queen Street at 3:30 p.m. Project Gallery is hosting a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be art talks, an open mic and caroling.

“Being in a very new space where people are very receptive and people are very interested in what’s happening, you can kind of make an impression on the cultural scene there because it hasn’t been played out a lot,” said Devan Patel, co-director at Project Gallery, which opened in Leslieville eight months ago.

Patel approached other gallery owners in the area to organize the crawl after noticing they often host openings on similar nights.

Patel said they thought it would be a good idea to capitalize on the number of people already coming down to see one show by providing a guided tour from gallery to gallery.

Patel received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and his two partners, Callen Schaub and Alex Buchanan, studied at OCAD, so he said they are more familiar with the arts scene in Toronto’s west end.

“We decided to open in the east end to try something new, be in uncharted territory,” said Patel, who helped organize another gallery crawl in Leslieville in October.

“The nice thing about the gallery crawl is that each of the galleries is doing something different, which is what we appreciate about the area as well,” Patel said. “It’s nice to be in a space where we can bring something new to the table.”

The gallery crawl will feature the Pentimento Gallery, Parts Gallery, Project Gallery, Telegramme Printing & Framing and the MJG Gallery.

“One of the reasons for choosing Leslieville is that it’s an up-and-coming neighbourhood. There are already some galleries and a movement of new galleries in that area,” Patel said.

Project Gallery will also be hosting its own Young Collectors: Affordable Art Exhibit tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 19) from 7 to 11 p.m. to kick off the holiday art event. The exhibit will feature artists from across the city, including the east end.

“In this day and age, anyone can be a collector of art, which is nice,” Patel said.

More information about the Leslieville Gallery Crawl can be found at projectgallerytoronto.com