The land the Art Hut is situated on land that was once home to a large Indigenous community (pre 1830’s) before it became the location of the Parkdale train station (1850’s -1970’s) and then a centre of commerce/strip mall. Other more transient uses of the site have included a rail yard, a small factory, a mobile soup kitchen, a florist and a parking lot. In only 6 months, the empty storefront property will become a condo sales centre, and eventually a multi-story condominium will be erected. Until then, it will act as an extension of the Gladstone Hotel’s many experimental art-activated social spaces, facilitating new ideas, creative expression, collaboration, and new ways of experiencing art, culture and community.
Through this project, the Gladstone Hotel invites artists, collectives and organizations to explore how urban spaces are claimed and re-claimed and examine themes of temporality and transience. What do we imagine and hope will happen here in future and how do we build community in a post-gentrified neighbourhood?
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CURRENT ART HUT EXHIBITIONS
PAST ART HUT EXHIBITIONS
October 29 – Nov 14
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Interested in presenting a project, participating in a residency or being a vendor at our mini art markets? We would love to hear from you. Please contact GladstoneArtHut@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved in the Art Hut experience!