Propeller Centre For The Visual Arts The
984 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1H1
The creativity and resources of a community power this unique gallery space.
|Getting There |||Queen streetcar or Ossington bus|
|Cross Street |||Queen and Ossington|
|Wed-Sat 12PM-6PM, Sun 12PM-5PM, Mon-Tue closed|
Profile Last Updated: December 22, 2008
An organization established in 1996 to give visual artists curatorial and commercial control over their creations, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts provides a professional venue for exhibitions along with technical support and promotion. More than a gallery space, it serves as a community where artists discuss concepts, exchange information and experiences, and generate ideas.
Propeller Centre For the Visual Arts features solo exhibitions from its active members, who also act as volunteers for other events throughout the year. What began as a project for graduating students from the Ontario College of Art and Design, the centre attracts thousands of visitors in the thick of the West Queen West gallery district, to events like slide review nights, potluck meetings and artist talks. The networking benefits of the centre are accessible to all art enthusiasts.
The exhibitions featured at the Propeller Centre For the Visual Arts include projects from patients at the nearby Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, classes from various post-secondary institutions showing off their projects, and the work of emerging art collectives. The gallery hosts an annual fundraising show and raffle each Valentine’s Day, and exhibits are tied to seasonal and current events, including a group show inspired by the global warming debate.