2021 Festival Collection
Aman Gill is a multidisciplinary queer non-binary south Asian artist from Toronto, Canada. Aman has always been interested in helping others. They decided to try fashion design because they love to express themselves through what they wear and was frustrated by the lack of colour and boldness in fast fashion retail stores, especially in streetwear. From that they started Aadhe; a unisex streetwear brand inspired by graffiti and street art with an inclusive and socially conscious mindset. Aadhe is vibrant, statement-making, high quality and comfortable. It also values inclusivity, representation, empowerment and sustainability. All the artwork is also made by Aman Gill themself!
Annguyenart caters to those who have grown up dreaming of mermaids, unicorns, and witches. Whether it is a pin, a sweater, or a tote bag, each product is designed from scratch with the utmost care and quality in mind.
** Note: Up to 2 weeks for processing and shipping
Rikki Ellul is a Canadian born Maltese entrepreneur and a local Toronto Queer artist creating live edge woodworking projects, resin art, and some paintings here and there. Rikki makes custom one-of-a-kind charcuterie boards, desks, river tables, benches, and many other items. He is normally known in the queer performance scene as East King Productions who created the show Kings and Classics but with the lock down and all live shows being cancelled, he decided to walk in the footsteps of his father and grandfathers and start handcrafting one-of-a-kind wood projects.
BlacWalnut is a queer owned wood working company based out of Toronto, Ontario. We mainly specialize in custom one of a kind charcuterie boards and offer all sorts of different shapes, sizes, prices, and colours. Custom engravings are also available ranging from $5 to $25, this can be a photo (depending on detail) or wording. Other items which are available by custom request are tables, river tables, benches, river benches, and many more live edge projects. ALL items are handcrafted one-of-a-kind original designs!
**Custom orders will take 2-4 weeks to be completed and delivered**
BlacWalnut also offers a charcuterie board “Fit to Your Budget” program providing a options for folx who want a board but have a limited budget, although a minimum of $65 is required. All products used are 100% food safe and vegan friendly!
**Allergy Alert --> Please note that the wax/oil used to finish each charcuterie board or cutting board contains coconut oil**
Head over to our social media on Facebook and Instagram @BlacWalnut to check out more of our work and give us a follow, like, and share!View collection
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My name’s Macenzie, and I’m a young, black, queer artist living in Toronto. With my art I aim to utilize colour, ink, texture and digital art to create erotic cartooning by adding a queer, poc, femme gaze.View collection
Gender Affirming WearView collection
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Our newest collection to jump-start 2021!View collection
Juniper & Eve
Juniper & Eve was founded by Eva M, a fashion designer with an environmental science degree, who creates sustainable, small-batch underwear for EVERYONE across the gender spectrum. Her goal is to design inclusive garments, so that no matter who you are, no matter your style or what body parts you have, Juniper & Eve will have something that work for you! No gender labels, just comfy eco-friendly undies!
Lou Brown Vintage
Co-owner of Peterborough gift shop Watson & Lou and wannabe full time collage artist, Anna Eidt also wears the many hats of Lou Brown Vintage. They work with open source vintage images, waterslide decals, a conventional oven, and occasionally paint to turn already gorgeous china into delightfully irreverent pieces for your home.View collection
Mando and the World
Mando (Amanda Wand) is a queer, Toronto-based, abstract intuitive artist that uses creativity to understand her lived experiences and emotions. Amanda fell in love with the cathartic process of self-expression after creating her first painting 16 years ago and has been creating ever since. Intuitive art helped her accept her queer identity and discover more about herself. Amanda's artwork can be defined as vulnerability in colour. As an empath, with a background in Sociology and Social Justice, her work is heavily influenced by how people treat themselves and others. It explores concepts of connectivity, identity, and self-worth. Her artwork is uniquely honest. Amanda uses bright colours, and large strokes varying between softness and elements of texture in her creations to explain universal feelings that sometimes cannot be expressed with words. She has exhibited her work in galleries in New York City and Toronto.View collection
Monster Cliché is the devil's baby of staying up late watching anime and stumbling upon some questionable content. Created by a full-time fat, disabled, non-binary queer, Monster Cliché can be summed up as blunt as hell, anime-inspired, weirdo realnessView collection
Pardis Pahlavanlu Illustrations
Pardis Pahlavanlu is an artist and illustrator living as a guest between Tkaronto (Toronto) and unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver). Using various printmaking media, she digs into the topics of mental health, exclusion/difference, and diaspora in hopes of finding new ways to imagine and reflect on her surroundings and experiences.View collection
Patrick Hunter Art & Design
Patrick Hunter is a 2 Spirit Ojibway artist, graphic designer, and entrepreneur from Red Lake, Ontario. In 2011, he made the move to Toronto to pursue a career in the arts after completing the graphic design program at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Working part-time and contract to contract made it clear to Patrick that a major career decision would need to be taken. Knowing that his cultural background was an asset to his success, in 2014 he launched Patrick Hunter Art & Design. Specializing in fine and digital artwork and designs from his Ojibway roots with the intent to create a broader awareness of Indigenous culture and iconography.
Since the launch of his design business, he has seen his business grow from creating custom paintings for individual clients to create custom graphics for multinational corporations. By deciding to make his artwork more accessible to people through the sale of small prints, Patrick began a journey into retail. Once seeing how happy it made people having the artwork on their walls, he wanted to see people IN the artwork and launched small runs of clothing designs on various apparel pieces.
He currently resides in Toronto, and is busily preparing to launch a Made in Canada collection of apparel and houseware products.View collection
Queer Film is Essential
To support our creators through these uncertain times and into an uncharted future, we ask you to raise your voices in support of queer film and filmmakers.
Join us in telling the world that now, more than ever, Queer Film Is Essential. All proceeds go to our grants and professional development programs.View collection
Trinidadian-Canadian visual-illustrator, Sarahjean Richardson (she/her) is a self-taught, queer artist. She creates with a variety of mediums including pen, alcohol-based marker, and digital media. Her artwork centers on adaptations of realism blended with vibrant, and colourful graphic design. Her passion for art began very early in life and evolved through exploring art techniques of portraiture and colour. As a Black, queer woman, she uses her art to appreciate and honor Blackness by amplifying the beauty and diversity of her community.
The body of her work comprises both personal drawings and commissions. She has completed artwork for the University of Guelph, and Wilfrid Laurier University, and she has shown her work at the 1017 Gallery. Select pieces are presently on display at Esperanto Gallery.View collection
We’re Operation SOAP, a Canadian Pop & Pop Shop!
We’re dedicated to producing premium quality apparel that looks cute and feels great at an affordable price. Our apparel is designed, printed and shipped all over the world from right here in Toronto. We produce all of our pieces in small batches so if we’re missing something you had your heart set on, send us a note (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll see what we can do.
All of our garments are produced to last using state of the art production processes via socially conscious manufacturing wherever possible.
A portion of profits from every single sale will go to support queer charities and advocacy groups. To date, we’ve supported Maggie’s, The 519 and the Black Youth Helpline.View collection
Toronto Dick Candles
Toronto Dick Candles is a home-run, “tiny” business which brings our love for dicks and candles together. Our dick candles are 6 inch tall and 100% natural, made from a blend of soy and beeswax. Each dick candle is hand-poured & hand-dyed, making them one of a kind. We source most of our materials locally and use eco-friendly packaging.View collection
A subculture is a smaller cultural group within a larger culture; Subcultures develop their own norms and values regarding cultural, political, and sexual matters. Here at Inside Out, we strive to share the stories of 2SLGBTQ+ people through the art of film. We have always been here, and we will be seen.View collection