Toronto Garlic Festival visitors receive free professional instruction – including supplies – to create their own original garlic art to take home. Past instructors include: Sip & Paint’s Jibola  Fagmaniye and Marilyn Bercovich.  For 2017, Toronto Garlic Festival has invited Burlington, Ontario artist Briar Emond to offer special paintbrush-free instruction in ‘pouring’ paint and watch its manipulation under mathematical sequences and gravity to form a garlic masterpiece. Briar is a Mississauga native, currently residing in Burlington, Ontario. Briar’s daily endeavour is expanding her knowledge and skills in the realm of visual arts. Her work is intended to highlight the things we cannot see but can feel; be it the wind, gravity or the seemingly magical code to the chaos: math.

Class starts at 4:00 pm in the Speakers’ Corner and is free with admission to the festival. Drawing materials and aprons are provided. Limited seating.

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360° Virtual Farm Tour (all day)
Festival Theatre: Dance Me Outside
Festival Theatre: Freedom Family - Don Francks & Family Documentary
Festival Theatre: Symphony of the Soil
Free Garlic Shot Station
Garlic Breath Contest
Music Stage: DJ Bliss (3:15 – 5:00pm)
Music Stage: Paula Wolfson (2:15-3:00pm)
Music Stage: Spirit Wind (9:15 - 10:00am)
Music Stage: Waleed Abdulahmid (10:15 - 11:00am)
Speaker's Corner: Garlic Art Workshop (4:00 to 4:45pm)
Speakers' Corner: Garlic Taste and Temperance in the City of York, 19thC. (12:00-12:25)
Speakers' Corner: Growing Garlic for Farm, Home Garden and Condo (10:00-10:25am)
Speakers' Corner: Sarah Hargreaves Spills the Dirt on Garlic (10:00-10:25)
Speakers’ Corner: Farmer David Cohlmeyer & Chef Justin Cournoyer Spill More Dirt on Garlic (14:00-14:25)
Speakers’ Corner: Johl Ringuette Discusses Wild Garlic from the POV of The First Nations and European Explorers (11:00-11:25)