Thursday February 22

Early Access Preview5-10 PM

Opening Night Party7-10 PM

Friday February 2311 AM-10 PM

Saturday February 2411 AM-8 PM

Sunday February 2511 AM-6 PM

Better Living Center

Exhibition Place, Toronto


Dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists, the 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 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!


Presented by


Art Battle #638


Art Battle #638

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 7–10 PM 
Venue: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Tickets: $15 (included in Artist Project admission)


Back by popular demand, Art Battle Canada takes the stage at Artist Project once again! On the evening of Friday, February 23 from 7-10 PM, Art Battle #638 will be held on the show floor.


Art Battle is live competitive painting, 16 artists selected from the fair will create the best work they can in 20 minutes.


As they paint, visitors can move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The audience votes for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to purchase artwork. Don’t miss this exciting live art tournament!


Art Battle After-Party

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 10 PM – Late
Venue: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto


Artist Project and Art Battle crash the Gladstone Hotel’s karaoke night!


After an evening of live painting at Artist Project, keep the excitement and creativity flowing at the Gladstone Hotel’s famous karaoke night. If singing is not your thing enjoy the Melody Bar’s selection of specialty cocktails and craft brewed libations and cheer on some special performances. First 50 visitors get a free one on us!



Artist Competition Presented by SWATCH


We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2018 Artist Competition presented by SWATCH is TIME FLIES. Artist Project invited all artists to submit an original work based on their interpretation of the theme “TIME FLIES”. 


From the Latin “Tempus Fugit” this universal idiom is used to convey feelings of how fast time is moving; “time flies when you’re having fun” or to make the most of each day as “time flies like the wind”.  Time is so dynamic – but fleeting. 


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


Visitors were also invited to vote in the People’s Choice Award for their favourite entry and be automatically entered to win a $250 voucher towards a work of art and a pair of tickets to the Opening Night Party at Artist Project 2019!