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About the Festival


CultureShock Community Arts Festival is a FREE all-ages multi-day festival hosted by UrbanArts Community Arts Council each August in Central West Toronto. CultureShock is a community-driven festival that celebrates and showcases the artistic vibrancy of our community and the diverse cultural backgrounds of local residents within York-South Weston. In it’s 12th year running, CultureShock provides a forum and a space for artists from the area and across the city to showcase their talent and craft, including dance, music, visual arts, and spoken word.



THU AUG 10

OFFICIAL KICK-OFF

A reception with drinks & appetizers, the CultureShock Festival kick-off will feature a gallery exhibition of photos and a collection of 6-word stories from the City of Toronto’s “My City My Six” initiative.
• Movie screening outdoors for families

Location: 5 Bartonville Ave. East Toronto, ON – Starts at 6:30PM

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FRI AUG 11

BEAT-BATTLE & TALENT SHOW

Children’s Talent Show: 2 pm – 3pm
(St. Bernard Catholic School, 12 Duckworth St, Toronto, ON)
• Participants from local summer camps perform in our annual Children’s Talent Show in front of parents and supporters

BEAT-BATTLE: Doors open at 6:00pm
(5 Bartonville Ave. East, Toronto, ON)
In celebration of our community music programs, beat-makers represent their programs and battle it out in a team format.

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SAT AUG 12

BLOCK PARTY

1 pm – 9 pm
All-day arts extravaganza including live musical performances, dance & beat-making workshops, live art competition, dance cypher, dj sets, and art exhibition. Enjoy interactive art-making at it’s finest, only at UrbanArts!

Location: 5 Bartonville Ave. East, Toronto, ON (Indoor & Outdoor)

PERFORMERS

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J-SOUL

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SUPREME SWISS

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$HEED

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JEWELZ

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LAZZ

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JESSICA WILLIAMS

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GENE ONE

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JUVON TAYLOR

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Location

  • Event Location
    5 Bartonville Ave. East
    Toronto, ON M6M 2B1, Canada
  • Call Us
    (416)241-5124
  • Email Us
    admin@urbanartstoronto.org

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