Express Yourself: Queen West Art Crawl


Queen West Art Crawl is one of Toronto’s largest exhibits and this year the festival is featuring some extraordinary artists. All the greatness takes place at Trinity-Bellwoods Park on Queen Street West. This three-day festival runs from September 11-13. It includes a performance zone with featured bands and artists like Spirit of Calpyso. Queen West Art Crawl features over two hundred artists and this includes painters, jewelry makers, woodwork. and so much more. If it’s art, it’ll be at Queen West.

The crawl takes place over ten participating venues like The Toronto Blues Society, The Craft Beer Garden, and The Drake Hotel. This year there will also be a KidZone will features face painting and workshops like a jewelry making workshop or a flag-making workshop. This is an affair for the whole family and we picked a few of the 200 artists who you might want to check out the crawl.


Sharon Helleman makes acrylic paintings and she seems to have an interest in transformation. She paints a lot of outdoor scenery and finds the beauty in places that most would find no beauty in. Her pieces range from $51-$1,000. Check out more of her work on the official Queen West Art Crawl website.


Carte Blanche creations specializes in sprucing up your coffee table by making creative coasters. Imagine awesome paintings and photographs that will make awesome conversation pieces on your coffee table. Her affordable art ranges from $1-$50. You can check out more of her unique coaster collection here.


Rod Trider specializes in photography and he’s great at it. He creates unique pieces of work by transferring his photos to different materials. His work has been featured in collections from the United States to Hong Kong. If you want to snag a piece of his one of a kind work expect to pay anywhere from $101-$100+.


Afrodelik Designs features funky fibre art. These one of kind pieces are inspired by people and faces and would be the perfect focal point to any room. These pieces look delicate yet bright and you can see more of Afrodelik Designs here.

There will also be food and drinks and you can have fun and be merry and check out art with family and friends. It looks to definitely be a good time and it’s worth a stop during the weekend. Who knows you might just leave with something new that helps you express yourself! If you’ve never been to an art crawl, this would be a great first one.

(Photo Credit: Queen West Art Crawl Official Site)

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