Event Information

The 2nd annual Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Street Fair will be held on Saturday August 18, 2012 from 11:00am to 10:00pm, rain or shine, on Bloor Street West between Dufferin Street and Montrose Avenue.

This FREE, family-friendly event will feature:

* Sidewalk sales and promotions offered by Bloorcourt businesses

* A  marketplace of “arts & crafts”, “green” and “creative” living vendors

* A live amateur wrestling match for the “1st annual Bloorcourt Cup” at 3:00pm, on the north side of Concord Avenue , produced by Fight! Brand

* Two performance areas, one at Westmoreland & Bloor and the other at Roxton & Bloor

* Extended outdoor patios at local bars and restaurants until 10pm

* A children’s games and ride area all day long

* Children’s activities organized by The Children’s Storefront:

11am – 4pm – Shaw & Bloor
http://bloorcourt.com/arts-and-crafts-fair
http://www.childrensstorefront.com/

11:30am-12:30pm
The Brothers Leung
“Meet local Toronto creators, The Brothers Leung, for a reading of their new picture book: The Pirate Girl’s Treasure – An Origami Adventure.
This will be followed by an interactive origami workshop.
Hands-on fun for the whole family!”
www.thebrothersleung.com

1:30pm-2pm
Singer / Songwriter, Abigail Lapell
“Drawing from a deep well of folk, indie and traditional influences, Abigail Lapell has made music her whole life. The Toronto singer has won over audiences of all musical stripes with her contagious melodies, evocative lyrics and heart-stopping voice—a combination that draws comparisons to early Cat Power, Sandy Denny or a stormier Nathalie Merchant.”
https://www.facebook.com/AbigailLapell
http://www.myspace.com/abigaillapell
http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Abigail-Lapell

2:30pm-3pm
Singer / Songwriter, Howard Buckstein
Howard writes and records music for kids and adults. His albums have aired on the CBC and college radio across Canada and the US. Rich Terfry of CBC Radio introduced his music by saying “He searches for words at the bottom of wells”. Howard’s album for kids, Disgustifying, is available at itunes.

12:30pm-2:30pm
Leo Lingas – Caricature & Illustration’s
Come and have your Caricature drawn. A one of a kind keepsake!
http://www.leolingas.com/Leo_Lingas/About.html
http://www.leoillustrator.com/

11am-4pm – Show times throughout the day!
“Oparty Party Show” by Busker Performer, Opar
Come enjoy Opar hammer a nail up his nose, twist fanciful balloons, contort himself through a tennis racquet, swallow swords, & juggle machetes & fire!!

* Plus much more!