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Toronto Star: Upcoming virtual arts events in Mississauga

Published on, January 19, 2022. Article by Ian Colpitts.

“While museums, theatres and other arts venues across Ontario may be closed during the current slate of COVID-19 restrictions, the Mississauga Arts Council is partnering with other groups to present a number of virtual arts events and workshops for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s a look at some of the events on tap over the coming weeks.

Pay What You Can Workshop Series – Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from Jan. 18 to Feb. 15

Visual Arts Mississauga is staging a series of online art workshops with talented instructors. Participants can use materials commonly found around the home to tap into their creative side and learn something new.

Art Hive – Thursday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.

Art Gallery of Mississauga presents their first Art Hive, featuring the open studio workspace process for personal growth and community well-being. This event is for participants ages 18+. No experience is required, and those interested can use any materials they have.

Play Date – Thursday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

Crane Creations Theatre Company presents Play Date, an online monthly play reading club where you can read or listen to a play, live on Zoom. This month’s read is “Harlem Duet” by Djanet Sears.

Sauga Music NOW: Rhymes and Rhythm – Thursday, Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m.

Mississauga Arts Council and Martys HUB in collaboration with present Sauga Music NOW: Rhymes and Rhythm, featuring the best new music from Mississauga hip hop artists. Hosted by Tremayne, this event will include performances, music videos and artist interviews from Junia-T, SDotGoods, RUNXGUN, Nanna Goodie and Kelson Fredericks.

Free paint session – Saturday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m.

Taking place as part of Arts on the Credit, this event will give participants a short tour of the Winter Wonderland Group Gallery exhibition before member artist Khaula Mazhar leads an easy watercolour session. Register by emailing

Information on other upcoming events and workshops is available on the Mississauga Arts Council’s website.”