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Featuring up to 200 artists and galleries from over 12 countries as well as a full roster of performance art, and world entertainment, The Toronto Art Expo (in its eleventh year), has quickly become the most anticipated event of the year for fine art professionals. Located directly downtown at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, April 10-13, 2014, Canada’s largest & premier fine art and cultural event has in general attracted thousands of art lovers. Toronto Art Expo will be heavily promoting to qualified art buyers throughout Canada, the United States and abroad in order to effectively create the perfect marketplace for our exhibitors.
BENEFITS OF BEING AN EXHIBITOR:
Going into its eleventh season and established as Canada’s premier arts and cultural event, it has been officially patronized by our past Governor General of Canada.
A proven track record of putting its exhibitors’ interests first, reinvesting all resources in order to ensure their success.
The largest and most consistent promotional campaign of any fine art exhibition in Canada, with the largest print and art journal media, radio and television positions, as well as other platforms such as direct mail, transit shelters, expressway billboards and e-marketing, contributing to the many tens of millions of ad impressions each year. Visitors come and are prepared long in advance to budget for an art investment.
Thousands of visitors and hundreds of art business professionals, interior designers, and architects.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in the downtown theatre district is among the largest such facilities in the world, for conventions, trade and consumer shows. With hundreds of feet in both directions (the 2011 Expo took a 140,000 square foot Hall space) there is a flexiblity of design, many booths have been designed as islands or corners, free of encumbering posts and with high vaulting ceilings and a glorious north lit exposure of cascading glass, it is amongst the world’s most eloquent and gracious venues supporting a fine arts exposition. The MTCC is noted for their ease to work with in the freedom for exhibitors to set up displays, lighting etc., and with drive-on floor capabilities.
Unique to most art shows, the Expo has incorporated, a value-added cultural music and dance experience to attract the calibre of clientele with the sophistication to appreciate fine art and purchase it as well. The Expo has hosted performers from Japan, Korea, Quebec, Indonesia, the legendary Jon Hendriks with Jane Bunnett and the Divas of Jazz and Havana Social Club as well as the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey.
Keeping with the standards of quality all works exhibited are originals only.
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE:
The Convention Centre is an elegant exhibition venue with cascading walls of natural light in the heart of downtown Toronto. For a closer look go to www.mtccc.com
Each year the Toronto Art Expo negotiates special rates for the convenience of Expo exhibitors at a number of hotels within the vicinity of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Exhibitors will be provided with a special link to access these rates.
For further information on Toronto go to: www.toronto.com
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