Skip to main content

You are viewing an archived event from a previous year.

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

The Buddy Bench: Diogo Snow x 6IX Academy


Visual arts Youth & teens
Email Save QR code

Date and time


Central Toronto Academy

570 Shaw Street

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Shake up your spray paint cans, drum up the excitement and see aerosol colours burst across wooden panels with stunning line work and take shape for our Buddy Bench installation, led by international street artist Diogo Snow.

The purpose of the Buddy Bench is more than just an aesthetically upbeat work of functional art, its purpose is for kids to not feel alone. The Buddy Bench is an invitation to hangout and collaborate with your buddies.

*just don't invite your buddy to sit down until the paint is dry

About the artist:

Diogo Neves also known by his artist name D-Snow, was born and raised in São Paulo Brazil and currently resides in Toronto, Canada. The artist started his career early as a teen in Brazil with graffiti street art that grew into a passion. His art is a mix of urban with a twist of modern. Using a variety of materials such as spray paints, acrylics, diamond dust, prints and resin make his paintings unique and impactful. He has further expanded his portfolio to now include sculptures, cars, murals, boats and so much more.

About the 6IX Academy:

The curriculum at the 6IX Academy, social entrepreneurship program within Central Toronto Academy, is fueled through mentorship workshops and community collaborative projects.

Street art and fashion is woven into the arts, graphics and business courses. Students have worked with a number of Toronto's top talent within these industries.

The 6IX Academy is on its way to becoming a museum-worthy hub for street x student art.



6IX Academy

The 6IX Academy is an experiential program, connecting students with industry professionals, to produce fashion-based capsule collections for the socially conscious change-maker. Community-based + cross-curricular initiatives get students thinking out of the classroom + doing within the community.

The 6IX Academy’s pursuit for real-world experiences, while amplifying student voice and creating platforms for social change is at the HeART of the creation and collaboration process. Students are directly invested in the branding, marketing, design and business strategies within the program. Grant funding from the Ministry of Education Business Specialist Majors (SHSM) + CCEL(Community Entrepreneurship Learning) assists with project activations. Through the arts + activism(ARTivism), students develop fashion movements for social good, spearhead fundraising initiatives with organizations and build upon leadership positions within the school community and beyond.