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19 Oct 2019

Nia Centre For The Arts Hosting Toronto’s First Art Fair Exclusively Focused On Selling The Work Of Black Artists Featured

Nia Centre for the Arts, a charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora, is hosting A Black Art Fair, Toronto’s first-ever art fair to feature a line-up of entirely Black artists.

While art fairs can serve as an important catalyst for an artist's career, connecting them to new audiences and representatives from private galleries, the costs associated with participating can be expensive and out of reach for many artists and art patrons in the African-Canadian Community. In an effort to challenge this dichotomy and create a more accessible arts space for these groups, A Black Art Fair will showcase 40 plus works from over 25 emerging Black artists around the city.

"For too long, Black artists have been left out of the contemporary art landscape,” says Alica Hall, Nia Centre for the Arts Executive Director. “Buying artwork is one of the most powerful ways to support an artists’ career and ensure that the works we see in museums and galleries are reflective of all of our narratives."

The one-day event will also feature a seminar designed to support potential buyers in better understanding both the impact and value of buying Black art. This seminar will be hosted at the beginning of the fair and will be led by Alica Hall, alongside visual artists Gordon Shadrach and more.

What: Nia Centre for the Arts Presents: A Black Art Fair
Where: 524 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, ON
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Camera Call: 12:00 p.m.
Kick Off: 1:00 p.m.
Buying Black Art Seminar: 1:30 p.m.
Follow along here: #ablackartfair

About Nia Centre for the Arts
Founded in 2009, Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora. We create opportunities for young people to develop healthy identities and for communities to enhance their creative capacities. Our programming includes facilitation training, exhibitions, mentorship and culturally-specific arts experiences. To learn more please visit: www.niacentre.org.

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