The Gladstone Hotel is transforming into an art installation on January 11 for Long Winter’s third event of the 2019-2020 season. This special edition of Long Winter celebrates the one year anniversary of Tea Base, a politicized DIY community art space hidden away in the basement of Chinatown Centre.
Long Winter is Toronto’s all-ages, pay-what-you-can arts series that takes place during the winter season. It features over 200 local artists/collectives and welcoming nearly 5,000 participants from November to March; transforming spaces into an alluring, collaborative experience and showcasing a range of the best in the Toronto DIY and underground scenes.
Hannia Cheng and jes sachse will be transforming the historic Gladstone Hotel into a display of public installations including Tea Room, Smash Corner (Super Smash Brother Ultimate), Mahjong Room, Karaoke Room, and “Eclipse Cypher: Long Lost Winter”.
The multi-dimensional event also includes experimental DJ and producer Korea Town Acid, Hip-hop and R&B party hosts and community forum Boosie Fade, Pop-rock foursome Kiwi jr., experimental multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason, punk psych band BBQ Pope and a host of other acts.
Find out more about the event by visiting Long Winter’s website.
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