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This week in the Gallery: BIG BAM BOOM

June 4th, 2013

One artwork on display in the Community Gallery for BIG BAM BOOM.

One artwork on display in the AGO’s Community Gallery for BIG BAM BOOM.

The 5th Annual BIG BAM BOOM Youth-Led Arts Festival

Exhibition: Tuesday, June 4 to Sunday, June 9, 2013, in the AGO’s Community Gallery

Performance showcase: Saturday, June 8, 2013 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre

BIG BAM BOOM showcases the achievements and talents of children and youth artists in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods. A celebration of Arts for Children and Youth‘s arts educational programming, the festival features work created in community and school programs, engaging young artists. What started as a one-day celebration has grown into a week-long festival featuring an exhibition of visual arts (photography, drawings, masks, fashion) and a performance showcase that includes African and Indigenous drum and dance, hip hop dance, beat-boxing and spoken word. The festival is produced and organized by the BIG BAM BOOM Youth Committee, a group of seven youths who are either on the current AFCY Artist roster or are assisting AFCY programs. The committee selected the artwork in the AGO Community Gallery exhibition.
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The AFCY Big Bam Boom Volunteer Youth Committee was established in 2011 as an extension of the ever-growing BIG BAM BOOM Youth Arts Festival, now in its fifth year. A team of eight, the committee shares a similar goal: helping to celebrate what Toronto youth have to offer in the arts! The 2013 events and gallery exhibitions are led by the AFCY Youth Advisory Council in partnership with our own.

To reserve tickets for the showcase, please contact:
Arts for Children and Youth
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 230
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Phone: (416) 929-9314 x106
Email: bigbamboom@afcy.ca
Tickets available until June 7. Please leave your full name and the number of tickets you’re requesting. Tickets will be available when you arrive at the AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre.

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