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The Big Draw at the Gibson House Museum

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Gibson House Museum

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.


"Take It Outside" Art and Storytelling Zone

Produced by spoken word artist and storyteller Patrick de Belen

This mosaic of art and storytelling takes place at four stations accompanied by impromptu live music performances by Victoria Marie and a Drive-Thru Video experience featuring music and spoken word videos by local artists on a giant projector screen.

Station #1: Zine and Chapbook Station

Led by BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam, experiment with creative writing, collages and D-I-Y publishing to create your own zine/chapbook.

Station #2: Writing and Sharing Circles

Join poet Thunderclaw Robinson for an impromptu writing/sharing circle and possibly even come up with your first idea for the station #1 or #3.

Station #3: Live Graffiti Mural

Tag your name, draw a picture, or whatever else you want in a live mural painting drop-in with artist Rowell Solar.

Station #4: Photo-booth

Hosted by UG productions

Get a quick intro to photography, and getting the best selfie. Have your photo taken and edit it with cool digital text, ready for you to share.

Plus try blind contour drawing, create your own quilt-themed art, use colourful chalks to transform our picket



City of Toronto

Toronto History Museums, owned and operated by the City of Toronto, are within the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture Division and committed to making Toronto a place where business and culture thrive. The Divisional Strategy includes four areas:

1) Inclusion and Equity

a) Combat economic and cultural disparities across Toronto through impactful programs for equity-deserving communities and underserved areas of the city

b) Improve participation in City-led cultural opportunities by underserved communities

2) Space and Access

a) Improve access to and affordable space for culture

b) Increase access to City-owned space to provide stakeholders with places to interact

3) Talent and Innovation

a) Improve competitiveness for emerging and established cultural sectors

b) Enable the workforce to respond to new and future opportunities

4) Operational Excellence

a) Foster and maintain a culture of public service innovation and excellence

b) Deliver exceptional, equitable and accessible customer service to partners


Toronto History Museums

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