Leah Houston
Founder & Executive Director @MABELLEarts

Leah Houston is the Founder and Executive Director of MABELLEarts. Over her fifteen years of leadership, MABELLEarts has emerged as a powerful example of what's possible when people come together to make art and solve problems. With a team of compassionate, smart and imaginative colleagues, Leah and MABELLEarts are re-defining the role of the arts in low-income communities.

Day 1

June 23, 2023

11:00 am EDT

Parks as Portals to Joy


Join Val T Vint and Leah Houston for a creative exploration of parks as portals to joy. Through story-sharing and art-making we’ll imagine new ways of engaging park users as co-creators seeking joy through community connection, collaboration and celebration. Be ready to experiment with different art modalities – but don’t worry – it’s just for fun – and joy!

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logo TD The Ready Commitment

Host City Partner

City of Toronto

Event Sponsor

Parks Canada


The Bentway
Metcalf Foundation
Government of Canada
Municipal World
Mohari Hospitality