2020 Future Vision Exhibition
28th Aug 2020 - 30th Aug 2020

40 Regional/National Visual Artists, 115 Cumberland Street North

Fri Aug 28, Sat Aug 29th @ 4-7pm and 8-11pm
Sun Aug 30th @ 2-5pm

SOLD OUT However, show runs until September 26th, during regular gallery hours; Tues-Sat,12-6pm.

Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s Grand Opening has transformed, into an exciting weekend Event Series! To attend, you must register for tickets, via Eventbrite. Only 50 tickets will be issued per event. There will be no walk in’s at the door. Limit of ONE TICKET per person for the weekend.

• Admission by donation. Donations accepted by cash at the door.
• Reminder, face masks (with limited exceptions) and social distancing will be required.


As a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary platform, the new Definitely Superior Art Gallery is an extension of the evolving cultural landscape in its most raw and honest form. DefSup will reopen in our completely new, repurposed, renovated and expanded facility, within the former Cumberland Cinema 5 theatre/warehouse complex, on August 28th, 29th and 30th, 2020, with a lively multi-day celebration! Featuring the opening of our inaugural exhibition: “20-20 Future Vision,” showcasing 40+ contemporary regional/ national/ international artists.

Expect live music, performance, multi-media/film installations, exquisite catered reception, champagne, art auction, loot bags and explicit northern wildness. We hope you will join us in celebrating the Grand Opening and Fundraiser of our new gallery space, with multiple sparkly gala affairs and grand tour of the facility.

2020 Future Vision Exhibition showcases works by Regional/ National/ International Artists:
Christian Chapman, Sarah Link, Christopher Stones, Sam Shahsahabi, Mavourneen Trainor, Elizabeth Buset, Michel Dumont, Sarah Mason, Patrick Doyle, Julie Cosgrove, Lucille Atlookan, Shayne Ehman, Aaron Veldstra, Leslie Shaw, Candace Twance, Janice Andrews, Gayle Buzzie, Mark Nisenholt, Ann Clarke.
And includes National/ International art on loan from the Private Collection of Dr. Bob Chaudhuri. Sponsor of 2020 Future Vision Exhibition:
Adam Makarenko, Etienne Zac, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Scott P Ellis, Cybele Young, Marc Seguin, Talia Shipman, Dougall Graham, George Vergette, Max Wyse, Julie Oakes, Kristina Kudryk, Steven Lee Scott, Ken Singer, Don Carr, Jen Dyck, Diane Wagnor, Joey Haley, Diane Feught, Angela Grossman.

•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*
•Art Auction (silent, make your bids! – runs until Sept. 26th) *Art by Christian Chapman & Sarah Link and more*
•Build DefSup (donations / volunteer inquiries / memberships $20 ea.) (cash, cheques, credit/debit)
•Fancy snacks and treats! Culinary delights served in individual takeaway “bento” boxes, from the following *amazing* locally-owned/operated restaurants, our generous catering and beverage sponsors!…
• Friday: El Tres (Mexican quinoa salad w/ tortilla chip ~vegetarian
• Saturday: The Sweet North Bakery (pretzels ~cinnamon & sesame w/ dips)
• Sunday: Nook Thunder Bay (crostini ~variety of toppings)
• Early Events: Friday:(4-7pm), Saturday (4-7pm) & Sunday (2-5pm): Lovely Coffee provided by St Paul Roastery

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*) and PYXIS flow fan performances followed by a short art film.

PYXIS Performances 
• 5:00–5:10 PM Aug. 28
• 9:00–9:10 PM Aug. 28
• 5:00–5:10 PM Aug. 29
• 9:00–9:10 PM Aug. 29
• 3:00–3:10 PM  Aug. 30

Live DJ’s: When you arrive at the gallery, look up at our Mezzanine windows! There, our DJ’s will be spinning their unique mixes of relaxing / atmospheric music, as you tour the art show and gallery! *Generously sponsored by Kontrol Media Studios*

DJ Performances
STEVE MICHEAL (chill house/ groove/ funk/ lo fi)
PAT JONES (melodic/organic house)
STILLA (melodic contemporary house)
ROGUE (cafe lounge)
STILLA (melodic contemporary house)

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!
Please do not attend the Grand Opening Event Series….
>If- 1) you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
a) Fever of 38 C or higher, b) Cough, c) Difficulty Breathing or Shortness of Breath, d) Malaise (severe fatigue or feeling of being generally unwell).
>Or- if, 2). In the last 14 days if you have: a) Travelled to/from or through anywhere outside of Canada, b) Been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, c) Been in close contact with a person with an acute respiratory illness, who has been to the above countries, within 14 days prior to their illness onset.

Thank You for Supporting DefSup, and helping to stop the spread. Contact tracing will be completed through Eventbrite and at the door. Your information will NOT be shared and will be deleted after 30 Days. Reminder, masks are mandatory (with limited exceptions) within the gallery, as well as physical distancing, as per the request of TBDHU & Ontario Public Health Officials. 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: