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2022 Queen West Art Crawl is Back in Full Swing at Trinity Bellwoods Park

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TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2022 – The Queen West Art Crawl is celebrating its 19th year and its first year back in person since 2020. Back in full swing this September 24th and 25th, the Queen West Art Crawl multi-arts festival is , closing off your summer noon to 6 pm both days in the heart of downtown at West Queen West’s Trinity Bellwoods Park.

The opening ceremonies featuring two-spirited First Nations leader Elder Blu, a drum circle and Jingle Dancing begin at 11:45am on the 24th. The festival is then open for all to enjoy, packed with free entertainment, food, and shopping opportunities.

As always the festival centres around the Outdoor Art Exhibition, featuring artists and artisans from across Ontario, allowing patrons to meet the artists and buy their work. Roughly 100 Artists will display their creations this year, with works ranging from paintings to wood sculpture to ceramics. These one-of-a-kind pieces can provide an excellent head start for anyone’s holiday shopping.

Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, September 24 and 25 noon to 6 pm

By the Beer Tent provided by Steam Whistle Brewery, and still the only licensed event in Trinity Bellwoods Park, is the Main Stage where QWAC offers its free concert series. Featuring the Juno nominated Autorickshaw, as well as unique local acts Reggaddiction, Poor Mans High, Gossamer Blue, Earlybird, and The Vaudevillian. First Nation’s synth-pop hitmaker Wolf Saga will be headlining our Saturday. Linguistic diversity will be provided by Dominican- Canadian Ana Lia singing her Spanish Language hits, while Franco Canadian R&B Singer and DJ Sandy Duperval will be performing songs from her most recent French language LP. Finally, our annual band co-present in association with the Toronto Blues Society is Granetta and Dagroovmasters, winners of this year’s Live Talent Search at the Toronto Jazz Festival. Drag Queens, such as Sofonda Cox, fill out the remainder of our Main Stage performances ensuring that there is something for everyone at QWAC.

Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwood Park, Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, September 24 and 25 noon to 6 pm

Speaking of Drag Queens… Our Kids’ Zone is a queer-friendly space where all families are invited. Daily Story Time with Fay and Fluffy (2pm each day) is a perennial favourite at the festival. New this year, we are taking our family friendly comedy – which we experimented with during our virtual years – and putting it live in the park! Kids can laugh with expert improvisers Coko and Daphney who are joined by The Tita Collective each day at 3pm, during our KidprovShow. Additional kids’ entertainment is provided by Mad Science, Roseneath Theatre, and Blank Canvas teaching our little artists about arts and crafts.

The Queen West Art Crawl is celebrating its 19th year and its first year back in person since 2020. We hope that you can join us for this exciting, annual event, that brings people from diverse backgrounds together to celebrate Toronto and its vibrant art culture.

SOURCE Queen West Art Crawl

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