Riverdale ArtWalk 2018

June 2 – 3, 2018, Jimmie Simpson Park and Recreation Center

870 Queen Street East, Toronto

Free – Rain or Shine!

Riverdale ArtWalk is open to the public and free of charge. It is an excellent opportunity to talk to local artists and engage in conversations about their work, process and inspiration. Artists will be available at their booth spaces for you to see, experience, and purchase their original artworks during the following hours. We hope you connect and enjoy the day!

Riverdale ArtWalk is a 2-Day Outdoor Art Show


June 2, 2018

11:00am – 6:00pm


June 3, 2018

11:00am – 6:00pm

Riverdale ArtWalk

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 our draw to WIN art, 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.

Exhibition Map

Riverdale ArtWalk is located in Jimmie Simpson Park at 860 Queen Street East and inside the Recreation Center.

Riverdale ArtWalk 2018 Map


Over 175 Artists INDOORS & OUTDOORS

WIN! Enter our Draw

Don’t Forget to Enter our Draw and you could WIN!

Cast your ballot online or at the Artists’ Network booth located along Queen Street East.

Look for the “I Gave Art” sign onsite in participating artists booths.

Check out participating artists and the art you could WIN

Kate Taylor – 2017 Recipient of People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

Please complete a ballot to nominate your favourite artist to win the People’s Choice Award.



Above Ground Art Supplies – Artist Awards

Above Ground Art Supplies Artist Awards recognizes excellence in achievement. Last years award winners include:

Best in Show Award: Lori Mirabelli

Best Painting Award: Debra Tate-Sears

Best Photography Award: Sandy Middleton

Christopher Hayes – Best Mixed Media/Other Award: Cate McGuire

Best New to Show Award: Stephen Hayes

Best Printmaking Award: Michelle Purchase

Honourable Mention: Stavros Stavropoulos

Gallery Wall

Get a good overview of participating artists by visiting the featured Gallery Wall at the Artists’ Network booth. Booth numbers enable you to find the work you love quickly and easily.

Art in the Shop Preview

May 25 – June 7th

Queen Street Coffee shops, stores, boutiques and the Artists’ Network Gallery are previewing Riverdale ArtWalk artists — recognized not only within our city, but nationally and internationally. We encourage you to discover the richness of Toronto’s East End.

Children’s Creativity Space

Indoors — Jimmie Simpson Centre

Blue Crow Gallery is excited to have an art activity booth at this years Riverdale Art Walk. We will be hosting a printmaking station where you can create your own small piece with us. Drop by and learn the printmaking process and take part in the fun.

Experience “A Conversation With Yourself”

An installation to support mental health awareness. Please, take a moment to sit and stop time… and have a conversation with yourself. Located indoors the Jimmie Simpson Community Centre Gym


Thank you to our wonderful SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS. We couldn’t do it with out you!

If you are interested in volunteering at the show, please let us know.

Food & Drink

We will have two food vendors selling food in the park: La Lemonada and La Fiesta. There are many wonderful restaurants along Queen Street that offer fantastic options.


This 2.6 hectare park just east of Broadview Avenue on Queen Street East features a ball diamond, multipurpose sports field, lit hockey rink, two lit tennis courts, basketball courts and a children’s playground. Adjacent to the park is this Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre.




Taste the best of the hood & enjoy music beats in the heart of Queen Street East.

Learn more

Getting here:

Jimmie Simpson Park and Recreation Center is located at 860 Queen Street East, 4 blocks east of the Don Valley.


We’re on Queen Street, so the 501 Queen streetcar or bus is the route, and the Booth Avenue stop is right at the park.


It will be difficult, but there are pay lots in the neighbourhood, and street parking, but please be polite to our neighbours on the surrounding residential streets.

Public Washrooms

Restrooms are located inside Jimmie Simpson Recreation Center.

For more information contact the Artists’ Network.