MAC’s Events

MACs major events, The MARTY Awards and The Masquerade Ball, engage the community and showcase the amazing artists in Mississauga. We produce many other events throughout the year including concerts, exhibitions, conferences, and more. In 2020 we began producing virtual concerts and events including our highly successful 100th Birthday Tribute to Hazel McCallion.

The MARTY Awards

The Mississauga Arts Awards (The MARTYS) celebrate the greatest achievements in all disciplines of the arts in Mississauga. Each year, we celebrate with a red carpet gala award show event.

The Masquerade Ball

The Masquerade Ball is MAC’s annual themed fundraising gala. From the Carnival of Venice to the British Invasion, you might find yourself purchasing artwork and dancing to Mowtown music all night.

Arts for Mental Health Conference

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Arts for Mental health (A4MH) Conference will bring frontline healthcare practitioners together with artists and arts groups, to explore how best to integrate the proven benefits of creative experiences into healthcare treatment options, for the most common and treatable forms of mental illness. The purpose of our conference is to inform, collaborate, and inspire by sharing knowledge and experience while building partnerships between healthcare professionals and arts organizations.

Special Presentations

Rise Up Mississauga
Concert of Hope

May 8, 2021

A Celebration: 100 Years in the Making
February 14, 2021

The MARTY Awards
Virtual Celebration 2021

June 29, 2021

Other Events

Martys HUB

MAC hosts, promotes, and sponsors many events, performances, exhibitions and more… Find our full comprehensive event listing on


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Event Updates and Announcements

Peel Weekly News: Mental health conference provides hope for “ArtsCare”

Feature Article in Peel Weekly News on the success of the Arts for Mental Health Conference, MAC’s ArtsCare initiative, and the Arts for Mental Health Award.

The Courier Press: Arts and creativity are powerful tools in improving mental health

Feature Article in The Courier Press Dan White’s experience attending the Arts for Mental Health Conference and how arts and creativity are powerful tools in improving mental health.

Front Page Feature – Mississauga News: Here’s why arts could soon help Peel residents heal

Feature Article in Mississauga News on MAC’s Arts for Health initiatives, as well as the stories of art as health care for Christine Long and Angela Chao.

Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture’s Arts for Mental Health Conference provides hope for ArtsCare

MAC and MC brought together health practitioners, academics, artists, politicians, and leaders in the arts sector at the first Arts for Mental Health Conference in Canada on October 6, 2021. 

CBC’s Here and Now: Interview with Mike Douglas and Angela Chao, Arts for Mental Health

MAC interviewed by CBC Radio One’s Gill Deacon on the radio program Here and Now – October 8, 2021.