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


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Dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists, UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition, presented by DeSerres is a juried competition that awards 20 emerging artists from all mediums an opportunity to exhibit at a professional-level art fair for FREE. UNTAPPED Emerging Artists benefit from a dedicated feature space, supported by DeSerres at the Artist Project. This program aims to provide a platform for young artists to launch their artwork to a public audience, make connections within the arts industry and gain experience in the contemporary art world.

Selected from hundreds of applications, 20 of the country’s best up-and-coming artists are invited to showcase their work for FREE!


The 2017 UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Competition finalists have been selected!


View 2017 UNTAPPED Finalists

Birthday Artist Competition


Birthdays are special times to reflect back on a year of growth, experiences and memories. Often with your friends and loved ones surrounding you. What makes a birthday special? Is it the perfect cake, the perfect party or that gift that you really want?

In honour of our 10th birthday, this year we invite artists to submit an original work based on the interpretation of the theme “BIRTHDAY”. This theme will explore the idea of a birthday party, sharing memories, and celebrating these special moments in our lives.


All competition entries will be on display in a feature exhibit at the show and winners will be selected by a panel of jurors. Best of all – the winners will receive cash prizes!


Visitors can also vote in the People’s Choice Award for their favourite entry and be automatically entered to win a $250 towards a work of art and a pair of tickets to the Opening Night Party at Artist Project 2017!


If you are an artist and are interested in entering this competition, please CLICK HERE.