What is art for animals?

Art For Animals is an annual silent art auction featuring some of Toronto's top emerging artists. All proceeds of the evening go to Mercy For Animals.

The night is filled with one-of-a-kind art, fantastic music, incredible food, flowing wine, and amazing raffle prizes.

Artists have a chance to showcase their work and mingle with potential customers, all while contributing to a great cause.

In 2018 (our first year),  95% of the art sold, and over $3,500 was raised. In 2019, we raised over $7,000!

Guests enjoyed vegan food and beverages sourced from local businesses, had fun at our photobooth, and won unique raffle prizes from our sponsors, including Merchants of Green Coffee, Wuxly, Warby Parker, and Kupfert and Kim. 


Who is Mercy For Animals?


Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Mercy For Animals exists to end the greatest cause of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food, in particular, industrial animal agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing. According to Mercy For Animals: "The benefits of ending our cruel, unfair, and unsustainable food system extend beyond farmed and fished animals. A transition to a kinder, more equitable food system will benefit everyone and the planet."

Today, more animals than ever before––82 billion land animals and between 37 and 120 billion fish per year––are farmed for food. The problem seems too big to tackle, but:

  • Here's the impact of $3,500: One month of lodging for an undercover investigation, plus an investigation press conference reaching millions of people.
  • Here's the impact of $10,000: A weeks-long intensive investigator training, plus a custom-made, state-of-the-art undercover camera.

Quick Stats*:

  • The vast majority of farmed animals are raised and killed using industrial methods. This involves confining animals in overcrowded warehouses, barren cages, and crates; brutally mutilating them; and using the cruelest slaughter systems.
  • A diet high in animal products is associated with many of the world’s deadliest chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease,  several types of cancer,  and Type 2 diabetes. Worldwide, almost 4 million people die from diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2 combined), over 9 million die from cancer,  and almost 18 million die of cardiovascular disease annually.
  • We are entering the age of “superbugs,” bacteria that have developed resistance to a wide range of antibiotics.  While some of this resistance is attributable to antibiotic overuse in human medicine, animal agriculture is a leading contributor.
  • The vast majority of foodborne illnesses and deaths result from factory farming, either through factory-farmed meat or animal byproducts or plant foods contaminated with bacteria from factory farm runoff
  • Dizzying line speeds and unsafe working conditions at slaughterhouses cause workers to suffer a wide range of physical injuries, from overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, to dismemberment. They even cause death.
  • More than 70 percent of deforested land in the Amazon is used to feed livestock. 
  • More calories are required to produce meat, milk, and eggs than are returned by these products; every 100 calories of crops fed to animals yields only seven calories of meat and milk. Every 100 grams of protein fed to animals returns only eight grams of protein.

*Please visit Mercy For Animals' Strategic Plan for references and more information

What a night!





Toronto's diversity inspires unique and special art! We routinely host scores of amazing artists who generously donate and showcase their work. 95% of the art sells, with bidding wars on nearly every piece. We host artists ranging from amateur to world-renowned.





Our guests enjoy delicious vegan beer and wine, an incredible array of vegan food, and live music all night long! Whether out for date night or to meet new people,  Art For Animals is the place to be! 





We have an array of generous supporters donate incredible raffle prizes, including gift cards to some of Toronto's best vegan restaurants, $150 gift card from Warby Parker, vegan super club tickets, and so much more.  

want to get involved in our next event?

We are still in the midst of planning our next event, which will likely happen in Spring 2021. 

We are looking for sponsors, partners, venue hosts, artists, food and beverage vendors, and volunteer coordinators! If you want to get involved, please email Colombe at colombeaingeal@gmail.com

Files coming soon.

Can't make the event, but want to contribute?

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for farmed animals. We're sad to miss you, but happy to take some of your money! 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Colombe Nadeau-O'Shea

Event Producer 

Contact details:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

416.949.7832 colombeaingeal@gmail.com

Drop us a line!