The last weekend in October is always a busy Art with a capital A time in Toronto. Art Toronto, the annual art fair at the convention centre is an exciting showcase of contemporary art (that sells). A good summary video is here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTLgOG5P0ME&t=1s
Perhaps more exciting for the illustrator is the 3rd edition of the Art Book Fair, also held at the convention centre. Accessible, innovative and exciting – it is a showcase of book arts and ephemera.
Taken from the website – http://www.editiontoronto.com/
/edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions.
/edition Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and International art book initiatives. Vendors at /edition represent a diverse cross-section of mediums and interests, as well as a wide range of locales spanning Ontario, Canada, and Internationally.
In our third year, 3/edition Art Book Fair will run from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28, 2018. Last year, over 10,000 visited 2/edition, and perused a wide range of artist’s books, editions, and ephemera representative of the timely, groundbreaking trends in this field today.
3/edition will continue to program auxiliary, educational programming in collaboration with our vendors, contributors, and programming sponsors, in hopes of furthering our mandate and the pedagogy of art-book making and collecting.