Curated by Imani Dominique and inspired by the aesthetics of local record stores, “The Gift Shop” is an interactive and immersive art gallery. Located at Stackt Market during Nuit Blanche and Art Month (September 23- October 22), this pop-up shop will sell prints from over 30 local QTBIPOC artists and create an environment that is conducive to art exploration and discovery.
Through engaging professional development workshops and creative activations hosted in the space, this program also provides emerging and mid-career artists with an opportunity to incubate their businesses and develop their entrepreneurial skills.
“The Gift Shop” features artwork by:
Alicia Reid, Anthony Gebrehiwot, bitchfits, Camille Kiffin, Chawntay Barrett, Christiana Ceesay, Connor Tadao (Flee Normality), Destinee Cray, Delali Cofie, Ehiko Odeh, Ella’s Precision, Gerda Boateng, Imani Dominique, Hammed . A. Babatunde, Jershotyou, Jet Bailey, Joseph Catalano, Laneigh Ramirez, Leslie Zani, Kaya Joan, Kayla Pierre, Kianna Sumitani, M. Falconer, Omar Abul Ata, Percy Eriamiator, Taija Grey (Jesussister), TT, Tyler Tabobondung Rushnell, Saint Haarlem, SARA, She Killed Art, ShuGgz, Sumeya Farah, Sydney Mia Gittens, and Sylver.
“The Gift Shop” is a space for artists to develop their business skills, build community, and celebrate their craft.
We're thrilled to invite you to our launch party on September 30, 2023. Come join us from 6-11 PM for a night filled with music, art, and immaculate vibes. Reserve your spot below!
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
Accessible Education. Economic Empowerment. Community First.
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Facilitated by Gerda Boateng
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Facilitated by LUMAS Canada
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Facilitated by Daniel Pink from Artists’ Legal Advice Services
7:00- 9:00 PM
Facilitated by Kelly Ross from Ross Professional Corporation
Date To Be Announced
Presented by Sarah Itamah and Imani Dominique
7:00- 10:00 PM
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Paint, Vinyls, and Brushes Included
Store Hours of Operation:
September 23- October 22
Tuesday - Sunday
“The Gift Shop” is presented by Imani Dominique with production support from Justin Campbell, Maliaka Lorde, Nyrie, Anushay Sheikh, Clayonté Gilroy, and Kiya Busby. “The Gift Shop” is sponsored by Stackt Market, TrakFve, Noha Collective, LUMAS Toronto, Artists’ Legal Advice Services, Gerda Boateng, and Ross Professional Corporation.
"The Gift Shop" is located at Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St Toronto ON Unit 5-101. This exhibition is free with the option to donate towards supporting future exhibitions. The launch party runs from 6-11 PM on September 30, 2023. Regular opening hours are from 12-8 PM EST from September 23- October 22. The show will be accessible both physically and digitally through a virtual space walkthrough, online store, and accessible seating. The virtual walkthrough will be available on imanidominique.com after September 24, 2023. Workshops held in the space are free and open to the public. Visit https://linktr.ee/thegiftshop.to register.
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Executive Director, Curator, Artist Management, Producer, PR, Sponsorships, Creative Director
Imani Dominique Busby
Documentary Team Co-Directors