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The Creative Spirit Art Centre provides art education and studio space for people with disabilities. Feel free to browse our site and contact us on how you can become a member, make a donation or let us know if you're aware of an individual who could make use of our resources (csac@creativespirit.on.ca). Visit our contact page.

Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Open Saturdays for scheduled events. See our announcements online or become a member and join our mailing list! We're closed on all statutory holidays and throughout the month of August.

Creative Arts Marketing Conference

Conference, June 2, Metro Toronto Hall, Toronto, Canada

The Conference was a wonderful success! Thank you all for attending, supporting and taking part. Talks about developing employment opportunities and marketing opportunities for professional artists with disabilities will still go on with various government ministries in order to make this happen - we are excited and hopeful. Being an artist helps to validate just who they are - it is vital.

Photos Left to Right: MPP for Davenport, Christina Martins (with Gabe Anderson) and Minister of Community and Social Services Helena Jazcek. Right: Dr. Pamela Cushing (keynote speaker) is with the Disability Studies program at King's University College, Western University, London ON.
More photoshttps://flic.kr/s/aHskBU5eFX 

Creative Spirit Art Centre Conference for Creating Employment and Marketing for Professional Artists with disabilities - attendees and speakers, supporters

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Creative Spirit Art Centre - 24th Anniversary Celebration!

MAY 29, 2016

We celebrated our 24th Anniversary. Thank you all for being there, caring, giving, and supporting us from the the beginning in 1992 to today! Sincerely the Creative Spirit Artists.

Photo Top to Bottom: Celebration, Thistledown - Robert McDonald, Naomi Norquay & Rob Norquay, Helen Garcia & Oliver Pavao, Will Kennedy, Celebration gets started at the Creative Spirit Art Centre. More photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxUVueX

24th Anniversary Celebration at the Creative Spirit Art Centre 1992-2016

 

Creative Spirit Art Centre - Closed June 2, 2016

Creative Spirit Art Centre will be closed June 2, 2016 for our Very Special Artists • Art, Education, Employment, Disabilities Conference at the Metro Hall, Toronto.

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1992-2016 - 24 years of Creative Spirits

all kinds of hearts painted in all kinds of ways and colours in a checker board style with large words in white ontop saying TURNING 24

May 7 - June 24

Anniversary Celebration:
Sunday May 29th - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Join us in a celebration of tenacity and the human spirit itself as we celebrate our 24th birthday. More than two decades ago, a tiny public art gallery and studio opened its doors and dedicated itself to artists with disabilities and the shattering of stigmas surrounding them. Today, the CSAC houses the only public art gallery collection dedicated to collecting Canadian Art Brut, outsider art and art by artists with disabilities. 

Music:
Thistledown - Robert McDonald, Naomi Norquay & Rob Norquay
Helen Garcia & Oliver Pavao 

Magic: Brandon Lee

Art: Gabe Anderson, Robert J. Anderson, Meiko Ando, Gilles Arseneault, Lynn Bremner, Kristine Erglis, Orhan Guven, Will Kennedy, Marc Labonté, Catharine Little, Barry Woo. The permanent collections include: The Huronia Regional Art Collection; Hanni Sager Mexican Folk Art Dolls; Cynthia Kermerer photography of Ethiopian, "Tombs and Tradition".

Cake: Bean & Baker ( info@beanandbaker.com )

Come celebrate with us!
Ellen and the rest of the Creative Spirits! 

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