About ArtWalk in the Square

ArtWalk in the Square has moved ONLINE for 2020.

Due to Covid 19, our outdoor show has moved to ArtWalk in the Square ONLINE, connecting you with art lovers who can experience your art and shop from the safety of their own home!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to present your work to a wider audience!

ArtWalk in the Square Online runs Sept. 25- October 9th, 2020.

Friday, September 25, 2020, 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ArtWalk in the Square is a three-day, public fine art exhibition at the CF Shops at Don Mills. With over 90 established and emerging artists exhibiting painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, glass and sculpture, in a juried show featuring ONLY fine art. We anticipate 75 artists in tents and 20 artists in the Pop-up Gallery .

CF Shops at Don Mills is where fashion, dining and entertainment come outside to play. Visit Ontario’s first and finest open-air centre with exceptional shops, restaurants and services surrounding a lovely Town Square. This upscale centre hosts shops such as Anthropologie, Michael Kors and Roots combined with restaurants, coffee shops and the Cineplex VIP movie theatre.

Last year, the CF Shops at Don Mills tracked over 17,000 unique visitors during ArtWalk in the Square, with store sales up 2% over the weekend.

The Friday night will be a “Night Art Market” with lights and festivities! Once again, we will be offering the opportunity to participate in the Pop-Up Artists Network Gallery at the show. This is designed to give new or remote members the opportunity to participate without being onsite.

Artist Awards in Photography, Painting, Mixed Media, and Other Media have been created through exciting new sponsorships with local organizations and businesses. We are working with the local retailers to create additional showing opportunities such as cross promotions and a windows preview.

Please read our exhibition guidelines in detail before applying. The application must be completed in full, including the payment of required fees, to be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: We are aware that Yom Kippur starts at sundown on Sunday, September 27th and will work with you to enable you to participate in your traditions.

Important Dates

  • January 6, 2020: Applications open
  • February 10, 2020: Early Bird Deadline
  • March 16, 2020: Applications close
  • April 5, 2020: Notice of Acceptance and Wait List
  • June 8, 2020: Final date of Cancellation for full refund
  • July 19, 2020: Final date for Cancellation with 50% refund
  • July 20, 2020: No refunds after this date
  • June 23, 2020Orientation (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Submission Fee

ArtWalk in the Square Member Non-Member
Early Bird – deadline 11:50pm, Monday, February 10, 2020 $350 + 45.50 HST = $395.50 $450 + 58.50 HST = $508.50
Regular Submission – deadline 11:50pm, Sunday, March 16, 2020 $395 + 51.35 HST = $446.35 $525 + 68.25 HST = $593.25
Late Submission – deadline 11:50pm, Sunday July 5th, 2020 $445 + 57.85 HST = $502.85 $575 + 74.75 HST = $649.75

Other Costs

Artists are responsible for providing their own tent, grids etc. Rentals will be available. All booth spaces are 10’ x 10’. White tents are required. Collectives and shared booths are not permitted.

Artists’ Network does not take a commission on any sales during ArtWalk in the Square. All sales are the responsibility of the artists. Credit card processing is available onsite as part of membership.

Once again, carts will be available to rent for a minimal fee.

Cancellation Policy and Dates

Cancellations must be received in writing by the following dates:

  • On or before June 8, 2020full refund – $35 administration fee
  • From June 9 – July 19, 2020 – 50% refund – $35 administration fee
  • July 21 – September 18, 2020 – cancellations after July 15 will not receive a refund.

“Wonderful, supportive and collaborative arts community amongst participating artists, which means this is a fun and high energy show to be part of.”

Sharon Kirsh

Jury Details

ArtWalk in the Square is juried by arts professionals. They are looking for a consistent theme to the work, originality, and quality. Submitted images must be clear, sharp, and representative of what you will exhibit; rejected submissions are often due to poor quality images or photographs that have other elements (walls, frames) in the submission photo. Please be sure you follow submission requirements.


In partnership with the CF Shops at Don Mills, we heavily promote ArtWalk in the Square – via social media, postcard dissemination to high income neighborhoods, a substantial digital ad campaign and print ads. We promote our shows via social online event calendars and distribute our event guide to local hotels, restaurants and retail locations. In addition, we provide artists with the tools they need to promote their participation in our shows.

Automatic Acceptance for Artists’ Network Members – Early Bird Only

We value our members – if you are an Artists’ Network member and have shown in 2018, you are automatically eligible to participate in this year’s shows. You MUST be a member at the time of submission AND you must still complete a submission with images.

Applies to Early Bird submissions only.

Booth Selection

Booth allocation will be drawn at random in 3 batches: early bird, regular submission and late submission. If you have a specific request, please let us know during submission and we will attempt to place you in the best available booth that most closely matches your request when your name is drawn. Please be specific as possible (ie where booth 24 was last year vs the same spot I had last year). No guarantees of location are made and all locations are subject to change due to park conditions. We will do our best to accommodate any medical restrictions.

Artist Gallery

All accepted artists and galleries will be featured in our online gallery and listed in our event guide.

Code of Conduct

Artists’ Network is committed to always act with fairness, honesty, integrity and openness; respect the opinions of others and treat all with equality and dignity without regard to gender, race, colour, creed, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, disability, age, or sexual orientation. We expect the same from our artist members. We will not tolerate any abusive or threatening behaviour towards any member of our team. Refusal to comply with this policy may result in an artist being asked to leave the show.


If you have any questions or need help with your application, please contact Angela.