1 Toronto Art Expo has the most competitive pricing and is the most cost-effective way to gain exposure for your work on an international stage. Show off your newest originals and artists, network in a strong business market, set the trends for the 2011 season and get an edge on your competitors.
2 Due to Canada's strong art business economy, a proven ability to consistently attract tens of thousands of buyers, and the show's willingness to make art fairs fun and strategically effective for your business, this event is the future of our industry for both galleries and independent artists in an intensely and effectively synergistic setting. It has matured to become the opportunity of the year for galleries, publishers and independent artists to affect, support and witness the dynamic expansion of our industry by this marketing platform.
3 Toronto is Canada's largest city and the financial center of the country. The city's strong economy breeds consumer confidence--Canada has been spared from the recent global recession. Even better, more than 6 million people are within an hour's drive of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and 120 million North Americans are within an hour's flight or a one-day drive or train from cities like Chicago, New York, Montreal, Philadelphia, Boston and Detroit.
4 Going into its ninth season and established as Canada's premier arts and cultural event, it is officially patronized by the Governor General of Canada.
5 The show has consistently demonstrated a proven track record of putting its exhibitors' interests first. Show officials reinvest all resources in order to ensure the exhibitors' success.
6 Toronto Art Expo is the largest and most consistent promotional campaign of any art exhibition in Canada. With the largest print and art journal media, radio and television positions--as well as other platforms such as direct mail, transit shelters, expressway billboards and e-marketing--contributing to the many tens of millions of ad impressions each year, visitors come and are prepared long in advance to budget for an art investment.
7 The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in the downtown theatre district, is among the largest facilities in the world for conventions, trade and consumer shows. With hundreds of feet in booth directions (the 2011 Expo will take 140,000 square feet) free of encumbering posts and with high vaulting ceilings and a glorious north lit exposure of cascading glass, it is amongst the world's most eloquent and gracious venues supporting a fine arts exposition. The MTCC is noted for its ease to work with in the freedom for exhibitors to set up displays, lighting etc., and with drive-on floor capabilities.
8 Unique to most art shows, Toronto most art shows, cultural music and dance experience to attract the caliber of clientele with the sophistication to appreciate fine art and purchase it as well. The Expo has hosted performers from Japan, Korea, Quebec, Indonesia, the legendary Jon Hendriks with Jane Bunnett and the Divas of Jazz and Havana Social Club, as well as the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey.
9 With Art Business News, Toronto Art Expo will continue its tradition as a great consumer show but also as the trade-focus event for eastern North America with its premier Diamond Section.