Welcome back to the MAC Couch!

Do you have talent you would like to showcase to the world? Submit your application to be featured on MAC’s youtube channel and be able to share your talents with your community! You may transform your feature to demonstrate your craft whichever way you would like. Discuss, represent and perform on the MAC Couch today!

This is an exclusive opportunity for MAC member only! Make sure to renew your membership if you have not already.

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Catching up with Arlene Paculan: Mississauga Music Expo

Fiesta ng Kalayaan 2016

Translating to a “Celebration of Freedom” in Filipino, Fiesta ng Kalayaan is the largest family-oriented cultural event west of Toronto celebrating the Philippine culture. Entertainment will include performances by well-known local and international performers, dance troupes, bands, comedians and other artists. Filipino food, pastries and desserts will be on hand, and the trellises of Celebration Square will be adorned with arts and crafts from a variety of vendors from the Philippines.

Host – Arlene Paculan

She will be taking pre-registrations at arlenepaculan@gmail.com and on the spot.

Date: Saturday, July 30

Venue: Amphitheatre at Mississauga Celebration Square  (300 City Centre Drive)

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


For more information visit: http://www.fiestangkalayaan.ca/

Carassauga 2016

CARASSAUGA will come alive this weekend from May 27-29 in Mississauga! With 28 Pavilions showcasing over 70 countries throughout the festival displaying food, music, entertainment, fashion, art and history from many countries and their cultures. Founded in 1985, Carassauga will celebrate its 31st Anniversary this year!

Ride the MiWay and Carrassauga shuttle FREE between Pavilion locations with a Carassauga Passport! Children 12 and under also ride free while accompanied by an Adult with the Passport. A “Kids Zone” will be inside Indoor Soccer Arena at the Hershey Centre for children of all ages. Also enjoy FREE parking at all Pavilion locations! Carassauga Welcome and Information booths will be located at the Hershey Centre entrances. The festival schedule will be from Friday, May 27th till Sunday, May 29th at various Mississauga locations. Learn more at www.carassauga.com or call 905-615-3010 for more details.

Carassauga Passports purchased in advance are $10 each and $12 at the door. Children 12 and under are FREE. Carassauga Passports are sold at various locations in Mississauga, including City Libraries and online at www.carassauga.com.


See tomorrow’s Stars: Open Mic, April 28, Sirius Theatrical Company

MAC Open Mic – Hosted by Andy Pacheco


MAC Open Mics serve to portray Mississauga’s talent, cultural richness, and the spirit of the community. Open Mics gives opportunity and welcomes singers, spoken word artists, comedians, dancers and actors to showcase their work on a professional stage in front of a large audience. It is a great melting pot of cultures and an effective medium to strongly connect with your fans and educate them about your art. Free event, open to the general public and MAC members. Registration required to perform.

To register, email events@mississaugaartscouncil.com OR call Jane at 905.615.4446.

WHEN: April 28, 2016 from 7pm-9pm

WHERE: Sirius Theatrical Company – 119 Mimico Ave, Toronto, Ontario M8V 2V8

Be ready to provide us with your name, contact phone/email, genre of your set, approximate set length! Thank you.

Click here for the Facebook event page!

MAC Coffee Night – Marbling Art EBRU

MAC Coffee Night – Marbling Art (EBRU)
Presentation by Hacer Atar-Ozcan!


EBRU, a unique art form of Turkish Water Marbling, is created by drawing designs with dye on the surface of water, and then carefully placing paper on the water surface in order to absorb the dye; thereby, imprinting the dye pattern on the paper for a beautiful image!

Hacer Atar-Ozcan, a renowned traditional Turkish Marbling artist, will be covering:
– The history of Marbling Art presentation with detailed explanation of materials
– Understanding the Brush
– Understanding the Pigment

Hacer will also provide a DEMONSTRATION of abstract Marbling techniques, such Battal, Gelgit (Come and Go), Tarakli (Combing) and Wavy Flower techniques; Tulips, Daisys and Violets.

Click here for the Facebook event page!

April 11, 2016 from 7-9pm
WHERE: Studio.89
1065 Canadian Place – Unit 104
Mississauga, Ontario

MAC Munch with TheAppLabb – NOW FREE!

Our Second MAC Munch will be with TheAppLabb on March 9.

Presented by TheAppLabb’s CEO Kundan Joshi

TheAppLabb is a leader in Strategy, Design & Development of Mobile & Web Apps. A team of technology evangelists, designers and developers that fosters the transformative power of technology. They work with agencies, global brands and entrepreneurs, and contribute to their success by understanding their unique needs and creating business value through innovative solutions.

This workshop will cover:
1) How to leverage technology to sell/promote your art products and services
2) How to leverage technology to engage your fans & followers and enhance their loyalty
3) How to leverage technology to create your own art focused tech startup.

The workshop will be Wednesday March 09th, 2016 from
12pm – 1pm in the Central Library Board Room, 3rd Floor.

Lunch will be provided.


Get tickets here

Say you’re going to the event on Facebook here

MACxStarbucks Art Exhibit

The MACxStarbucks Art Exhibit is the first youth art exhibit organized by the Mississauga Arts Council in collaboration with Starbucks. The chosen works reflect the talent and interests of young artists under the age of 29 in the greater Toronto area and will be on display from late September until the end of the year. The exhibit will be launching on September 24th from 5 – 7 PM at Starbucks in Streetsville. The artists will be present, so come out, meet and support young, local talent!

Our presenting artists are:

Tamara Thompson

Hannah Moffitt

Yalda Pashai

Christiana Cunha

Giovanni Lombardi

Josephine Condotta

Simi Adelynn

Sonia Trivedi

Tanya Petrina

Join the event on Facebook