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BIG on Bloor Festival opens its 13th year on August 1st with the launch of several art installations scattered throughout the Bloordale neighborhood; Bloor Street West, Dufferin to Lansdowne. Celebrating community magic, creativity, and diversity through arts and culture, while showing love to the local storefronts that make the strip so special.
Various location-based projects will be on view 24/7 and added weekly until the end of summer, September 22nd, 2020. Curated by Festival Director Darren Leu, projects will explore the concept of “Re-routing”, exploring how we each navigate ourselves ecologically, socially, emotionally and locally. Re-routing asks: how may shifting our paths, directions, and movements open us up to the possibilities of social change, of “social re-routing.” In moving differently, new futures can emerge, despite the discomforts we each will face. As you move through the art projects of Bloordale, we invite you to explore what new paths, views and vistas may emerge.
Public spaces meet more than one community need. We are excited to present an alternative community event that respects social distancing while celebrating community-building, local businesses, and the diverse arts and culture. Made possible by the Bloordale BIA, BIG on Bloor Festival is free and open to everyone.
No promotion, no crowds, just those lucky enough to passby to witness our pop-up events. High quality videos will be released, showcasing local musicians and artists in our secret concerts series. To avoid large gatherings, we secretly filmed live painting and performances around Bloordale landmarks! Look out for the videos on our IGtv and YouTube channel!
More information added weekly! BIG on Bloor 2020