Desire Lines

noun. unplanned paths that are formed over time as alternatives to the main route. 

RBC Presents: Desire Lines Emerging Artist Exhibition  

November 17-30, 2022 – Celebrating the artists from VIBE Arts’ Desire Lines: Women’s Work Mentorship Program at The Gallery at Mason StudioMade possible by:

Desire Lines: Women’s Work II

VIBE Arts is pleased to introduce the second cohort of RBC Desire Lines: Women’s Work Artists. 

You can see their work at The Gallery at Mason Studio until November 30, 2022. Learn more about this exhibition here. These pieces will also be displayed in TTC stations across the city in early 2023. Stay tuned to find out where. 

Desire Lines: Women’s Work

With the disproportionate effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and the BIPOC population, VIBE identified an urgent need to support and platform BIPOC women artists. Desire Lines: Women’s Work was born, deliberate and specifically designed, to provide young female artists the opportunity to grow their careers in the arts through networking, mentorship, professional development and exhibition opportunities.

See their work in TTC stations across Toronto throughout January and February 2022. Click here to see a map

About Desire Lines

Desire Lines is a two-year program presented by VIBE Arts & made possible by the RBC Foundation and Pattison Outdoor Advertising.

Each year, a cohort of equity-seeking, youth artists receive employment and mentorship opportunities to lead and curate their own hands-on art experiences for children and youth.

Each artist is then provided with the resources to create their own original 4’x6′ artworks. These works go on to be publicly exhibited in subway stations across Toronto.

Beginning in 2021, Desire Lines will support the professional growth in the careers of female BIPOC artists through Desire Lines: Women’s Work.

For more information or to find out how you can get involved in Desire Lines, contact

Learn more about previous
Desire Lines cohorts:


“It feels incredible to have this opportunity” 

– Keisha James

2019 Desire Lines Artist

“My VIBE Arts Mentor is my greatest support right now.”

– Jason Julien

2019 Desire Lines Artist

“I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity to be challenged artistically on such a large scale. 

– sydanie

2019 Desire Lines Artist

Being able to display my work like this helps me feel validated as a professional artist.” 

– Mirka Loiselle

2019 Desire Lines Artist

“Desire Lines is a neat opportunity. I’m excited to see the final product. 

– Nicholas Ridiculous

2019 Desire Lines Artist

I developed more trust in myself as an artist, and explored a new medium of creating. 

– Vicky Wang

2019 Desire Lines Artist

 “I’m excited for the exposure this may bring to my art.”

– Jasmine Wemigwans

2019 Desire Lines Artist

Photos of the 2019 Desire Lines Exhibition Event, November 21st, 2019. Photographer Anthony Gebrehiwot, XVXY Photo.