On Spring Equinox, day and night are equal, light and dark are in perfect balance – it’s a time to rejoice! Let’s celebrate the return of the sun, of balance, and of the love that got us through the dark of another long, cold winter by filling the east end with light – inside lanterns! Back by extra popular demand and love, our program Light It Up 2024 is presented by Shadowland Theatre, Workman Arts, and East End Arts.

Now entering its fourth year, you and your family are invited to join us in this free, accessible, and fun opportunity to create your own lantern of light and love, and share your lantern in our Light It Up Parade on Sunday March the 17th, 2024 with people in your east end community! Scroll down to learn about how you can participate in Light It Up this year!

Lantern Making Workshops: Thursdays from February 1st – March 14th, 2024, 6:30-8:30PM
Community Lantern Parade:
Sunday March 17, 2024, 7:15-8:15PM
FREE to participate
REGISTER HERE for Lantern-Making Workshops
RSVP HERE to the Lantern Parade

Questions? Contact Cynella Cyril at cynella@eastendarts.ca.

Workman Arts Satellite East – A partnership with Workman Arts and East End Arts

Thanks to a $1 million investment over four years from the Slaight Family Foundation, Workman Arts is expanding its art training programs throughout the GTA by partnering with Scarborough Arts, Urban Arts, North York Arts, East End Arts, Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts.

The expanded program tackles the prevalence of social isolation in individuals with mental health issues and the lack of opportunities to build lasting social connections through meaningful engagement outside of the mainstream mental health system.

Workman Arts’ art training programs are unique in the mental health sector because they do not treat the art class as secondary to the mental health benefits. High-quality art classes across all disciplines are facilitated by instructors with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.

Membership and Community Arts Programs Senior Manager
416-583-4339, ext. 9