February 21-24, 2019

Better Living Center

Exhibition Place, Toronto

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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 will welcome its 12th year with the most exciting show yet this February 21 to 24, 2019 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto. 


For parking, directions, out of town services and accessibility information CLICK HERE.


Artist Project provides independent, contemporary artists with a professional platform to showcase and sell their work. Artist Project and its team strives to publicize and strategically market the fair to attract diverse, high-quality art buyers, curators and collectors.


This application is open to all artists working within visual fine arts. 


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Connect with over 15,000 visitors, including gallerists, buyers and art enthusiasts.



Display your work on professional, 11ft high gallery-style hard walls.



Get noticed with our extensive, national print and e-marketing campaign in major art publications and daily newspapers.


E-blasts are sent year-round to Informa Canada’s database of over 500,000 professional contacts, cultural partners, art dealers and buyers.


Full-Time PR firm to promote the show and its participating artists.



Artist Project is promoted at sister shows including the Art Toronto, One of a Kind Show, and the Interior Design Show.


Participating artists are promoted on the website each with their own profile page that includes images of work, a bio, and a link to your website.



From preparing an application to setting up your booth at the fair, our experienced team will help you along the way.



Enjoy and participate in an exciting program of art lectures, docent-led tours, special feature exhibits, digital art and installations



Contests, Travel Scholarships and Awards! 



Contact a member of our team:


Nina Eksir, Special Projects & Recruitment Coordinator
(416) 512-3869 






Valet Parking

Valet Service is available for Opening Night on Thursday, February 23. Pick up will be at the main entrance of the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place.


Valet Service will be available from 4:30PM to 10:30PM.

Valet curb charge is $30 taxes included.


Text for your car option will be available to guests. The text for your car option allows guests inside of the show to request their vehicle without having to walk out to the valet drop off point. This allows the valet company to have the vehicle warmed up and ready for them upon arrival. Guests are provided a business card in addition to their valet voucher with a number they can text and instructions should they decide to text request.


Public Parking

$15 daily, $12 after 6 PM

For parking lot locations, visit the Exhibition Place Parking Map.



Coming by car?


Exhibition Place is located 4kms west of downtown Toronto and is accessible via the Gardiner Expressway or Lakeshore Boulevard. Enter your postal code & get complete driving instructions


Coming by TTC?


From the West:  Take the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station and proceed to street level.  Board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place.


From the East:  Take the Bloor subway to Bathurst Station and proceed to street level.  Board the #511 streetcar south towards Fleet Loop. Transfer to the 509/511 replacement bus towards Lakeshore and Bathurst. Exit at the “Saskatchewan Rd.” stop.


From the North:  Take the Yonge-University subway to Bloor Station. Transfer to the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station and proceed to street level. Board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place.  For more information, visit TTC


Coming by GO Transit?


Exhibition Place has a GO station located on the grounds.  The station name is EXHIBITION and is one stop west of Union Station on the East-West Lakeshore line. For more information, visit GO Transit



Gladstone ‘Staycation’ Hotel Offer


In partnership with the Artist Project, the Gladstone Hotel is offering a special Artist Project ‘Staycation’ Hotel offer Feb 20 – 25, 2018 for 20% off a standard global rate of one of their unique or 37 artist-designed hotel rooms. 


To book or inquire about the package, please contact 416.531.4635 or email the Gladstone Hotel reservations desk at reservations@gladstonehotel.com with mention of the ID ARTPRO18.


To book online, follow these steps below:

  • Visit the “Book a Room Page” on www.thegladstonehotel.com
  • Pick the arrival date 
  • Select your number of nights, room type and number of adults 
  • Enter your Group Number: ARTPRO18 in the “Corporate ID” field. 
  • Click “Check Now”
  • You can pick the room and rate that you would like for your guest and continue to enter the personal info.




Free Re-Admission

Before you leave, pick up a re-admit slip at the Information Desk and return any day for free!



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.

Front Entrance Installation


Shine On is an impressive 100-foot-long sculptural installation by Nathalie Sanche made entirely out of paper. Originally known for her lighthearted sculptures of busty, “femmes tiroirs” made from aluminum and wood, Sanche excels in paper art design. She very carefully manipulates the paper into shapes that resemble a chrysalis or sometimes a shell or a trumpet, then arranges them in such a way that they become large, eye-catching sculptures. Sanche exhibits her sculptural creations according to the architectural style of the building in which they are displayed. The sculptures are pure form—light, white or mirror and ephemeral—but at the same time, they possess a density and a fluidity that catch the viewer by surprise.

Art Chats Seminar Series

This popular seminar series offers a range of engaging talks hosted by leading art and design experts. Art Chats are complimentary with admission. Space is subject to availability.


Art Chats

2018 Sponsors



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.


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


For information please contact:


Claire Taylor
Show Director, Artist Project
























20 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 1200, PO Box 2055, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8

(416) 263 3202 | info@theartistproject.com

Claire Taylor (Currently on leave)

Show Director


Emily-Jean Alexander

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Relations and Administrative Coordinator

(416) 960-5395 | emily-jean.alexander@informa.com


Catia Varricchio

Manager of Strategic Sponsorship

416-960-4511 | catia.varricchio@informa.com

Mark Savoia

Marketing & Communications Manager

(416) 960-4513 | mark.savoia@informa.com


Mimi Shao (Currently on maternity leave)

Marketing & Communications Manager


Nina Eksir

Special Projects & Recruitment Coordinator

416-512-3869 | nina.eksir@informa.com


Patti Stewart

Vice President, Informa Canada Inc.

(416) 960-4510 | patti.stewart@informacanada.com


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, LS@faulhabercommunications.com 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.


To view/download the Artist Project 2018 Press Release, click here.