Women’s Art is a volunteer-led, not-for-profit, charitable organization with 230 members. Our purpose is to provide public education in the arts, to support women artists and the education of students in the arts through its scholarship program. In keeping with our charitable mandate, Women’s Art offers arts-based educational programs and art workshops that are open to the public. Our community is important to us, where we play an active role and work in partnership in arts-related initiatives.
Located in Toronto’s historical Yorkville neighbourhood, the heart of WAAC is a 19th century house that backs onto a formal garden. The main entrance opens up into the Dignam Gallery, a large room that hosts art exhibitions – members’ shows, juried and partnership exhibitions – receptions, luncheons, and also educational lectures by prominent guest speakers. The WAAC venue is also a popular rental site for book launches, private exhibitions, garden parties, weddings, and corporate meetings.
Founded in 1887, and after 135 years, Women’s Art continues to nurture artistic talent and interests within a welcoming environment. The Association is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, diverse culture.