Since 2003

Founded by Fay Athari, Arta Gallery is an established Canadian art gallery nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Historic Distillery District. This important cultural and artistic centre in Toronto has been home to us since it was established in 2003. 

We are dedicated to fostering creativity within a hyper-diverse space and promoting the beauty of art in our everyday lives. Since 2003, we have provided and accessible space for artists to showcase their artworks within the Toronto community, offering an eclectic collection of contemporary work by both Canadian and international artists.

Under the leadership of Director Fay Athari, Arta Gallery encountered a major expansion in June 2008. By creating a larger space to display professional commercial art for collectors, artists and the public, the gallery is now a fully operational event space – providing a unique atmosphere for weddings, fundraisers, and corporate events while promoting art to a larger audience. 

Arta Gallery is proud to have been a part of the Distillery District since it opened in 2003 and continues to thrive in its unique ambience and culture.



We offer a special rental venue and an outstanding collection of art works. Rental of art works in all media for your home, your office and your place of business.


Our art consultants will work with you in to find the finest artistic works to accommodate your taste and decorative needs. Whether you're in search of the perfect gift, an artwork done by a master or emerging artist, or looking for an artwork to complete your office or home, we will provide you with the best. We also have art leasing plans at very reasonable costs. 

We also offer online art consultations for those who aren’t able to visit us in person. Your taste is unique, and we would be happy to match you with the perfect artwork to fit your personal preferences related to style, colour, subject matter, and budget. Feel free to send us pictures and measurements of the space you wish to decorate, along with any additional information regarding preferences and inspiration.

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Fiction or documentation can be illustrated with great artistic drawing accuracy and painting delight by our gallery artists.


Our artists can be commissioned to reproduce a work of art by any master.


An array of services in handling your art purchases is available at cost for customers within or outside Canada. This also applies to international artists who wish to exhibit at Arta Gallery.


Fay Athari

Executive Director
Mehrdad Ariannejad

Exhibitions & Events
Yas Nikpour
Arina Imbirovski