When the pandemic began in 2020, ArtHeart closed its studio in order to keep our participants safe. Like everyone in the city, we locked down, social distanced and masked up. But we also decided to reach out to the wider arts community with a special project called ArtConnectsTO! It's an Instagram account dedicated to sharing the works of Toronto artists who are painting their way through the pandemic.
As we enter the third year of Covid-19, we are incredibly grateful to the artists participating in ArtConnectsTO. Their work has lifted spirits and created a supportive community. Follow us @artconnectsto on Instagram and see for yourself. And, if you would like to join this campaign, send us images of your art along with a few sentences about how art has helped you cope during these difficult times. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe and creative!
Here are some of the beautiful paintings shared on ArtConnectsTO!