November 10, 2016
"The 47 buildings that make up the Distillery Historic District, the oldest dating to the 1850s, would be notable even if nothing was in them — together they make up what’s billed as the largest collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America. But beginning in the early 2000s, the once-dilapidated former site of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery was resurrected as a 13-acre cultural district. The cobbled lanes are lined with an array of artisans, and the factory buildings host shops (don’t miss Distill, featuring Canadian made jewelry and clothes) and galleries (Arta, Corkin, Thompson Landry) as well as artists’ studios. Worthy dining options include El Catrin, a cavernous modern Mexican cantina with excellent ceviche and a two-story fever dream of a mural by the Mexican street artist Oscar Flores. A truffle (or four) at Soma Chocolatemakermakes a fine chaser."
(Egner, Jeremy publisher from The New York Times)
For additional information, please visit: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/10/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-toronto.html?_r=0
November 02, 2016
"On the evening of November 2nd, the walls of the Arta Gallery were lined with newly displayed artworks. Combining two openings into one soirée, Fay Athari, director and curator, proudly displayed Beyond Times and A Golden Glow to the Light of Day. Located in The Distillery District, the space was bright with eager guests mingling and viewing....."
(Toronto Art Review, 2016)
More information: http://toronto-artreview.com/the-changing-of-seasons-at-arta-gallery/
September 27, 2016
"Arta Gallery presented a selection of works
by the celebrated Canadian Art Collective. The six artists have dedicated their practice to capturing the raw sublimity and diversity of the great Canadian landscape. snapd dropped in to the opening to snap a few photos and check out some of the pieces..."
For the full article, please visit: https://stlawrence.snapd.com/event/985492#/`
September 16, 2016
September 16th - 25th, 2016
Arta Gallery is pleased to welcome the world when hockey fans and players alike congregate in Toronto for the NHL World Cup of hockey tournament! The gallery will be right in the middle of the exciting events, with concerts, live screenings of all of the games, activities, and international food for ten days. To celebrate this occasion we are happy to offer an End of the Summer Sale, so please feel free to stop by and say hello!
For a complete schedule as its released, and more information about the NHL World Cup of Hockey, please visit their website.
August 03, 2016
Artist and Arts journalist, Jane Burns recently did a small feature on Arta Gallery as part of the Waterfront Magazine's Summer 2016 Issue. The article is called "The Art of the Distillery District" and it is a wonderful testament to the legacy of Toronto's Historic Distillery District as well as its vibrant arts culture.
For more information on this article and the magazine itself, you can visit:
May 31, 2016
We've recently been featured on Fordham PR's blog as part of their coverage of Distillery's Artfest!
You can find the full write-up at:
March 23, 2016
Arta's long-time resident painter Detlef Gotzens has spent the last couple of months working on a collaborative project with acclaimed French-Canadian film maker, Alain Boisvert. The project is in association with the Art Gallery of Ontario and it features Gotzens reinterpreting and ultimately recreating the famous scene from Peter Paul Rubens', Massacre of the Innocents.
To keep up to date with this interdisciplinary project, please visit:
March 17, 2016
Submissions for our Spring Showcase, entitled Spring by Colour, are now officially closed.
We are proud to announce that we have over 15 artists participating and almost 40 works of art to display! This makes Spring by Colour one of Arta's largest exhibitions to date, and a great way to say hello to the warm, swift and subtle breeze of a new season!
For a complete list of all of our participaing artists, please visit our EXHIBITIONS page!
January 09, 2016