DRAKE ART is here to connect with the curious culture seeker in everyone. We welcome guests into our unique spaces, surrounding them with contemporary art installations and performances while they indulge in the culinary arts, refresh in one of our curated hotel rooms or feel revitalized on the dancefloor.
We’ve created unique opportunities for artists through residencies, exhibitions and commissioned artworks since opening our doors on Valentine's Day, 2004. It is our hope and intention that these programs will open eyes and minds, leading to a greater cultural curiosity within our community and beyond.
Featured artwork: Tessar Lo ‘How to Sirsasana' 2017, on exhibit in Qualia.
If you’re into contemporary art, we’ll definitely get along - those who know us best say we’re a hotbed for culture. Read about what goes on in the art world at Drake! >>
From free neighbourhood pancake breakfasts to promoting local artists, supporting our friends and neighbours has been a big part of our mission since day one. >>
Feb. 8, 2017 - April 17, 2017
‘Qualia’ considers the internal and subjective components of perception. With a collection of bold and dynamic artworks, the exhibition asks the viewer to participate in the work of art by paying attention to their own aesthetic experience as they view the artworks. Curated by Devan Patel, Art Works Consulting.
June 24, 2016 - July 1, 2018
Fresh off the pages of Elle Mexico and Attitude Magazine, Canadian artist Maxwell N. Burnstein merges fashion + art and digital + analog for his new installation at The Drake Hotel.