About Murals with MAC

Murals with MAC is a neighbourhood beautification project that facilitates relationships between artists and community partners. MAC is helping to redefine traditional approaches to public art and provide paid opportunities for local artists, to create, connect, and celebrate unexpected spaces throughout the city of Mississauga! Whether it is a painted wall or a vinyl wrap, a printed panel, or decorated picnic tables, a bold banner or beautiful utility box, there are so many bold ways to transform public spaces. There are two streams of our Murals with MAC program:

Murals with MAC

Creating a public mural isn’t just about painting a wall. Murals tell the story of a community, transform the space, and build the collective spirit of a neighbourhood. Our Murals with MAC program pairs businesses with artists to build lasting visual legacies. Murals can be hand-painted, vinyl wrap installations, or even aluminum panels mounted to a wall. The possibilities are as limitless as the creativity in Mississauga!

Boxes and Banners

It all started with MAC’s initiative to transform dull utility boxes around the city with our Boxes and Banners Program, but neighbourhood beautification is so much more! MAC has supported the installation of over 30 transformed boxes in Mississauga. Each one tells the story of the community’s history or culture and deepens the connection between the neighbourhood residents and local artists.


MAC is excited to develop relationships with both artists and community partners.

Visual Artists can sign up for our Murals with MAC Artist Roster to be the first to hear about calls for artists and new neighbourhood beautification projects.

Community Partners can get in touch with us and MAC will assist in developing a mural or box for you. We will provide curatated calls to artists, assistance with artist selection, design of promotional graphics for projects, promotion of projects through e-blasts and social media, and more!


Call for BIPOC Muralist

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Artists are invited to submit their EOI to jacqueline@mississaugaartscouncil.com

The application requests the following: 

  • Artist(s) CV 
  • Up to 5 images of past work, all supported by a written list of artist’s name, title of work, medium, dimensions, location and date

Call for Visual Artists – MAC Public Art Projects

Murals with MAC is a neighbourhood beautification project that is redefining traditional approaches to public art and provide paid opportunities for local artists. This summer, MAC is seeking artists to paint Bell Utility Boxes, but we welcome muralists or digital design artists to join our robust Artist Roster of Muralists and Utility Box Designers.

Murals with MAC – News

Peel Weekly News: MAC beautifies utility boxes with new art installations

Feature Article in Peel Weekly News on the MAC’s three latest Bell utility boxes, painted by artists Sima Naseem, Yen Linh Thai, and Khaula Mazhar

Mississauga Arts Council beautifies the City with three new Utility Box Art Installations.

MAC is proud to announce the launch of three new utility box installations – painted by Sima Naseem, Yen Linh Thai, and Khaula Mazhar – as part of our Murals with MAC – Boxes and Banners program.

New Alectra Box Design by David Anthony Unveiled

MAC is proud to unveil our latest illustrated utility box by acclaimed illustrator and muralist, David Anthony.