Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010


This is the culmination of everything everyone behind the blog and on the blog has been working for!
So don't be shy about spreading the word:
September 11th and 12th 2010
11 - 5 PM and 11 - 4 PM
Kingston Galloway/Orton Park Bridge

It's time to bridge the gap.

Step by Step

On Tuesday, August 17th the Free Subtext Dance Workshops began! Dance Instructor Kevin Ormsby and his lovely assistant Darsel led the class of youth ages 13-21 from basic stretches to classic ballet stances to contemporary freestyle. It was an enjoyable afternoon and right off the bat we discovered that there were several backgrounds of dance in one room from a cheerleader to a European dance crew member. But the only thing that really counted was their love of dance and openness to whatever crazy thing Kevin would through at them next. Watch out for their group performance at the Subtext Festival!

But while you're here you might as well check out the photos I took ;)!

For more info about the workshops and their amazing instructors check out this website

Working Hard or...

No ands or buts! The team on the bridge is definitely working hard. After weeks of laying down the grey concrete background of changing seasons, colour has just been added. The colour after much deliberation is turquoise! Soon enough you will see turquoise animals, bugs, leave, plants and people enjoying leisurely activities.

A big thank you to all the volunteers that have come out every week! Anyways the works not done, so if you have some free time and a free hand join us on the KGO Bridge weekdays 9 - 4.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Graffiti Art Workshops under the KGO Bridge

On Saturday, August 14, Mural Routes is happy to be hosting free one hour graffiti art workshops under the KGO bridge. Led by gifted artist Mediah, the workshops will be held at the following times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am, 11:35 am- 12:35 pm, 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm, 2:05 pm - 3:16 pm. Topics covered will include: an introduction to graffiti art, safety issues and techniques. For more information about Mediah and his work, visit:
For more information about the workshops or attending, contact Cindy at 416-698-7322 /

This image was taken from:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Batik art

One more organization on board for the big day is the Contemporary Batik Guild. Contemporary Batik Guild is a group of young artists who are taught this unique style of art and are then given the opportunity to become leaders and entrepreneurs.

At the Subtext Festival they will have artists making batik art and will also be inviting people to learn the art form on-site. It will be a mini-workshop/exhibition.

The above image was taken off the contemporary batik blog.