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Weather-themed Grow-op art festival happening this weekend at Gladstone Hotel


TORONTO, ON. (March 11, 2020) Thursday, March 12th marks the beginning of the Gladstone Hotel’s 8th annual Grow-Op Festival. This environmental, landscape design and contemporary art festival features over 20 immersive exhibits that will highlight this year’s theme, weather!

This year’s theme reflects the importance of environmental sustainability through contemporary art forms such as installation, sculpture, performance and digital media.

Grow-Op takes over the hotel’s galleries from March 12-15 and you can get tickets here!

Exhibition Hours

Mar 12: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (opening reception)

Mar 13: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Mar 14: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Mar 15: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


General Admission: $10

Family of 4: $25 (Max 2 adults; children ages 12 and under)

School groups: Free (sponsored by OALA)

Students: $5 (with valid student ID)

Discussing the weather is a popular pastime for Canadians, and the curators of this event want to centre that conversation around how weather affects our lives, what changes it will bring to our future and how we respond to the beauty of weather.

Grow-Op this year will also feature two programs. The first is “Ask a Meteorologist” with Dave Broadhurst, a retired meteorologist who will be on site to answer any burning weather-related questions and share his experience, absolutely FREE!

The other program led by Jenny Morris of Plantboy Studio will be a workshop titled “How Not to Kill Your Houseplants”. In this workshop, participants will learn to understand how light, water and soil requirements determine the success of house plants. Participation requires registration and a $30 ticket which can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Participating Artists

The Bellwethers, Bruno Billio, Hannah Busse, Carolina Delgado-Duruflé and Carlos Conde, Julie Gladstone, Kaida Kobylka and Maya Candler, Dennis Lin, Michael Little and Nicole Little, Kirstie McCallum, Adrienne Matheuszik and Lingxiang Wu, Liz Menard, No.9, Harold Sikkema, Hannah Veiga, Jessica Winton

story by Kirsten Svitich

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