Art Gallery

Artist with painting

The annual Skylark Youth Art Gallery gives artists, aged 13 to 25, a place to exhibit and sell their artwork. It’s open to every young person in the city.

Run by youth for youth, The Gallery provides a space for young people to express themselves. It serves to build community awareness and acceptance of youth and issues concerning youth and fosters, recognizes and showcases the incredible strengths, talents and diversity amongst Toronto’s youth community.

Our Youth Committee is involved every step of the way. Working together with Skylark’s facilitators and volunteers from the community, they develop skills in gallery curation, graphic design, event planning and communications. And they earn 40 to 50 community service hours along the way that can be used towards their high school diploma.

The Gallery welcomes the opportunity to work with community partners and highlight the accomplishments of youth in your programs or schools. Contact us if you are a teacher or community worker and would like to learn more about how you can connect your youth with The Gallery.

Interested in joining the Youth Committee?

Each October, we host an Open House for youth aged 14 to 21 who are interested in participating on the Youth Committee. For information on the Open House and the opportunity to join the Youth Committee, please check back periodically and follow us on Facebook.

Call for Submissions

Every Spring, we call for submissions and invite all youth who are residents of Toronto and between the ages of 13 to 25, to bring their art – any format, style or medium – to our Head Office located at 40 Orchard View Blvd, Unit 255, in Toronto. More details will be available on our website several months prior to our annual March deadline for submissions. Please check back periodically and follow us on Facebook.

Questions? 

To contact us, please email Fiona Lacey, Youth and Community Engagement Facilitator, or call her at 416-482-0081 x 269.

Updates:

Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel the Skylark Youth Gallery’s Opening Reception scheduled for April 2nd, 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation, and are looking into alternate ways of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Youth Gallery, either through an online (video) version or through re-scheduling the exhibition at a later time. We will post any updates to this page and social media.

For Art Submissions: We are extending our artwork submission deadline! With many young people at home, we encourage you to use your creativity and create a piece of artwork for the Skylark Youth Gallery. We will announce an artwork submission deadline once we have a date confirmed. In the meantime, please submit your artwork online, by e-mailing a photo of your artwork to Fiona at Fiona.lacey@skylarkyouth.org and a completed copy of your Art Submission Form, available here.

For Performers: We will still be looking for youth performers for the Skylark Youth Gallery – virtually! Please submit a video of your performance and a completed copy of your Performance Application, available for download here. Videos and applications can be sent to Fiona at Fiona.lacey@skylarkyouth.org.

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