Thursday February 23

Early Access Preview5-10 PM

Opening Night Party7-10 PM

Friday February 2411 AM-10 PM

Saturday February 2511 AM-8 PM

Sunday February 2611 AM-6 PM

Better Living Center

Exhibition Place, Toronto

countdown to artist project 2017

February 23, 2017






From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.



Artist Project celebrates its 10th year with the most exciting show yet from February 23 to 26, 2017 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.



The Artist Project is committed to excellence in serving all customers including persons with disabilities. We are also committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our goods and services and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in the same place, and in a similar way as other participants. Click here for the full AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Customer Service Policy.



Valid any day between Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26.


Adult admission  $15 at the door / $14 online
Group adult tickets (10+ people)  $10 each
Senior admission (65+)  $10
Youth admission (13-17)  $10
Children 12 or under free


Early Access Preview (19+ event)  

$50 At door / $48 Online


Opening Night Party (19+ event)  

$30 At door / $28 Online 



Thursday, February 23
5–7 PM Early Access Preview
7–10 PM Opening Night Party


Be among the first to view 5,000+ works of art by over 250 artists in this private showcase at the Early Access Preview. Enjoy wine and canapes before our Opening Night Party! Valet parking available ($30/car). A portion of this night’s ticket sales will be donated a charity of choice.


Early Access Preview (19+ event) 
$50 At door / $48 Online


Thursday, February 23
7–10 PM


Celebrate the launch of our 10th show with a night of hot art, small bites and cocktails at the Opening Night Party. Valet parking available ($30/car). A portion of this night’s ticket sales will be donated to a charity of choice.


Opening Night Party (19+ event) 
$30 At door / $28 Online

2017 Jury Members

Participating artists are carefully juried by a selection committee of art professionals. We are pleased to present the members of the 2017 jury:



Mark Challen, Founder,
Mark Challen is a Toronto-based writer, illustrator, speaker and media entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in arts and design communications. His new website and weekly podcast, Stylecooler, is dedicated to archiving and celebrating history’s most creative people, places, things and moments on the style side of culture. Mark has been a proud supporter of The Artist Project since its launch in 2008, and he has delivered talks at the show about art, decorating, taste and popular culture.

Kate Barron, Co-Founder, The Art Market
Kate Barron is an arts writer, art dealer and co-founder of The Art Market, an online presence dedicated to sharing meaningful and beautiful fine art and design. She has contributed to various online publications, multiple smartphone apps, and has also been published in Canadian Architecture Magazine. Kate has worked with the Vancouver Biennale, an organization that brings public art and installations by international artists to Vancouver and its surrounding cities.


Lukus Toane, Director of Exhibitions, The Gladstone
Lukus Toane is the Director of Exhibitions at the Gladstone Hotel. Lukus has been a part of the Gladstone Exhibitions team since 2013. He is responsible for working with curators and organizing all the talented artists that come through our doors. His responsiblities include creative & artistic projects management and development of year-round curatorial / exhibitions programming at Toronto’s leading Art Hotel.


Star Collectors

Artist Project is the place to discover and collect from Art Stars working in a wide arrange of mediums and styles – and our Star Collectors Program is one of the ‘best-kept secrets’ of the show!



The Star Collectors program is perfect if you or a loved one are going to be at Artist Project looking for an Art Star for your home or office. 


For more information, please contact:
Emily-Jean Alexander, 416 960 5395


*Show guide listing will not be available if package is purchased after January 20th, 2017.

**Delivery available within the Greater Toronto Area only. Artwork will be delivered on Sunday, February 26, 2017.


As a member of our Star Collectors program you play an essential role in supporting independent artists and emerging talent. By purchasing into the Star Collectors Program you are committing to collecting from an artist at this year’s show – and we will throw in the following perks: 


Gift Certificate to spend at the show in the amount of your Star Collectors Program purchase (Sold in increments of $250)

2 Tickets to the Early Access Preview (Thursday February 23rd)

4 Regular Admission tickets to the show (Valid February 24-26th)

Recognition in the Show Guide, Website and Onsite Signage*

Complimentary coat check and concierge service 

Free delivery of artwork to your home or office**

2 Regular Admission tickets to Art Toronto 2017


2017 Sponsors

















Interested in sponsoring the arts and artists at the Artist Project? We value our relationships with our sponsors and through close collaboration we strive to promote our brands in tandem as high-quality experiences that support the arts and enrich lives.


Our approach to our corporate sponsorship relationships is to organically market the brands leading up to the event through our print and web marketing campaigns, as well as onsite within the show. Our aim is to provide an experience that follows attendees throughout the year and demonstrates both Artist Project’s and its corporate sponsors’ commitment to the arts beyond the fair.


Artist Project offers a broad range of corporate sponsorship opportunities including custom sponsorship packages which tie your brand to an event that attracts art lovers nationwide.


For information please contact:


Claire Taylor
Show Director, Artist Project


All inquiries for show news, access to speakers, show organizers and photos may be directed to our publicist Lindsay Singer, Faulhaber Communications, 416 504 0768 x 223, and every effort will be made to provide you with information in a timely manner. 


For access to the password protected Media Image Bankclick here.


10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M4V 3A9

(416) 960-5395 |

Claire Taylor

Show Director

(416) 960-4527 |


Emily-Jean Alexander

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Relations and Administrative Coordinator

(416) 960-5395 |


Catia Varricchio

Strategic Sponsorship

416-960-4511 |

Mimi Shao

Marketing & Communications Manager

(416) 960-4513 |


Patti Stewart

Vice President, Informa Canada Inc.

(416) 960-4510 |


Nina Eksir

Special Projects & Recruitment Coordinator

416-512-3869 |