FACES & Friends fundraising concert coming up this Wednesday Nov. 21!

Join ESA parents, alumni, parents of alumni and community “friends” supporting ESA for a feel-good concert of vocal music ranging from folk, to opera, music theatre, and vintage jazz. It will be a night to remember in the intimate setting of Mimico Baptist Church, located South of the Queensway near Royal York and Mimico Ave.

“FACES & Friends” fundraising concert for ESA
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave.
Pay what you can. (Suggested $10 – $15 per person)

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Admission is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10 – $15 per person. The concert starts at 7:30pm and will run for just over an hour with no intermission.

FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is conducted by Mary Bella and accompanied by Kate Carver. Our fantastic line-up of special guest performers will include opera singers bass-baritone Andrew Tees, mezzo-soprano Cassandra Warner, and tenor Michael Colvin, actor-singer Brandi Ward, entertainer Brair Boake as MC, singer-actor-director Rick Jones and all-round jazz musician Brigham Phillips!

Support ESA by coming to this special concert, and enjoy a wonderful evening of music to warm up your soul this fall evening.

Festive Celebration Tickets On Sale!

Join us for Festive Celebration – a musical concert that features the Music and Music Theatre Departments.
Festive showcases Concert Band, Concert Strings, Symphony, WoCo, Chamber Choir, Lunch Bunch, JAMME, Jazz Band and the Contemporary Music Ensemble.
The show runs December 4, 5, 6 and the tickets are $17.50 (including $1.50 service charge and $1.00 Theatre Improvement Fund contribution). Click here to buy tickets!

It’s finally here! The ESA Craft Fair and Silent Auction is tomorrow from 10AM to 3PM!

Even if it’s snowing outside, it will be warm, cozy and WONDERFUL at ESA tomorrow. The halls, gym, library and cafeteria will be transformed into a celebration of local and student artisans. Bring the whole family and enjoy this annual extravaganza with your ESA community. We have received record numbers of donations this year – show tickets, sports equipment, dinners, health and beauty services and an incredible gallery of ESA student artist-created work – all up for grabs at the Silent Auction in the library. Our Silent Auction preview page features a glimpse at what is available to bid on. But this is only a fraction of what you will find at the auction. The donations are still coming in, and there is something for every budget and price point.
We sincerely hope that you will join us tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2018 10AM to 3PM.
Thank-you for helping us to support every arts major at ESA while getting a jump on your holiday gift shopping!
-Your Silent Auction Team

Grand Prize

Huge congratulations to ESACA Grade 12 student Isabella Vella on winning the Grand Prize at the 2018 Arts Etobicoke Juried Exhibition. Isabella will have a solo exhibition at Arts Etobicoke in the new year.

This award follows on the heals of winning Best In Grade at the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, where one of Isabella’s paintings (which also exhibited at the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo last year) was chosen as the single best grade 11 art work in the world, with an award given on stage at Carnegie Hall.

The two runners up awards also went to ESACA students – Juliet DiCarlo and Ella Webber!

Congratulations Isabella, Juliet, and Ella. We look forward to your future successes!

Splash Chicago Trip Registration

All parents of SPLASH students must register ASAP online


You will need to input your email address and create a password for an account.

The Splash tour CODE


First payment of $250 deposit is due Nov 16

other information / itinerary was given to the students – please ask to see it, if you were unable to attend the meeting last night

please send in a copy of your child’s PASSPORT asap

COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS AND MONEY – final deadline is Thursday, Nov 15

Arts Etobicoke Exhibition

This year’s Arts Etobicoke Juried Exhibition opens the evening of Wednesday November 14. Of the 15 artists chosen to participate in the exhibition, 10 are current ESACA students, and 1 of the remaining 5 is a graduate! Of the three awards given to participants this year, the grand prize and two runners up prizes, all 3 are going to our students!

We hope that you can make it out to the opening at 4893a Dundas Street West in Etobicoke, or drop by during the run of the exhibition until December 5.

Congratulations to everyone who was accepted this year!

How to Build a House Book Launch

Please join us on Wednesday November 28 for the official launch of Luca Soldovieri’s novel, How to Build a House, at Type Books at 883 Queen Street West 6.30pm. There will be a reading by the author and books will be signed!

The Dome

Grade 12 ESACA student Luca Soldovieri’s first article for the Magenta Foundation’s Back Flash is out! It is about a photograph taken by ESACA grad Carly Shiff, who has recently returned from New York after graduating from Pratt and helping to manage Julie Saul Gallery for the past year.

Congratulations Luca and Carly!

Read the article by clicking the link here

Congratulations to ESACA Grad Stephanie Cristello

ESA Contemporary Art Graduate Stephanie Cristello has been hired into the upper stratosphere of the international art world by being named Artistic Director of Expo Chicago – Chicago’s international art fair.

Link to announcement in ArtNews click here

While in town for ArtToronto a few weekends back, Stephanie came by ESA to meet with several grade 12’s and write essays for them to be used in PD9. Thank you and congratulations Stephanie!


A huge thank you to everyone who assisted, participated, donated, and supported us in our most successful Portfolio Day event to date.

This year we had 130 representatives from 79 schools and programs from 6 countries in to see the more than 2500 art works by 86 of our grade 12’s from all 6 majors who were joined by 4500 guests in the evening to experience the dozens of solo exhibitions.

A true success for all involved and a million thank you’s from ESACA