1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

The State of the Arts: Living With Culture in Toronto

edited by Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio and Jonny Dovercourt

The highly anticipated follow-up to last fall's successful uTOpia: Towards a New Toronto, The State of the Arts explores the Toronto arts scene from every angle. The essays consider the big-ticket and the ticket-free, from the Opera House and the CNE to the accidental art of graffiti eradication and underground hip-hop. In between, you’ll find considerations of art in the suburbs, how business uses the arts to sell condos, questions of arts infrastructure and a look at Toronto on film and a history of small press publishing. You’ll read about the fine line between party and art, the trials of being a capitalist in a sea of left-wing artists, the power of the internet to create arts communities and a plea for venues that cater to musicians as well as their kids.

The State of the Arts will launch on Sunday, November 26, at The Gladstone Hotel. The all-day party will run from 2:00 in the afternoon to the late evening, with panel discussions, activities and great musical acts in the evening. Mark your calendars now. The State of the Arts book launch is a This Is Not A Reading Series event.

Official Website: http://www.chbooks.com

Added by cwhardwi on October 23, 2006