Propeller is one of the most unique artist run centres in Toronto. Through dynamic programing and a strong membership base Propeller is a vital part of the Queen West and Toronto art communiy. Below is a list of commonly asked questions for both visitors and inquiring artists alike.
When is Propeller open?
Gallery hours are Wed to Sat 12-6pm, and Sun 12-5pm.
Please note the gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Where is Propeller located?
Propeller has recently moved. We are now located at 30 Abell Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Is there parking available?
There is a paid parking garage across the street, and paid parking available on Queen Street by Curry's. Please note there is no parking on Abell Street or on Queen street during rush hours.
How else can I get to Propeller?
You can get to the gallery via TTC, biking or walking.
The TTC has the 501 Queen streetcar located very near the gallery. For more detailed list of TTC transit option please visit the TTC website.
Is the gallery wheelchair accessible?
We have limited wheelchair accessibility; we will be installing fully functional wheelchair accessibility in the very near future. If you have any questions or require special assistance, please contact us at (416) 504-7142.
Is the art at the gallery for sale?
Yes, those works that are for sale will have prices displayed.
How can I pay for an artwork?
We accept cash, cheque, debit, and all major credit cards.
Can I rent the facilities for a special event?
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts also offers event rentals for one off events and programming in the evening. We welcome creative professionals to hold events at the gallery that compliment our regular exhibitions and encourage public engagement. For any event inquiries please contact the gallery.
How do I intern at Propeller?
Propeller accepts interns for fall, winter, and summer terms each term lasting approx. 3-4 months. If you are interested in interning with Propeller please contact the gallery directly.
How do I become a member of Propeller?
Propeller accepts submissions for membership on an ongoing basis. The Selection Committee reviews all applications quarterly basis. For more information please see Membership Information.
How do I submit to become a member?
You can submit either directly to the gallery or by mail. Unfortunately at this time we do not accept electronic applications, any submissions sent via email, or website links, will not be considered. For more information please see Membership Information.
How does the selection process work?
A selection committee reviews all applications. All those that submit work will be notified within a few weeks after the selection process as to the outcome of their submission. For more information please see Membership Information.
How much are the membership fees?
The membership fees are $339.00 (incl. HST) annually.
Can I rent the gallery space if I am a non-member?
Yes, as a non-member you can rent gallery space. Please note all gallery rentals are subject to our submission process. For more information please see Gallery Rentals.
As a non-member how can I find out about Propeller’s call for submissions?
You can find any of the galleries calls for submissions on the website please see Submissions or if you subscribe to our email list you will be notified via email about any upcoming calls for submissions.
As an exhibiting artist does the gallery take a commission on any artworks I sell?
Yes, the gallery takes a 25% commission for members and 10% for non-members on any artwork sold at the gallery.
What are the benefits to becoming a member?
Some of the benefits are solo exhibitions (active members), full curatorial control over solo exhibitions, promotional support, exhibition listings in Slate Magazine, Artscape newsletters, Canadian Art event listings, Instant Coffee, electronic exhibit postings via the gallery website, inclusion in the gallery portfolio library (available for review by collectors, curators, and the public), as well as equal status in the collective from the gallery for more details please see Membership Information.
What is expected of a member of Propeller?
All members are required to be active in the ongoing running of the centre. Members are asked to put in time to support the exciting events that occur at Propeller.
Although all exhibitions are closely monitored Propeller is not responsible for any damages of theft that might occur to art work.