VIBE Arts x StreetARToronto Mural Takes Flight at Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre

This summer, VIBE Arts is proud to be teaming up with StreetARToronto (StART), The City of Toronto’s suite of innovative programs designed specifically for streets and public spaces. Initiated in 2012 as an integral part of the City’s Graffiti Management Plan, StART has been successful in reducing graffiti vandalism and replacing it with vibrant, colourful, community-engaged street art. This summer, VIBE Arts is working with StART to create a community inspired mural at the Centennial East Recreation Centre at 1967 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough.

Following a series of community consultation meetings, the mural process began this July. Located across a large wall, the project is being led by professional muralist Ryan Dineen. Dineen will collaborate with a group of VIBE Arts emerging youth artists and volunteers to provide mentorship opportunities throughout the process. These youth artists will gain valuable insight and hands-on experience working with Dineen on high-quality mural production. VIBE Arts is grateful for the opportunity to work collaboratively with StArt, Toronto’s Ward 38 community and all artists involved. For updates following the mural process, be sure to connect with StART, VIBE Arts and artist Ryan Dineen on social media. 

VIBE Arts Named Beneficiary of Lawrence Park Art Show 2018


The Lawrence Park Art Show is an annual art exhibition and sale hosted and sponsored by the Lawrence Park Community Church, located at Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East in North York. This year, the three-day event spans the weekend of October 12-14 and boasts four gallery exhibitions. Three of the galleries will feature work from local talent and the fourth is set to showcase creations from VIBE Arts’ youth artist roster!

VIBE Arts is honoured to announce that, for the second year in a row, the Lawrence Park Art Show has selected VIBE Arts as the beneficiary of the event. This partnership is made possible by both groups’ shared understanding of the importance of supporting youth expression and programming. Lawrence Park Community Church offers ‘a rich program of activities for children, youth and adults’ and their collaboration with VIBE is proof that they truly do ‘believe in our youth!’.

The VIBE Arts team is working closely with the Lawrence Park Community as the show quickly approaches. All are encouraged to attend and support the arts from October 12-14 at Lawrence Park Community Church. The show is a free event, with tickets available for a party on opening night, Friday, October 12 from 7-9pm. Buy them online at the Lawrence Park Art Show website, or by phone at 416-489-1551.

Many thanks to the Lawrence Park Art Show, their dedicated volunteers, and the Lawrence Park Community Church for their continued generosity and support, and for allowing youth artists to exhibit their outstanding work.

You too may choose VIBE Arts as the beneficiary of your event! Reach out by clicking here, and check out our fundraising tool kit for more information on how you can help youth arts!

If you are a VIBE Artist, click here to apply to feature your work in the Lawrence Park Art Show 2018!


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