TORONTO: The ALLSTYLE, a 360-foot long, 60-foot high mural painting was unveiled at Downsview Park on Saturday. ALLSTYLE is a massive mural collaboration creating space for BIPOC street artists, graffiti writers and muralists to express their best selves, cultural identity, and unique style with the aim to unite our communities. The mural brings together nine talented artists from across the style spectrum, shining light on all styles of mural expression, exploring themes of ancestry, ethnicity as well as inner strength and radiating one’s internal shine. It features the work of Curtia Wright, Danilo Deluxo, Elicser Elliott, Jacquie Comrie, Kreecha, MEDIAH, Moises Frank (Luvs), Ness Lee, and Yung Yemi (Adeyemi Adegbesan).
ALLSTYLE is a part of ALL CITY SHINE, a year long BIPOC street art exhibition curated by Danilo Deluxo at Downsview Park. From the massive 360 ft. mural to surrounding architecture, to digital works, artist interviews and multidisciplinary pieces, it uses public spaces as a canvas of expression for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and BIPOC artists to shine individually and collectively.
ALL CITY SHINE is part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art, 2021–2022 a year-long celebration of Toronto’s exceptional public art collection and the creative community behind it. Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, the City of Toronto is delivering major public art projects and commissions, citywide, from fall 2021 to fall 2022. Supporting local artists and new artworks that reflect Toronto’s diversity, ArtworxTO is creating more opportunities for Torontonians to engage with art in their everyday lives. This year, explore your city and discover creativity and community–everywhere. Visit artworxTO.ca for full details. ArtworxTO Hubs are spaces for artistic and community activity led by the next generation of curators, collectives and artists. Through exhibitions, activations, workshops and experiences, the hubs amplify local artistic identities, recognize their global vibrancy, and empower creative communities. Year-long hubs are located at Downsview Park, Scarborough Town Centre, Cloverdale Common and Union Station.