Feature: Contemporary Art Fair
2014 & 2015

Feature: Contemporary Art Fair is a fair exclusively dedicated to cutting-edge contemporary art and is organized in Toronto by galleries, for galleries. The fair brings together artists whose artistic practices are distinguished by their ability to innovate, challenge and inspire. The innovative layout of the fair creates a dynamic exhibition space and encourages dialogue between the works on display, creating an intimate and unique experience for the visitor.

With each gallery presenting a maximum of three artists, this curated fair offers visitors a fresh and compelling perspective on contemporary art. The fair also offers a varied educational program featuring renowned artists, curators, collectors and critics, discussing current topics related to contemporary art thoroughly.

Feature has had two prestigious editions, in 2014 and 2015.

Feature Contemporary Art Fair 2015 - Credit: Jean-Michael Seminaro photographe

Showcasing a selection of 23 of Canada’s leading galleries, this inaugural edition of Feature offered visitors a unique experience focused on cutting-edge contemporary art. A varied program of panel discussions and inspiring guided tours brought together artists, curators and collectors, inviting them to reflect on current issues in contemporary art. With over one million dollars of artworks sale, this first edition was a great success.

Dates: October 23-26, 2014

Venue: Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, Toronto

Galleries: 23  /  Visitors: 3 500

Ambassadors: Jeanne Parkin & Samara Walbohm


This second edition of Feature showed more than 80 artists, presented by 29 major Canadian galleries. Occupying both floors of the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, a historic venue in Toronto, with an innovative layout, the fair welcomed almost 4,000 visitors – confirming the success of the event.

Dates: October 22-25, 2015

Venue: Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, Toronto

Galleries: 29  /  Visitors: 4 000

Ambassadors: Jeanne Parkin, Ann & Marshall Webb

Prize and distinctions: Prix Grafika 2016 – Event design category