News & Events

Elia Middle School Lunchroom Transformation Mural

In winter 2016 VIBE Arts worked with grade 6 students from Elia Middle School to create a lunchroom mural focused on healthy living. The programme was funded by Great-West Life Assurance Company based in Winnipeg and supported by our community partner Be Good the Queen street location. This video was created to thank Be Good … Read more

Artist Residency at the 12th Division Police Station

Moises Frank aka Luvsumone, Platform A 2015-2016 micro-grant winner, held his artist residency at the 12th Division Police Station, which created a lot of buzz in the Weston Mount Dennis community. CBC radio was so intrigued by Moises’s artistry they interviewed him. Check out Moises telling his story here.

Earth Day Portraits- Artist Residency at Toronto Botanical Gardens

On April 23rd at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, emerging artists Jenina Escalante (a painter) and Anthony Gebrehiwot (a photographer) participated in an artist residency to commemorate Earth Day. It was the first time the artists worked together, so there was a lot of excitement and creativity in the air.  The art collaboration involved 3 models that Jenina painted on, while Anthony photographed the models interacting with the natural environment.

Chalk it Up!

‘Chalk it Up’ is our Cultural Hotspot 2016 signature arts education program that will give 9 to 13 years olds living in North York, unique opportunities to lead the creation of collaborative outdoor chalk murals and chalk art. The program is positioned for large-scale, city-wide public art making and sharing – all community and youth driven! Program participants … Read more

Tips and Tools: Recipe to Support Artists Working in Communities

Julie Frost, VIBE Arts’ Executive and Artistic Director wrote an article Tip and Tools: Recipe to Support Artists Working in Communities that was published by Artbridges, a national arts network base. For 28 years Julie has worked together with schools, and social agencies across Toronto. She has incredible insight and knowledge of the mechanics of working with … Read more

VIBE Arts chosen as Toronto Foundations 2016 TO Award Recipient

VIBE Arts were awarded a 2016 Toronto Foundation’s Vital Ideas Award!  The prestigious award is geared to increase capacity and reach of organizations that are already working on effective strategies aligned with the foundation’s goals identified in their annual “Vital Signs Report”.  With an investment of $30,000, VIBE Arts will seize the opportunity and buzz afforded by our recent … Read more

VIBE Arts Appreciates their Volunteers!

VIBE Arts is made possible by the people who participate, work, and volunteer. National Volunteer Week was April 18th to 22nd.  Hence, on Monday April 18th, we held a little party to honour the meaningful and impactful contributions of our volunteers. During the celebration we got to know many of our volunteers better through fun games and storytelling. Volunteers shared how they got involved with VIBE … Read more

New Special Initiative Celebrates Canada’s Sesquicentennial

Pattison Outdoor Advertising, VIBE Arts and Toronto youth team up on an exciting art initiative for Canada’s sesqui-centennial birthday: PATTISON have generously donated $100,000 in-kind media to exhibit art created by youth from some of  Toronto’s most under-resourced communities.  The project entitled, 150 REASONS WE LOVE CANADA, is led by Vibe Arts, a grass-roots charity … Read more