crush art exhibit rainbow railroad: "Wait, What" by Carlos Benzecri, available for sale until July 31 at CRUSH
"Wait, What" by Carlos Benzecri, available for sale until July 31 at CRUSH. Photography courtesy of XPOSED.

Shop Local Art in Support of LGBTQI+ Communities — and Help Save a Life

CRUSH, an exhibit of Canadian art, runs until July 31. All proceeds go to Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQI+ individuals facing persecution find safety through emergency relocation.

A piece of art is the easiest way to quickly transform your living space. Now, you can add a new print to your home and do some serious good at the same time. Like, help save a life good.

CRUSH is an exhibit curated and presented by XPOSED — a collaborative content platform that highlights inclusive culture, fashion and arts, co-founded by Glenna Weddle and FASHION’s very own creative and fashion director George Antonopoulos — in collaboration with Yorkville Village. Running until July 31, the curated show features pieces from six Canadian artists in celebration of Pride Toronto 2021. The works create colourful, sensory experiences that portray real-life moments in unique and unexpected ways.

Best of all? All proceeds go to Rainbow Railroad, a global not-for-profit that helps LGBTQI+ people facing prosecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. To date, the organization has helped over 1,600 people in the community find safety from systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia through emergency relocation, often to Canada.

The artists featured at CRUSH include: Terran McNeely, Bruno Billio, evalesco 11, Bareket, Carlos Benzecri and Darryl Mabey.

Check out more of the incredible work by other artists available below. If you’re in Toronto, you can head over to see the exhibit IRL at The Fix, on the lower level of Yorkville Village. You can also shop the art until July 31 at projectxposed.com.