Desire Lines

Made possible by rbc foundation and pattison

Desire Lines II

Meet the eight talent artists who make up the second Desire Lines cohort! While they haven’t got meet in person, they’ve spent the last few months virtually connecting with their mentors. These talented artists will have their work showcased at TTC stations across Toronto from January to February 2021. Read more about them in our press release.

You can also view their work in the Desire Lines online gallery at the link below!

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.

As well as providing mentorship opportunities, helping plan artist programs and overseeing every step of the Desire Lines Program, VIBE hosts an annual celebratory exhibition to share the artists’ achievements and showcase their work.

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


“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.