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ICYMI: Taking art to the street

April 11th, 2017

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Spring is here, and it’s time to get outside and explore. Do you love finding art in unexpected places? Take a walk along Croft Lane just north of College Street and you can explore an immersive art project created by local youth last summer. StreetARToronto and the AGO collaborated on an initiative that saw nine young people create murals in this vibrant Annex neighbourhood.

To kick-start the project, the young artists took part in a street art tour and gained valuable training at the AGO. The youth were mentored by artists Pascal Paquette and Sean Martindale, AGO and StreetARToronto staff, and members of Toronto Police Service’s 14 Division.

By the end, AGO Youth Council members and Parkdale Collegiate and Central Technical School students had painted 23 garage doors, which now feature a vivid mix of abstract shapes and colours.

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