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PLUS Art Festival 2018 (June 7-10)

Opening Public Reception:
Thursday, June 7th 2018, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Exhibition Hours:
Friday, June 8th – Hours: 11am-8pm
Saturday, June 9th – Hours: 11am-6pm
Sunday, June 10th – Exhibition Hours: 11am-6pm


PLUS Art Festival (PLUS AF) is a national exhibition and celebration of Canadian artists who have a Master of Fine Arts degree. Hosted at the Gladstone Hotel from June 8 – 10 2018, the festival celebrates the next generation of artists with rigorous risk-taking artistic practices across a broad range of disciplines including Drawing/Painting, Sculpture/Installation, Performance, Photography, Textile/Fiber, Film/Video and Printmaking.

PLUS will encompass newly commissioned artworks, a group exhibition, programming series and film screenings. PLUS AF advances edgy, overlooked and under represented emerging artists producing contemporary art in Canada. It also builds a thriving community through artistic production and dynamic programming including artist talks, workshops, panels and screenings. PLUS does this by collaborating with artists, government partners, media, associations, and local businesses to build a robust and agile platform for showing and talking about interdisciplinary contemporary fine art practice.


Aaron MacLeanAnastasia KapodistriasBrian HoadDavid GriffinDavid SalazarFrances ThomasJames OlleyJill PriceJoanna StrongJoy WongKatherine ChildsMatthew TruemanMengduo ZhangMyken McDowellNegar TajgardanRussna KaurSarah ClaydonSteven PapadopoulosThomas HaskellXristia Trutiak


PLUS AF will offer additional exposure during the run of the fair through extensive programming. In addition to the four-day exhibition, PLUS AF will provide a curated series of talks that reflect the contemporary art scene, featuring a variety of speakers and focusing on the Canadian contemporary art scene with a range of influential speakers currently prominent in their respective fields.

Click-Bait & Open Letter Wars: New Issues in the Digital Sphere of Art Criticism
Date: Sunday June 10th, 11:00AM – 12:30PM, 2018
Location: The Ballroom, Gladstone Hotel
Suggested Donation: $10.00 (BUY TICKETS HERE)

New Currents in Art Collecting: Examining Influences and Trends in Various Art Markets
Date: Sunday June 10th, 1:00PM – 2:30PM, 2018
Location: The Ballroom, Gladstone Hotel
Suggested Donation: $10.00 (GET TICKETS HERE)

Award Fever: The Proliferation of the Art Prize
Date: Sunday June 10th, 3:00PM – 4:30PM, 2018
Location: The Ballroom, Gladstone Hotel
Suggested Donation: $10.00 (GET TICKETS HERE)


PLUS Art Festival & The Gladstone Hotel want to offer You a VIP night on the town! Enter to win a night in one of Gladstone’s famous artist designed rooms created by Canada’s top artist Allyson Mitchell, along with complimentary passes for you and a guest to our private VIP/ Media preview for the 2018 festival, and, admissions to all of our Featured Talk Series presented by the who’s who of #CanadianArts. Winner is announced on June 1st.


Perfectly positioned between two of Toronto’s most creative neighbourhoods West Queen West and Parkdale, the Gladstone Hotel is a meeting place for local creatives and travellers.

Keep Six Contemporary Arts is a non-profit arts organization based in Toronto since 2010, dedicated to representing, supporting and promoting the arts nationally and internationally. We organize public events and exhibitions as well as educational programs that attract and engage artists, organizations and the community.

With Support from: AkimboAkau Framing & Art IncARTiculationsCMagazineGladstone HotelMuseumpros Art Services Inc.Smokestack @plusartfestival