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The Creative Spirit Art Centre provides art education and studio space for people with disabilities. Feel free to browse our site and contact us on how you can become a member, make a donation or let us know if you're aware of an individual who could make use of our resources (csac@creativespirit.on.ca). Visit our contact page.

Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Open Saturdays for scheduled events. See our announcements online or become a member and join our mailing list! We're closed on all statutory holidays and throughout the month of August.

1992-2016 - 24 years of Creative Spirits

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May 7 - June 24

Anniversary Celebration:
Sunday May 29th - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Join us in a celebration of tenacity and the human spirit itself as we celebrate our 24th birthday. More than two decades ago, a tiny public art gallery and studio opened its doors and dedicated itself to artists with disabilities and the shattering of stigmas surrounding them. Today, the CSAC houses the only public art gallery collection dedicated to collecting Canadian Art Brut, outsider art and art by artists with disabilities. 

Music:
Thistledown - Robert McDonald, Naomi Norquay & Rob Norquay
Helen Garcia & Oliver Pavao 

Magic: Brandon Lee

Art: Gabe Anderson, Robert J. Anderson, Meiko Ando, Gilles Arseneault, Lynn Bremner, Kristine Erglis, Orhan Guven, Will Kennedy, Marc Labonté, Catharine Little, Barry Woo. The permanent collections include: The Huronia Regional Art Collection; Hanni Sager Mexican Folk Art Dolls; Cynthia Kermerer photography of Ethiopian, "Tombs and Tradition".

Cake: Bean & Baker ( info@beanandbaker.com )

Come celebrate with us!
Ellen and the rest of the Creative Spirits! 

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Autism/Unframed/Reframed

Artist: Orhan Guven

Exhibition April 2 - 29th
Opening reception Saturday, April 2nd, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Orhan Guven Artwork

In honour of the United Nation's World Autism Awareness Day; April 2nd, Creative Spirit Art Centre presents artist, Orhan Guven's solo exhibition entitled "Autism/Unframed/Reframed". Orhan is a remarkably, talented artist who lives with autism. He creates works inspired by the cityscapes and architectural features of international cities of Toronto, New York City, Paris and Istanbul. His artwork explores the highly intricate relationship between perspective and structure.

Orhan's works are a part of the permanent collections of the Downtown Art Centre and the Exceptional Children's Foundation both located in Los Angeles. "Autism/Unframed/Reframed" will be his first solo exhibition in Toronto. We welcome you to see this highly transformative event which works to reframe negative misconceptions to positive realities about artists with autism.

Orhan's art demonstrates that the definition of Autism needs to be examined and redefined according to each individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. In Orhan's world, the definition needs to be unframed and reframed on viewing his art work. Refocus and review your insight on Autism by seeing how Orhan provides a unique visual art experience. 

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Straight from the Heart - February 9-27, 2016

Annual Fundraiser • Artists Helping Artists • Art Exhibition + Live Silent Auction

Check out our Pinterest site as we gradually add pieces that will be up for auction to our Straight from the Heart 2016 boardhttps://www.pinterest.com/Str82folio/

Straight from the Heart 2016 - Annual CSAC fundraiser 

Season's Greetings and Thank You!

December 21, 2015

Thank you to everyone who donated money and shared our "Giving Tuesday Goal" message. We raised the Hydro Bill for 2016 for a total of $2,915.91 - our goal was $3,000. Yes! The lights will stay on.

We would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a New Year filled with Joy, Health and Prosperity to all the generous spirits who support the artists at the Creative Spirit Art Centre with their gifts of time, talent, work, money and most of all for caring about people who are least able to ask for help.

Please note, we will be closed Thursday December 24th and will reopen January 5th.

Happy Holidays!
Ellen & The Creative Spirit Artists

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