Mark your calendar for the 2022 edition of ARTATTACK!, the annual art auction and fundraiser for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, taking place on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Buddies. Doors open at 7pm with a live auction starting at 8pm. 

ARTATTACK! is one of Toronto’s best-loved and most outrageous art auctions – an Oz-inspired Emerald City themed art party will serve as the backdrop to this year’s event. The night offers art aficionados and novices alike an exclusive chance to scoop up work by over 60 visual artists and enjoy an unforgettable night full of surprises. 

The ARTATTACK! live auction is a showcase of works from some of the biggest up-and-coming artists in Toronto. In addition, the ever-popular Tuck Shop is back, selling unique art pieces and limited edition prints at set prices, with a range of purchase options for all ARTATTACK! guests. Featured artists include Jess Dobkin, General Idea, Tessar Lo, Zachari Logan, Ashlee Marcus, Farihah Aliyah Shah, Michael Snow, Daryl Vocat, Lan Florence Yee, and many more.

The Artist Limited Edition Prints have been a favourite at ArtAttack! since it was introduced in 2013. Buddies commissions a celebrated Canadian artist for an original work, available only at ArtAttack! with all proceeds supporting artistic and community programs at Buddies. This year’s selection is from Toronto and New York City-based Jessica Thalmann, whose piece, Reflections (Highway 407), will be available as prints at a set price of $185, with additional framing options available through our framing partner Akasha Art Projects.

Thursday, November 10, 2022m, 7PM Doors | 8PM Live Auction, Tickets $44

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12, Alexander Street, Toronto ON Box Office 416.975.8555

Curatorial Committee Malik McKoy, Tak Pham, Troy Seidman & Andrew Zealley, Tuck Shop guest curator Flamingo Market. Hosted by Ryan G. Hinds. Auctioneer Charlene Nero

Tuck Shop offers an astounding collection of artist multiples, limited edition prints, and gorgeous goodies from local artisans, co-curated by the award-winning Flamingo Market. These items are available for purchase online or at the event, alongside this year’s limited edition artist multiple, by Toronto-based Jessica Thalmann. Grab your ticket and come ready to raise your paddle on November 10. Packed full of tasty treats, sexy surprises, and the very best in contemporary art, this year’s Oz-inspired Emerald City-themed ARTATTACK! will be a huge fundraiser for the world’s largest and longest-running queer theatre, and an event you don’t want to miss.

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