OPEN FIELD COLLECTIVE  brings engaging contemporary art to public streets in Toronto and Guelph.  Erika James and Scott McDermid’s mandate is to create innovative public spaces for artists to exhibit their artwork. We are currently  operating 8 Street Projects exhibition sights in   Toronto,  4 in Guelph, and 1 School Kids Projects Gallery at the King Edward Public School.  The  STREET PROJECTS exhibitions change every six weeks, giving the surrounding community an opportunity to be introduced to a wide range of artists and visual art program.

KING ST. PILOT PROJECT – The City of Toronto – Open field Collective – Eight exhibition galleries placed along King St. in the new street sitting areas.  Nov. 16, 2018  to March 31, 2019.

LANEWAY LIGHT UP   – 38 artists – 40 murals – 1  lane-way – 1 weekend!   A partnership –  StreetARToronto –  KJ Bit Collective –  Open Field Collective   –  Supported by City of Toronto, and through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.  The garage doors and wall murals were completed September 15 and 16, 2018.   The Laneway is between Euclid/ Palmerston – College/ Dundas.

Our  STREET PROJECT GALLERIES are mobile!  Movable bases allow us to present the art anywhere.  In 2016, Waterfront Toronto funded the presentation of 5 Open Field  galleries in the Corktown Commons, Toronto.   The gallery boxes were dispersed along the winding trails inside the park.

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We welcome exhibition proposals!


1 – 8.  Eight Galleries along King St Pilot Project, Toronto

9. 112 Lippincott  St, King Edwards  Junior and Senior Public School, Toronto

10.. 64  Toronto St., Guelph

11. 60  McTague St., Guelph

12. 116 Johnston St., Guelph

13. 30 Brockville Ave., Guelph

14. The Neilson Creative Centre, Etobicoke, (curated by the Neilson Centre)

Please visit our “See the Projects” pages (1 – 6)  for more of the artists’ works.

King Street

King St. Pilot Project, artist Lisa Goldberg

Viewer at Street Project, art by Rochelle Rubinstein

Viewer at Street Projectart by Rochelle Rubinstein

Janet Morton, The Dance 2

Artist – Janet Morton, The Dance


Street Artist Nick Sweetman – Laneway Light Up


Al Runt – Laneway Light Up

Erika James, artist

Street Project Gallery

Corktown art boxes July (69) - Copy - Copy

Shane Adams/ NIXO collaboration, Corktown Commons


Artist Jenny Chen, Pins and Needles

#12 I Cant Quite Put My Finger

Artist –  Erika James

Spencer Barclay, We used to eat here.
Ehrling White, Little Sacrifices
Anita Cazzola, Objects of Tension and Release
Eric Allen Montgomery, River Box (detail)
Erika James, “I thought you were solid but you’re just fluff”
Janet Morton, Liar, liar, your pants are burning.
Lisa Neighbour, Entropy Beach
Carlo Cesta, artist at – King St Pilot Project – Open Filed Collective – Street Projects
Scott McDermid, Kensington Market, car -free day
Natalie Quagliotto, Candy Display
Heather Goodchilds, Dogs