The gallery is an initiative of the Artists’ Network to exhibit our members’ art, other artists’ work, and special shows that interest us and fit our mandate. The space is part of the Artists’ Network administrative office where we plan our outdoor shows, Riverdale ArtWalk and ArtWalk in the Square, host our monthly seminars, and where our board and committees meet.
Toronto – Riverdale real estate developer Streetcar Developments built this studio space as part of the entire complex it is in, and offered it to us and our long term co-tenant the Riverdale BIA as a solution to our combined need for local space. As part of the community engagement concept, the office and gallery are situated inside Dark Horse Coffee, at the corner of Queen and Carroll Streets, 1 block east of the Don Valley.
The gallery is operated by volunteer members of the Artists’ Network, with assistance from our office manager.
Artists’ Network Gallery is committed to:
The Artists’ Network mandate of teaching visual artists how to be better business people and further our members’ art careers, with emphasis on self-directed public exhibitions, artist talks, and selling their artwork.
Lowest cost possible exhibition opportunities to ensure all our members have opportunity to learn how to be a professional exhibiting artist.
Contribute to the City of Toronto by hosting diverse art exhibitions which are open to the public.
The gallery encourages art in all mediums, from emerging to established artists that represent Toronto’s great diversity. We also encourage art that explores new ideas and new techniques.
We encourage all member artists to exhibit their art in either solo or group exhibitions, as a member in the Artists’ Network it is partly your gallery.
We also welcome submissions from non-member artists, with incentive to join the Artists’ Network.
The Artists’ Network Gallery is interested in working with art curators:
- Are you a freelance art curator with an idea but no gallery? Would you like to exercise your curatorial insight using our member artists, or other artists with a member artist?
- Are you in a post-secondary art curation / art program, with a requirement for a degree practicum?
Review our mandate, we don’t have prescribed requirements. Gallery-specific activity that physically modifies our space is not allowed.
Please clearly propose your concept, names and dates, school and professor (if applicable), and any physical requirements. Email or phone the gallery at 416-465-0302.
The gallery schedule is planned minimum 6 months advance and we are a not-for-profit run by volunteer member’s. Your proposal will be reviewed by the planning committee, whom are all artist members as well.