The Art Slam


Many of us have heard of poetry slams. A bunch of talented poets come out to ignite the energy in a room with their poetic hearts and minds...

At Fresh Paint Studio we're doing something different...It's called The Art Slam.

Get ready for The Art Slam!

Join us for Fresh Paint Studio’s 3rd Annual Art Slam, an evening of art, music and passionate creativity.



On Friday, November 1 from 7pm-10pm, eight artists will enter into a live art competition and create their artistic pieces for an enthusiastic crowd of art lovers. The theme for the evening is ‘Speak Truth to Power’.

Artists will have one hour to create their pieces live and go from blank canvas to creative masterpieces.

When the hour is up and the brushes hit the floor, the audience will vote for their top two art creations. The top prize winners will receive a $100 gift card from Deserres and $50 gift card from Fresh Paint Studio.

The artwork that is created will also be auctioned off and partial proceeds from the sale of each piece will be donated to the Danforth East Community Association's (DECA's) 2020 Young Leaders Scholarship.

For this event, we have partnered with Muskoka Brewery to provide the beer!

Proceeds from all beer sales will go to support Danforth East Community Association's (DECA's) 2020 Young Leaders Scholarship fund.

The evening will also feature the musical vibes of DJ Marlove.

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Admission is Pay What You Can for a good cause!

Where: Fresh Paint Studio + Cafe - 1849 Danforth Ave.

When: 7pm - 10pm










Check out photos from our 2017 Art Slam

The Art Slam...

Rooted in the poetry slam concept brought to life with the vibrant energy of visual art.

The Art Slam is not just your typical way of creating and viewing art.  It transcends traditional ideas that many think of when they imagine how artists create their work – in solitude, and in silence with no accolades and definitely no applause.

The Art Slam is about creating artistic energy. Energy released from artists as their brushes bring their canvases to life. Energy released from the crowd as they cheer on their favorite artist and recognize endless talent as each artist creates their vision.

The Art Slam turns the traditional art experience on its head. It`s about entertainment. It`s about talent and creativity. It`s about experiencing art on another level.

What Happens at The Art Slam?

Eight visual artists. One cheering crowd. Eight artists will be selected to participate in The Art Slam. These selected artists will be given the theme of creation for the night when they arrive. They will then have one hour to create their pieces and express their artistic vision surrounded by a live audience and music being pumped out by the DJ of the night.

When the hour is up, artists will drop their paint brushes and then the slam is on!

Just like a poetry slam, the winner will be selected by the audience based on the energy, enthusiasm and volume of their applause.

Why Do Artists Slam?

It gives artists a chance to share their talents in an unconventional and rewarding way that many artists will never experience. It publicly affirms the creation process and exposes artists to an audience of patrons who will have a new found appreciation for visual artistry.

What Happens to the Art Slam Creations?

At the end of the night, members of the audience can purchase The Art Slam pieces by silent auction starting at a minimum bid determined by each artist.

One of our goals at The Art Slam is to support local charities. A total of 25% of the funds raised during the silent auction will be donated to the selected charity of the evening.