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, also see our contact page.
Please note our 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 the month of August.
Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2 - 4 p.m.
Selected work by Creative Spirit studio artists, Gabe Anderson, Catharine Little and Marc Labonte, created over the past six years, has been chosen for a special exhibition travelling to Japan for two exhibitions in March 2014.
Our 2013 exhibition will show individual works by these artists, created in our studio. Over the next 10 months the public is invited to watch as these artists work with Japanese artist Yuriko Kubota and create new art on Japanese papers (provided by The Japanese Paper Place).
The Japanese Paper Place has generously sponsored the 2014 exhibition and is providing traditional hand-made Japanese papers.
Thank you to the buyers, volunteers, donors and artists and everyone who make “Straight From the Heart” event possible. We’ve successfully raised enough money to pay for our property taxes and insurance for this part of the year, $4,290!
Thank you, for your ongoing support and for attending the annual “Straight from the Heart” art auction and always being available with the generousity which comes straight from your heart!
Join us for our Annual Silent and Live Fundraising Auction Exhibition/Preview/Auction of art works by Creative Spirit Artists and contemporary Canadian Artists. The live and final silent auction is: Saturday February 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Our fundraising art auction is a unique opportunity to acquire contemporary Canadian art. It's a must-see event for new, young collectors and an opportunity to purchase original, art treasures at affordable prices and to support artists living with disabilities.
Bid on Inuit sculptures donated from the Cape Dorset Cooperative including works by Pootoogook Jaw, Palaya Qiatsuk and Joanasie Manning (see below); Art Brut, created in our studios; art donated by artists and art collectors; a print by Carl Beam; and art by Mendelson Joe; Cynthia Kemerer, Kristine Erglis, Janet Basmadjian, Robert J. Anderson, Vitali Zelinski, Will Kennedy, and many more artists including a work by the late William Ronald of Painter's Eleven.
*Bid on Leafs and Raptors Sports events:
Thursday April 18, Gold section 2 tickets New York Islanders vs Maple Leafs. (Reserve bid. $300).
Friday March 1 at 7pm. First row Gold Section, 2 tickets! Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers (Reserve bid $300).
And bid on a wonderful selection of Chocolates from Stubbe: www.stubbechocolates.com
Creative Spirit Art Centre depends on fundraising and donations to keep our public art gallery/studio alive.
Please, help keep the artists who paint, “Straight From the Heart”; in their art home. Come and see artwork given, “Straight From the Heart” by artists and from collectors, art dealers and those who care about unique art. Come play your part and participate in the, “Straight From the Heart” Fundraising Art Auction.
Below are studio artists Gabe and Gilles with some of his new work in the foreground (left).
Nice to see everyone out to the opening for Robert J. Anderson's tribute and retrospective on the weekend. In the photos below, old friends, sketchbooks, the painting Red Sky At Night, (top right). The extensive exhibition continues through February 2, 2013.