BI ARTS FESTIVAL

celebrating bisexual lives & culture
september 22-24, 2017 - toronto, canada


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd - POP-UP MARKET
D-Beatstro,1292 Bloor Street West, 7PM-11PM

Please join us in creating a scent-free environment for this and all Bi Arts Festival events. Check out Peggy Munson on being fragrance-free & Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on how to achieve this and why it matters. The front entrance and washroom are wheelchair accessible. RSVP on Facebook here.


Natalie Very B. Illustration

Natalie Very B. is a Polish-Canadian feminist illustrator. She works full-time as an artist and tries to evoke positive action towards change through art. The main focus of her work lies in female bodily existence, the modern fight against misogyny, the magic concept of time, and the true darkness hidden in the primal core of humanity. Natalie Very B.

Her art reveals many Slavic folklore influences, while myths and legends are a constant source of inspiration whenever she creates a new body of work.

R. Norman Crafting

I am a young emerging artist based in the Junction Triangle. I grew up passionate about visual arts and crafting – my godmother taught me to knit when I was six years old, and since then, I’ve picked up every kind of craft I can! A few years ago, I fell in love with book-binding, and the rest is history, At R. Norman Crafting, my aim is to create useful, one-of-a-kind items that make life a little bit easier and a little more beautiful.

Femmeboyant Designs

Queer as Fuck

I'm a crip, genderqueer, brown, queer femme in my mid-thirties, making jewelry that affirms queer and other marginalized identities.

Cleopatria

Cleopatria Peterson is a 20-something illustrator and comic artist based in Toronto. She specializes in detailed ink illustrations and loves telling stories.

L'amour-propre

L'Amour-Propre makes queer and sex positive accessories. The business came about from us wanting more options for stylish, minimalist, kink and queer friendly goods. We make engraved keychains, pins, and jewelry, as well as leather accessories. L'Amour-Propre is also the sister company of Weal and Breech, which focuses on making high-quality bdsm implements.

Queer Unicorn Crafts

I taught myself to knit as a way to stay connected with loved ones while living away from home, carrying on a family tradition begun by my maternal grandmother, and my Mum.

Queer Unicorn Crafts

I recently started Queer Unicorn Crafts as a way to connect with the queer community at large, the Toronto bisexual community in particular, and to share my love of all things unicorn, rainbows, and glitter. I knit love and positivity into every stitch.

Toronto Bisexual Network

Button samples, TBN

The Toronto Bisexual Network is a grassroots non-profit aimed at supporting bisexual, pansexual, fluid people in the GTA, as well as advocating for non-monosexual people and increasing the visibility of non-monosexual orientations in the wider community. Our members all identify as non-monosexual.

Metimea Inc.

Alana is a queer multi-media artist who loves making things that bling, when she's supposed to be studying at OCAD.

Fuzzwumpet

Fuzzwumpet offers handmade, beautifully designed self-care kits for anyone who gets triggered or overstimulated while out and about. My products are designed based on my own experience with PTSD, anxiety and autism and informed by skills and strategies used in trauma therapy.