News & Events

What We’ve Gained

You may have seen our last post, which broke down “what we’ve lost” as a result of COVID-19. Although our organization continues to face challenges, we have been able to pivot and continue to do what we do best: engage many communities in need. Turning a program cancellation into a life-saving gift… We experienced an … Read more

What We’ve Lost: COVID-19’s Impact on VIBE Arts

COVID-19’s Impact on VIBE Arts: Dear VIBE supporters, As we continue to adjust to our new work, school and living arrangements, we take reassurance in the fact that our actions thus far have resulted in positive outcomes for public health. At VIBE, we continue to follow the guidance of health officials and have postponed or … Read more

COVID-19 Program and Mentorship Update

Dear VIBE supporters, The health and safety of our artists, staff and community partners remain our top priority. Social distancing resulted in an unexpected shift in VIBE’s programming and mentorship. Like many nonprofits, this sudden change has challenged our organization to restructure the ways that we offer our work. Thankfully, our NExT: The Future of … Read more

Happy Black History Month from Onika Powell, Artistic Director

Happy Black History Month!!! Again, it’s time to rise up and celebrate the works and achievements of Black creators, innovators, leaders and activists across the world. For many, February serves as both a time of pride and a reminder of the contributions Black people have made in our world. For VIBE Arts, February also marks … Read more

Press Release: Introducing VIBE Arts’ 2019 RBC Desire Lines Artists

Nicholas Ridiculous carefully chooses his words, leading a group of 7 seated youth through clear instruction. They’re at the Woodgreen Youth Wellness Hub, holding fabric in their hands. The same material is spread out on surfaces in front of them. Nicholas is in the midst of Scrappax – his RBC Desire Lines program being offered … Read more

Let’s Talk: Nuit Blanche featuring Snoopy

In October 2019, VIBE hit Nuit Blanche Scarborough to offer Journée – a month-long art-in-mentorship program culminating in a full night of art exhibitions and activations at Scarborough Civic Centre’s Health Clinic. One of the projects, featuring Matthew “Snoopy” Cuff took shape in a video animated by Geneviève Smith and Joshua Payne Smith. We sat … Read more

VIBE Arts x Nuit Blanche ‘Journée’ Highlights Five Talented Artists

VIBE Arts is excited to announce our involvement in this year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto, Kings and Queens of Scarborough. The all-night event will start at 7 PM on Saturday, October 5th and take over part of the Scarborough Civic Centre until 7 AM on Sunday morning. VIBE, with the support of the Kennedy Commons and … Read more

VIBE Arts x StreetARToronto Unveil New Mural at Scarborough Gardens Arena

In July and August 2019, VIBE Arts received another opportunity to partner with StreetARToronto (StART) to paint a large wall of the Scarborough Gardens Arena. The finished mural, located at 75 Birchmount Road in Scarborough, boasts a colourful interpretation of the bustling community skating rink. On Tuesday, August 27th, VIBE Arts hosted a community unveiling … Read more