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PAVED Arts turns Saskatoon Transit buses into mobile art galleries with 5th annual Toon’s on Transit exhibition

For immediate release: Fri, 2019-09-20 08:04

Photographers chosen from the 2019 Toons on Transit call for submissions were unveiled tonight at a reception hosted by PAVED Arts. 

Starting Wednesday, September 25, as part of the fifth annual Toon's on Transit campaignforty-four local photographers will have their work on display in Saskatoon Transit buses and on four Bus Shelters, as part of a two-month roaming gallery exhibition. The works will also be on display for two weeks at PAVED Arts (424 ​20th St W). 

After its successful launch in 2015, PAVED Arts once again requested Saskatoon and area photographers to submit photographs, this time exploring the theme “Saskatoon is Magic”. 

This Open Call resulted in submissions from more than 90 photographers. 

Submissions were narrowed down to 44 by a community jury consisting of Laura St. Pierre (Established mid-career artist and long-time PAVED member), Kiyara ​McNab (Founding Member of Indigenous collective Chokecherry Studios), and Tyler Babiy (Founder of Social Made Local, a community of photographers, videographers and content creators/apparel company.). 

For eight weeks, 40 city buses will feature these unique photographs that explore the eccentric, mysterious, and often humorous side of the city where we live. 

As an added extension to the project, PAVED Arts will print the winning photos in their Digital Photography Suite and display all 44 photos in their Production Centre, upstairs. This area is open to the public Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 4:00 p.m. This is a unique opportunity for visitors and residents to view the City through the eyes of the artists and honours the artists with a professional print of their work. 

Toon's on Transit is a continuation of PAVED Arts programming that highlights the talents of local artists through outreach and exhibitions. Located in the heart of Riversdale, PAVED Arts has been facilitating independent media artists for over a decade. Their gallery space often highlights emerging artistic talent from the community. “We are excited to take Toon's on Transit into every neighbourhood of Saskatoon,” says Travis Cole, PAVED Arts Executive Director. 

For more information on the Toon’s on Transit Exhibition please visit or look for the hashtag #TOT2019 on twitter and Instagram (@PAVEDArts, @StoonTransit).