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Vibrancy — A Pop-Up Arts Event!

Vibrancy is an artistic endeavor spearheaded by four friends – Karen Ferguson, Sharon Harvey, Ann Ivy Male and Mandy Orchard. They each bring their own creative talents; making this a unique pop-up event. Their collaboration was initiated in part, to pay homage to artist and friend, Beverly Tang-Kong who passed away recently. Bev owned and Read more

Farewell, Rogers Community TV

In case you missed it—here you go. https://www.mississauga.com/opinion-story/7311828-cable-10-s-demise-is-severe-blow-to-community-infrastructure/  How will we ever be able to replace the benefits of Rogers Community TV? Read more

Metalworks Scholarship Winner Announced!

On August 9th, Candice Mohacsi, Director of Student and Alumni Services for Metalworks Institute announced Lauren Michaels as the first winner of the Laurie Pallett Scholarship—a $5,000 tuition scholarship to the Music Business Program at Metalworks Institute. Lauren will also receive a one year membership to the Mississauga Arts Council and will be a volunteer Read more

Arts Reporter Job Position

Are you a Mississauga resident interested in the arts scene? Do you want to make a difference in the arts community in Mississauga? Well, the Mississauga Arts Council (that’s us!) have a job opportunity for you! MAC is looking for someone with experience in writing, interviewing, photography and video production and editing. You would also Read more

Ampitheatre Unplugged Open Mic

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Amphitheatre Unplugged Open Mics are back! Let’s Entertain! Calling all Mississauga musicians – join us every Wednesday for the month of August from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Celebration Square’s Amphitheatre for free Open Mic Nights. Presented by Mississauga Arts Council, Amphitheatre Read more

Artist Profile: Robert J. Sawyer

by Jonathon Resney The world’s science fiction fans know Robert Sawyer as an award-winning novelist. Immigrants living in Mississauga may know Sawyer as the man who swore them in as Canadian citizens.  Since being inducted into the Order of Canada in June 2016, Robert Sawyer has been serving as a Volunteer Presiding Official at monthly Read more

Artist Profile: Annie Medling at Studio.89

The Tasmanian hip hop/R&B artist Annie Medling’s career began with a near-death experience.  When she was twenty years old, Annie suffered a heart attack while jogging and was found unconscious. After being fitted with a pacemaker, Annie decided not to let her condition stand in the way of her dreams and opened her first dance Read more

Artist Profile: Alissa Skorik

Alissa Skorik combines the old with the new.  She plays a traditional First Nations flute accompanied by modern backing tracks. “I still love traditional First Nations flute music,” Alissa explained, “but it’s not my favourite music.  Most traditional music is ambient.  It’s difficult to keep a crowd’s attention with that music, especially younger audiences, so I Read more

Art Battle Golden Horseshoe Regional finals

At last night’s Art Battle Golden Horseshoe Regional finals 10 artists competed for the chance to move on to the National competition in Toronto on July 27, 2017. MAC artists Khaula Mazhar and Leo Dias were among the first group of artists to compete last night. The 2 Youth Art Battle winners; Victoria Lewinowicz and Read more

Spectrum SQ unveils it’s Canada 150 Installation by Kanchan Quinlin!

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, Spectrum SQ hosted a wonderful event celebrating Canada’s 150th! Spectrum SQ invited local residents and employees of all ages to join in its, commemorating Canada’s past, present and future. The exciting grand art reveal took place on Tuesday, June 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Spectrum SQ’s Water Feature, bringing community together Read more

Artist Profile: Vandana Vishwas

When Mississauga-based Indo-Canadian vocalist Vandana Vishwas moved to the Greater Toronto Area, what impressed her most about the city was its diversity. “Toronto’s wonderful!” Vandana gushed.  “We never feel not at home here.  Because everyone here is an immigrant, we share each other’s emotions, art, food, and culture.” It is this spirit of cultural sharing Read more

Artist Profile: Sherry Prenevost

Sherry Prenevost has only worked as a photographer for a little over a decade.  In that time, however, she has had one of the most successful second careers in the Mississauga art scene.  Sherry has exhibited her work internationally, presented her work to Queen Elizabeth and David Suzuki, and worked with NGOs throughout Africa, Asia, Read more

Artist Profile: David O’Hearn

For most people, fear can be a deterrent.  For MARTY Award-winning musician, actor, and producer David O’Hearn, it’s a motivator. “I wanted to do it because I hadn’t done anything scary in a while,” said O’Hearn of his first foray into acting in 2004.  At the time, O’Hearn had made a name for himself as Read more

Mississauga Legends Row

On June 3rd, 2017 Mississauga Legends Row unveiled their “Walk of Fame” located at Celebration Square by the Jubilee Garden. Twenty-seven inductee plaques were unveiled with many of the inductees in attendance. Guests were invited to a reception in City Hall’s Great Hall where they mingled with the inductees in attendance. Among those happy to Read more

Teens Got Talent

On Saturday afternoon, MAC held its first annual Teens Got Talent show at the Streetsvile Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival.  The competition was open to singers from 13 to 19 who passed an online audition.  Sixteen singers competed in front of an audience and a panel of three judges: MARTY Award-winning guitarist David O’Hearn; MARTY Read more

CALL FOR AUDITIONS! Sawitri Theatre presenting new show: Grandma, based on Jane Fraser’s history!

Sawitri Theatre is presenting a new show: Gramma , based on Jane Fraser’s history.  It opens on July 20. http://www.sawitri.ca/ For a PDF version of this blog post click HERE! SAWITRI Theatre Group Auditions for GRAMMA! GRAMMA – English play by award-winning playwright Jasmine Sawant, inspired by Dr. Jane Fraser’s book GRAMMA about her family’s Read more

Teens Got Talent!

Hello Everyone! The Mississauga Arts Council’s Limelight Youth Association in collaboration with Rotary’s Roteract Youth Group is looking for talented teens to audition for “Teens Got Talent” juried singing contest!  The contest takes place on:  Saturday June 3, from 2-6 pm at the Streetsville Bread ‘n Honey Festival in Streetsville Memorial Park and for the finalists, an encore and prize presentations on Read more

Rogers TV 10 Closes Production Programming to Follow August 31

  The fond home of community television in Mississauga is closing its doors. Rogers TV studios on Wolfedale Road have ceased to produce the varied community TV programming that made minor celebrities of a few and educated many more in TV production over 30 years of broadcasting. 15 full-time staff were laid off this week Read more

Young Playwright? Here’s the info you need to know and act on RIGHT NOW!

RBC Emerging Playwright Award An award that will give up-and-coming playwrights the opportunity to win a 6-month mentorship with a professional playwright of their choice, from our 600+ playwrights roster as well as a $2000 cash prize. The award will be presented at the 2017 Tom Hendry Awards and the winner will be provided with Read more

Annual General Meeting Gallery

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