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Desire Lines Exhibition Opening Reception
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Desire Lines Exhibition Opening Reception

‘Desire Lines’ is an exhibition of ten contemporary artists who identify as newcomers and/or refugees to Toronto and are members of Akin Collective. Similar to the ways that multiple ambitions may shift and combine before being set in a concrete path, this collection of work expresses the unifying experiences that exist within individual paths.

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Maldewin Weskijinu / Blood Soaked Soil Public Launch
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Maldewin Weskijinu / Blood Soaked Soil Public Launch

All are welcome to attend the free public launch of Maldewin Weskijin.

Artist, writer, and illustrator Louis Esmé (Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Irish) is a Two-Spirit, non-binary person, and co-founder of Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak Bluejays Dancing Together Collective, which gathers knowledge, stories, and desires for re-urbanized Two-Spirit people and their relations.

They have created eight distinct clay areas in the Gardiner to represent the eight Mi’kmaqi districts. Made during a six-month residency at AkinCollective's studios, these districts feature conical vessels that reference ancestral Wabanaki forms. They are activated by visitors and through an audio installation by musician Christa Couture.

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Valentine's Card Making Party
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine's Card Making Party

Akin Projects and Farside Studio are excited to present this casual, drop-in crafting party! Join us in the studio and make a card for your best friend, neighbour, significant other, worst enemy or a complete stranger! All materials are provided. Please note this is a 19+ event. 

You will be provided with one card per PWYC donation (donations go to Akin Projects, registered not-for-profit arts organization). The cards are made of heavy-duty hemp card stock, cut and scored to make a 4”x6” card. Each card comes with a brightly-colored 4”x6” envelope. You can decorate the card and envelope however you wish!

Decorating supplies will be provided including:
- a variety of coloured and patterned paper
- pencil crayons, markers and pens
- watercolour paints and brushes
- spirograph
- stamps and ink
- stickers
- stencils
- scissors
- glue
- glitter, beads, ribbon and more!

Feel free to bring additional supplies!

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Akin & Queers for Dinner Potluck Party
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Akin & Queers for Dinner Potluck Party

Bring your appetite, creative side, and a tasty vegetarian dish to share and join Akin and Queers for Dinner for an evening of comfort food, great conversation and a special art-making collage activity. All are welcome - bring friends and some tasty treats! Vegetarian soup, bread and some yummy mac and cheese will be provided.

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 Akin Creative: Card Making Party!
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Akin Creative: Card Making Party!

Akin Projects and Farside Studio are excited to present this casual, drop-in crafting party! Join us in the studio and make a card for your best friend, neighbour, significant other, worst enemy or a complete stranger! All materials are provided. 

You will be provided with one card per PWYC donation (donations go to Akin Projects, registered not-for-profit arts organization). The cards are made of heavy-duty hemp card stock, cut and scored to make a 4”x6” card. Each card comes with a brightly-colored 4”x6” envelope. You can decorate the card and envelope however you wish!

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Akin Creative: Card Party!
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Akin Creative: Card Party!

Come make a card! You could make a card for Mothers Day or maybe an upcoming birthday? Make a card for your lover, best friend, enemy or a stranger! Maybe you want to make a card for yourself :)

This is a casual, social hands-on work session for you to have some fun with glitter and glue and make a card or two! Bring a friend, a snack, and your creativity!

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Akin Show & Tell #54
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #54

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

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Akin Projects Skillshare - Books We Love / Akin Library Launch
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Projects Skillshare - Books We Love / Akin Library Launch

Do you love books? Do you create them? How is your art practice influenced by books? Do books inspire you? Are they sources of information or something more? When does a book become art? What book would you recommend to other artists?

We will discuss all this and more at our next Skillshare for Creative Professionals

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Akin / Farside Studios: VHS Fantasy Drink and Draw
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Akin / Farside Studios: VHS Fantasy Drink and Draw

Akin Projects and Farside Studios invite you to Farside for a night of fantasy, romance and adventure! Bring your sketchbook and a friend, settle in for three classic films and draw the night away! First film starts at 7pm but feel free to join us at anytime!

Free to attend, limited seating, bring your own drawing supplies (no wet/messy media please). Drawing is not mandatory, but encouraged.

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Akin Show & Tell 50!
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell 50!

Akin Collective members and friends gather together on the last Wednesday of every month to share their creative work, and work-in-progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Bring a friend or two, bring some work to show, bring some snacks and drinks! Come for the conversation or just to meet people and hang out and celebrate with us!

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Akin Pumpkin Party
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Akin Pumpkin Party

Come carve with us! We'll have your pumpkin ready for you, some cold beverages in the studio, and pumpkin spice everything. Please bring your own carving items.

Reserve yourself a spot and get yourself a lil' pumpkin and candle at the party $5. Space is limited, reserve your seat here: https://www.universe.com/pumpkinparty

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