8th Oct 2021 - 11th Dec 2021

Gala Opening Reception: Friday Oct.8 @ 7pm-10pm
& Saturday Oct.9 @ 3pm-6pm + 7pm-10pm
We’re having a Glittery Opening Reception! It’s a Birthday Gala & artists/volunteer appreciation Part.y!
Definitely Superior Art Gallery invites everyone to the 33rd Anniversary DefSup Members + Die Active exhibitions featuring over 125 artists.
This diverse annual exhibition always draws out the best and most vibrant of art and audiences, anything can happen. Come out and help us celebrate the wondrous artists who create and recognition of Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s 33 year history of artistic excellence in Thunder Bay & NWO respectively producing and presenting over 1,150 exhibitions, events, activities and supporting 28,500 contemporary artists in that time.

Also featuring CREATOR’S PROJECT 7 International Video Screenings: interviews and artworks of artists, with juxtaposed methodologies that push the limits of art, culture and interaction. Featuring 4 International artists interested in collaboration and unity by ignoring preconceptions, and transcending genre definitions. TeamLab-Interdisciplinary Artists-[Tokyo-Japan], Refik Anadol-[Istanbul-Turkey/USA], Ryoichi Kurokawa-[Osaka-Japan/Germany], Ryoji Ikeda-[Gifu-Japan/France]
It all starts Friday & Saturday October 8th + 9th with an exciting weekend event series involving 3 gala opening receptions featuring a ferocity of art, musical guests + coinciding multimedia performances. Lots of exquisite super cute birthday cupcakes and catered refreshments, champagne…and oh so much more!
Exhibitions run until Dec.11th during regular gallery hours, Tues-Sat, 12-6pm.
Vaccine Passports not required: Museums and Galleries are not included in the Ontario Government mandated list of locations that require a vaccine passport for entry. Masks and Social distancing will be enforced along with Screening and Contact Tracing. Please be assured that our highest priority is safety, and that the gallery is compliant with all Covid-19 health/safety/cleaning regulations & protocols. If you have any questions, please email: defsup@tbaytel.net.
Admission by donation- All Ages welcome- Accessible
Special Event Features:
>Fancy snacks and treats! Culinary delights served in individual takeaway boxes, from the following *amazing* locally-owned/operated restaurants & caterers, our generous sponsors!
• Fri. Oct. 8th & Sat. Oct. 9th (7-10pm) Events: NOOK THUNDER BAY: delicious focaccia breads ~variety of toppings {*our featured catering sponsor*}
• Sat. Oct. 9th (3-6pm) Event: RED LION SMOKEHOUSE: cold salads: 1/2 Greek orzo & 1/2 brussel sprout & goat cheese (vegetarian) {*our featured catering sponsor*}
• All three events: lovely coffee by ST PAUL ROASTERY {*our featured coffee sponsor*}
• All three events: delightful 33rd DefSup birthday cupcakes by SugarBay _Cakes {*our featured dessert sponsor*}
• Donations are greatly appreciated for hospitality features (pay what you can).
>Cinema 3, is our designated socially-distanced area, to safely and comfortably enjoy your drinks / fancy snacks, vintage seating / standing areas, video projections (*Generously sponsored by SIGNAL RESOURCES -Find on web). {DefSup Phase 2 renovation plans to be announced *}
>Live DJ’s: When you arrive at the gallery, look up at our Mezzanine! There, our DJ’s will be spinning unique mixes of chill music, as you tour the new art show gallery! *Generously sponsored by KONTROL MEDIA STUDIOS*
>DJ Schedule:
• [Event #1: Fri. Oct. 8th, 7-10 pm]- STILLA (melodic & upbeat contemporary house)
• [Event #2: Sat. Oct. 9th, 3-6 pm]- STEVE MICHEAL (chill house/groove/funk/lo fi)
• [Event #3: Sat. Oct. 9th / 7-10 pm] – ROGUE (cafe lounge)
>Licensed Cash Bar (cash only please- catered food and drink will take place in a designated seated space)
>Limited-Edition DefSup T-Shirts for Sale ($25 ea./cash preferred) *Designed by boyRoland & Sponsored by Superior Screen Printing*
>We also invite you to support all of our generous event sponsors. Learn more about their unique offerings, on Facebook web, or Instagram.
Please help to Build DefSup… Your generous donations are most welcome at this time. Donations also welcome during regular gallery hours (*cash, cheques, credit/debit). You may also make cheques out to Definitely Superior Art Gallery and mail to P.O. Box 21015, RPO Grandview Mall, Thunder Bay ON, P7A 3S4. Charitable Receipts will be available over $25. Please include contact info (phone/email/snail mail address). Thank you for your continued support!