NXNE has become one of Toronto’s headline summer events with concerts, lectures, and events taking place all over the city. The past few years, NXNE has risen in popularity because of their music and interactive portions and for the first time this year, the 9-day event added an art portion to the roster. It was a huge hit, as we’re sure you guessed!
We were so proud to be involved in NXNE Art this year! En Masse helped us decorate the new Minto WestSide site by painting a huge mural of their signature graffiti art on the building that’s standing at Bathurst and Front now. It will be a great backdrop for the Farm City farmer’s market that starts on the grounds next Monday! Come check it out from 4pm-8pm every Monday until October.
There were other great art installations that took place in Toronto over the past 2 weeks. Check out some of our other favourites.
Urban Takeovers at Graffiti Alley
Beau Stanton is an artist and muralist who has stamped his work in cities all over the world. For NXNE, Beau took over the facade of 563 Queen St. W. which will be a lasting mark of NXNE’s first year exhibiting visual art.
Jessica Janda is a Detroit-based artist who was invited to participate in NXNE this year. Her work includes corporate signage, editorial, and creative for city initiatives in Detroit like Restaurant Week and Bike City.
rcade is a Toronto-based artist who has worked on many projects around the city. You might even recognize some of them, like the restaurant signage at many Toronto hot spots!
Life Cycles by Hermann & Audrey
Hermann & Audrey is the creative house that curated NXNE Art this year. Because NXNE coincided with Bike Month in Toronto, Hermann & Audrey thought they could take advantage of the great timing and focus an art installation around cycling in the city. They created a map to lead cyclists to some amazing outdoor exhibits around the city, so the cyclists weren’t just chasing art, they were making it too.
Didn’t get a chance to check out En Masse painting at our site? No problem! You can always come to Bathurst and Front to check out the amazing mural.