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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

"Safe Flight Home" Virtual Art Workshop with Fatspatrol, FLAP Canada and the STEPS Initiative


Digital & new media Drawing Nature & outdoors Painting Visual arts
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These are online workshops presented on Zoom.

North York, ON



Offered in English.


Safe Flight Home is a community-based public art project, offering intergenerational engagement in free participatory arts workshops, resulting in a public art exhibition across North York. We will be joined by project partner, FLAP Canada, a global leader in protecting birds from the hazards of our urban environment, to learn more about how we can best protect migratory birds in our community.

Participants will learn mark-making techniques as they work alongside Lead Artist, Fatspatrol, exploring themes of local bird species, migration and life cycles, while fostering understanding and community connections. The work generated through the online workshops will be documented and turned into several temporary vinyl murals that reflect the community and protect select subway stations against bird collisions.

The workshops are open to all who live, work or play between Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street to Finch Avenue West and Weston Road and are free to register.

Please pre-register to reserve your spot.



the STEPS Initiative

The STEPS Initiative is a Canadian-based public art organization that develops one-of-a-kind art initiatives and engagement strategies that transform public spaces. We are responsible for Canada’s largest and most community-engaged public art initiatives. Our record breaking portfolio includes over 100 complex projects executed within scope and budget. Together with our partners, we transform urban areas into vibrant public spaces, helping artists, community organizations, BIAs, and developers push creative and technical boundaries - breathing new artistic energy into our public spaces.