NPCC Celebrates Pride 2024

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Inside the centre
Admission is Free of Charge
For All Ages

Join NPCC for a fun-filled and all-ages evening of events to celebrate Pride!

Enjoy colourful tie-dye t-shirt making, face painting, a juried art exhibition featuring the work of 2SLGBTQIA+ artists, and an extravagant wearable art fashion show! This is an event you don’t want to miss! Free of charge.

*Admission and parking are free!

We graciously acknowledge our community partner, Toronto Pearson.

Event Day Schedule

Studio A1 and A2

Face Painting
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate by sporting some face paint from Tawni, Kat Honey, and Matthew! Show off your beauty at the end of night Fashion Show!

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Create colourful tie-dye t-shirts  with Juliana, Cat, and Kia!

Bracelet Making
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Make bracelets with Gabby and Hailey with your favourite Pride colours!


6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Shop, try on, and take photos with handmade and unique fashion items! If you see something you love, show it off during the fashion show at the end of the night!

Artspace Connect Gallery

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Let loose and sing your favourite songs with Liha. Maybe you’ll even discover a new favourite song!

Be Creative Juried Exhibition Awards Ceremony and Reception
7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Our juror, Jonah Strub, will be selecting the artists who will be awarded one of four cash prizes! Make sure to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award beforehand since the winner will receive a free exhibition in our Emergence Gallery!

The exhibition will be on display all throughout the day and will run from May 28 to June 27.

Participating Artists
Deepikah Bhardwaj, Chelsea Brimstin, Sheryl Crowley, Gautam Dhiman, Nita Edi, Corbin Elliot, Just Evergon, Claire Forsyth, Shelley Foster, Meenakashi Ghadial, Brian Ginther, Joseph Hisey, Evan K. Kelemen, Sophie Lalonde, Jae Luna Lopez, Gladys Lou, Stacy Athena May, Ash McCaffrey, Stefy McKnight, Justin Mezzapelli, Nayela Misquadis, Juan Sebastian Monroy, Gugulethu Ndlalani, Vivi Partridge, Amir Patros, Bob Phillips, Michaela Purcell, Fraser Radford, Danik Renaud, Zack Rosen, Levi Salvador, Claire Scott, Gil Segev, Cissy Shi, Jonathan Stern, Casper Sutton-Fosman, Lennon Sykes, Rojhin Taebi, Phan Truc, Alicia Udvari, Della Vaz, Channey Williams.

About Our Juror
Jonah Strub is a Toronto based, gay, Jewish sculptor, painter, and ceramicist. Jonah graduated with a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph in 2019. His artwork is a visual love letter to the aesthetics of camp, kitsch, musical theatre, Yiddish humour, and drag. His practice centers around the ideas of gender expression and visibility, specifically with his relationship to his own femininity. He uses his drag alter ego, Loxanne Creamcheese, to embody the power of a fruity, vivacious, unapologetic existence.
Wearable Art Fashion Show: Off The Wall
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closing out our Pride event will be a juried fashion show featuring original designs from talented post-secondary students and an open community fashion show where all attendees can put together their own outfits and strut their stuff!

*Photos from NPCC Celebrates Pride 2023