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FENTSTER

Shellie Zhang, A Place for Wholesome Amusement,
Shellie Zhang, A Place for Wholesome Amusement, 2018. Installation photo by Morris Lum.

FENTSTER (meaning “window” in Yiddish) is an independent, artist-run exhibition space located in the storefront window of the grassroots Jewish community, Makom. Fentster presents rotating, site-specific installations of contemporary art connected to the Jewish experience. Visit 24/7!

Image: New York’s Sandcatchers play a sidewalk concert in front of FENTSTER’s Mandel’s Dreamery installation, Summer 2016.

Address: 402 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1S8
Fentster

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