Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In

11th December 2020, 12:00 am

Date(s) - 11th Dec 2020 - 3rd Jan 2021
All Day


EXTENDED till the beginning of January 2021

NOTE this is LA time (PST)



Tom of Finland Foundation is proud to announce its 25th Art and Culture Festival: Plugged In.
The festival will be held online during the second weekend of December.

“It’s so important to continue the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival – even virtually, because this year is Tom’s 100’s birthday. This festival is not only a platform championing queer art and queer artists, but also a gathering place where all queer communities can come together.” – Rubén Esparza, ToF Art Festival Coordinator, Founder of the Queer Biennial 

One of the key public events the Foundation does each year, this year’s event marks the celebration of #TOMs100. It is also the 36th anniversary of Tom of Finland Foundation, an organization founded by Tom of Finland and Durk Dehner with the mission to protect, preserve and promote erotic art.

This digital Festival aims to support artists by providing them an avenue to present and sell their works. The Festival will feature artist “booths” and virtual events throughout the weekend.

Most festival events are free and open to the public.



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This weekend, get plugged in

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Pencil up, plugged in – Sunday 13th December

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⚡ Visit the Festival!

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Get plugged in

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Published: 11th December 2020

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