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Video – Nicole Popo is our 2nd Artist of the Week

We appreciate the support we’ve been getting since launching Toronto Artist of the Week!

About Artist of the Week

Trending artist is based on Volume, an algorithm built into the website that takes into account traffic (Google Analytics), sales, shares, likes and comments. We publish different artists every single week and in order to maintain balance.

Every published artist goes through at least 1 post published on our Facebook channels (art posts every 3 hours coming to the CUTO fan page) and Instagram which will reflect the same pictures.



After 1 single post dedicwe focus on advertising Artist of the Week through our main advertisement.


This is our 2nd week.

There are 3 new artists trending on CreativeUTO and 4 artists who have previously attended Annex Art Parties are now returning to vend at The Annex Art Party on Saturday August 25th.

Go to our Facebook event’s page for event details.

Here is a full list of trending artists this week:

1. Nicole Popo

2. David S Thompson

3. Steamgummy

4. Fumu Jahmez

5. The Ark Car 

6. Lordmexia formerly known as Le Port H

7. Desire Betty


Our plans

  • Our marketing strategy is simple - promote toronto artists
  • Since starting artists of the week we started getting 30 to 70 unique visitors daily, our goal is to be near 600 daily by December 
  • We want to be past 1,000 by August 2019
  • We want to be be in a position to produce a 300 artists expo at the convention center by Summer for December 2019


  • Publishing your shop is free, as well as follow up interviews (just send in the content or fill out the form again)
  • Gets their interview heavily promoted on Facebook and on Instagram 
  • This is through video, picture ads
  • We will start publishing a single picture every 3 hours
    • note that every single picture will have a link back to your store. 


  • Artists also get heavily promoted on FB and IG including an advertisement campaign that reaches 13, to 34,000 people (valued $30)
  • Artists of the Week get featured in our weekly art pop up at CSI Annex (valued $60)
  • 2 month membership with CreativeUTO (valued at $60)
  • Business canvass model workshop a sales funnel hierarchy (1 hour per class 4 hours) ($160)
  • A free table at the next Annex Art Party ($45 per table)
  • Gets automatically entered in our #100GiftIdeas 2018 edition for the holidays
  • I'm researching how to sell an annual photo book patrons can buy (right now this will heavily depend on how traffic is by the end of October)

Video- The David S. Thompson Story Gets 1st Ever Toronto Artist of the Week

Toronto Artists of the Week.

Getting to know artists

We will publish new emerging artists of Toronto throughout the week in #CUTO marketplace, a section dedicated to providing a snap shop of today’s creative entrepreneurs (Unicorns) on CreativeUTO.ca. Unicorns will use a Google form that will walk them through an automated interview process that asks insightful questions.

Artists - go here to publish your art

Publish art, services, or a workshop

Artists can use the form to publish their art, stories, workshops while simultaneously selling their arts and services in our networks. Artists who become community members get more dedicated business development help, we use a portion of the fee to advertise their artwork on Google and Facebook, we create a dedicated page for them with a dedicated shop, they get access to on-going workshops, to develop a foundation business system and events like the mastermind meetings, BBQs, and The Annex Art Party.  

Artists - go here to become a community member

Raise the Volume

Every week we take a snapshop of the most trending artists - based on Volume - on the website. Volume is a score assigned to each artist'spost based on trending, sales, shares, likes and comments. That score will be known as Volume, the artists with the most volume wins artist of the week. Artists of the week can only be assigned to newly published artists, all artists are eligible for artist of the month

This week's list of artists includes, acrylic painters, oil painters, steampunk, jewelers

About My Art, My Way, My Story

Mid way through my speech I must admit I thought to myself "what am I'm doing up here...nobody cares about my stupid story ...I'm just making a fool of myself". Then at the end when I said "Thank you"..I walked of the podium with my head down looking at the floor saying to myself "that was terrible". ..and then in a fraction of a second something happened I'll remember and cherish forever..  I heard clapping and cheers and when I looked up I saw them all standing clapping and cheering me on. - David S. Thompson

Video – David S. Thompson: My Art, My Way, My Story



Shop - Steampunk Inspired Jewelry by Steamgummy


Fundraiser – The Ark Car: Toronto’s Bounciest Art Car


Shop – Ink and Graphite Prints by Dasilva Illustrations


Shop – Acrylic on Canvass Art by James Flux


Shop – Oil Canvasses & Print by Tamar Ellah


Video – 16 Vendors Returning for 2nd or 3rd #TAAP

There are 20 artists registered for The Annex Art Party, 16 are returning for their 2nd or 3rd events, below is a list of all the artists
amuLights, Biizindam, Chloe Heathers, Danielle Coghlan, Dasilva Illustrations, Emma, Fernando Fernandez, Hilrae, Ixiim, Muhhby, Paintings by Alex Leon, Peggy Sue Collection, SOTE'S health and eco conscious skin care, Steamgummi, TaylorByTwins,  Yas Petit Poulet
Vendors click through to register your table
Creative community + positive vibes
The Annex Art Party is an event featuring positive vibes for a creative community; emerging artists of Toronto can connect through a series of beautifully choreographed events that include vending their art, mixing and mingling, and performing live art like dance or music. The event also offers food and beverages to artists and vendors alike.
Find Your Sunshine
The philosophy (read: theme) for TAAP4 is FindYrSunShine because we want to raise awareness to help solve mental health, isolation and homelessness within the creative community. We all had to rise from the darkness at some point in our lives.
Unicorn Awards
Introducing an award show that will encourage animation for Annex Art Parties
For full event details visit CreativeUTO.ca
Vendors click through to register your table
Patrons the 1st 50 get food and wine

Shop – Steampunk Inspired Jewelry by Steamgummy

About artist Nerissa Hutchinson 

I am all about what I call " spontaneous creativity " this is my favorite process for art.

Creative Process

When starting a piece, I like to let the art take me where it wants instead of the other way around. Finding this allows more creative pieces to follow.

Connect with your youth

All of my pieces are one of a kind. I also have specific collections, in which the owner can own one or all of the pieces. Looking to inspire others to reengage the creative, untapped and open side we used so much when we were young. I hope to help open that door again.

Visit her website

Visit her website through this link


Register - for The Annex Art Party

more info about The Annex Art Party and The Unicorn Awards


Publish your work Artist of the week

Video – There are 16 Artists Registered for #TAAP5


Below is a list of participating artists: 

  • Paintings by Alex Leon, The Face of Music, Biizindam, amuLights, Emma, hilrae, Fernando Fernandez, Chloe Heathers, Danielle Coghlan, Ixiim, Yas Petit Poulet, TaylorByTwins, Steamgummi, Dasilva Illustrations, SOTE'S health and eco conscious skin care, Muhhby, Peggy Sue Collection,

Creative community + positive vibes

  • The Annex Art Party is an event featuring positive vibes for a creative community; emerging artists of Toronto can connect through a series of beautifully choreographed events that include vending the Unicorn Awards, vending art, mixing and mingling, and performing live art like dance or music. The event also offers food and beverages to artists and vendors alike

More info

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The Annex Art Party

Artists of the Summer - Unicorn Awards

89 Pictures - Something Amazing Happened at #TAAP4

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