AFK | Party

Images Festival: Closing Party!

Thursday, April 27, 2023
3:00PM 8:00PM EDT
Ace Hotel Toronto

51 Camden St, Toronto, ON M5V 1V2

Street level entrance, elevator and ramp available. Accessible gender neutral and single occupancy washroom with automatic door.

For a map of Ace Hotel Toronto, click here

COVID-19 Policy

Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation at our events. This year, we are implementing a COVID-19 policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for all, and to prioritize the participation of people who are disability-identified, immunocompromised, or part of an otherwise vulnerable group.

The following guidelines will be in place: Self-Assessment: We ask that staff and participants screen themselves for COVID-19 before visiting the exhibition.

Join us on April 27th to witness the sunset with the closing of this year's festival. Hosted by the ACE Hotel Toronto, prepare for a night of electrifying beats courtesy of this year's DJs Tender Buttons (Akash Bansal) and Karim Olen Ash. 

Come out for a night of fun, music, and good company as we mark the end of the 2023 Images Festival! 

No registration is required. First come first serve. Limited space.

Akash Bansal (DJ Tender Buttons) is a writer, filmmaker, DJ, and programmer currently based out of Toronto. Their expanded poetry practice includes video, sound, performance, and photography, as well as more traditional forms of text-based poetics. Their recent work has examined borders – both real and imagined, between people and places, and especially those within ourselves.

Karim Olen Ash is a Toronto born and raised DJ and multidisciplinary artist who has worked on numerous projects aimed at providing space for the BIPOC + LGBTQIA community. He is the co-creator of the Pep Rally raves alongside Chippy Nonstop. Over the last few years, he has built a steady following with his wide-ranging selections of house, techno, Jersey club and everything in between. Expect to hear playful and vibrant sets when you see his name on the bill.

Akash Bansal, DJ Tender Buttons (left) and Karim Olen Ash, photographed by Othello Grey (right).