Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park and Community Centre in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, the Riverdale ArtWalk is a great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home!

The festival hosts over 165 participating artists and the inclusion of local community groups and food vendors. Now in its 20th year in the Riverdale/Leslieville area of Toronto, the festival has grown to reach an audience of over 20,000 art enthusiasts and supporters. Through new partnership opportunities with the local BIA, the Riverdale ArtWalk expects to continue to grow.

Visitor Services

The Artists’ Network booth, located along Queen Street is your centre for information. Someone will be onsite at the tent during show hours. Drop by to pick up an event guide, enter the People’s choice award, check out the Gallery wall or learn more about the Artists’ Network.

It’s also the place to come for First Aid and Lost & Found.

Art Outdoors & Indoors

Don’t miss our Indoor artists exhibiting inside the Jimmie Simpson Community Centre.

Gallery Wall

Get a good overview of participating artists by visiting the featured gallery wall at the Artists’ Network booth (south side of the park facing Queen Street). Booth numbers enable you to find the work you love quickly and easily.

Artist Awards


Best in show for painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, 3d.

Announced Sunday June 3 at 1pm at the Artists’ Network booth. Many thanks to our sponsor, Above Ground Art Supplies, for supporting artists’ awards — helping us to celebrate outstanding achievement across media.

People’s Choice Award

*VOTE for your favourite artists and have a chance to WIN art! Cast your ballot at the Artists’ Network booth. Look for the “I Gave Art” sign onsite in participating artists booths.

Check out participating artists and the art you could WIN

Layne Verbeek, Penna Ring

Meet local fine artists

Over 165 artists featuring work ranging from paintings to glasswork and everything in between.

Visit Artist Galleries

Zoey Zoric, Last Piece

A 2-Day Outdoor Art Show

* Saturday, June 2, 2018: 11:00am – 6:00pm

* Sunday, June 3, 2018: 11:00am – 6:00pm


Riverdale ArtWalk 2018 could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors.

A show of this size has significant expenses and is underwritten only by sponsor contributions and artist fees (we do not charge artists any commission on sales). The Artists’ Network is a registered not-for-profit entity.

Riverdale ArtWalk is celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2018, and in early 2017 artists voted it the best outdoor art show in Toronto. Approximately 16,000 people visit during the 2 days in early June. That’s an impressive number that your company could be exposed to. For more information on sponsorship email Angela or Kate or call us at 416-465-0302.