PROFILE: Urban Arts

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Supported by the Ontario Arts Council and The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Urban Arts was founded in the early 2000’s by a group of people who loved art, drama, and performing in the Weston-Mount Dennis community. Their goal was to engage the youth about the importance of arts, and expressing themselves as a person. As their motto says, they strive to make a difference by “Engaging youth through the arts.”

Media Team member Sebastian showing magic tricks to the campers!

Media Team member Sebastian showing magic tricks to the campers!

The Urban Arts is a non-for-profit organization that offers many different programs such as music, dance, singing, cooking, visual arts, and leadership. Throughout the years, this organization has accommodated about 400 campers in their program!

The girls taking a picture while their karaoke is being set up

The girls taking a picture while their karaoke is being set up

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Kimberly at the Urban Arts studio

The camp provides six weeks of summer programming that serves more than 60 youth from 8 to 29 years old. Their purpose is to promote, engage, and facilitate cultural and community development opportunities between artists, arts organizations and community members.

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Campers baking cookies with Reggie

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Camper helping to mix in the ingredients

If you love the arts as much as these kids do, Urban Arts is the place to be!

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FOY STAF: (From left to right) Reggie, Kyle, Shameika, Andy, Brianna, Kimberly

Summary:

Organization:

Urban Arts

Location:

St. Bernard Catholic School

12 Duckworth St.

Toronto, ON

Dates/Time:

July 6th – August 14th

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact information:

Marlene McKintosh

info@urbanartstoronto.org

(416) 241-5124

Website:

http://www.urbanartstoronto.org

One thought on “PROFILE: Urban Arts

  1. ?All the best with the special work you do, take care and have an incredible summer!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Appreciation and Humility, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.” “In the end, the most important thing is not to do things for people who are poor and in distress, but to enter into relationship with them, to be with them and help them find confidence in themselves and discover their own gifts.” – J. Vanier ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*** ________________________________

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