The Mississauga Arts Council’s annual Cranberry Christmas Market returns to Port Credit this holiday season!
A diverse group of community artisans will set up shop at the historic Clarke Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Guests can look forward to the quintessential holiday market experience, complete with warm beverages, carolling courtesy of the Mississauga Choral Society, and tons of festive goodies.
A unique variety of items will be available for purchase, including original artwork, hand-carved wooden items and charcuterie boards, artisanal candy and chocolates, home decor, pottery, holistic teas and handmade jewellery. Vendors include Angela Chao, Sue Archibald, Norm Tendall, The Spiced Leaf Tea Co., City Centre Dance, Mississauga Potters Guild, and over 20 others.
For those shoppers wishing someone else could do the gift wrapping for them, a donation to Epilepsy South Central Ontario will ensure your gifts are beautifully wrapped on the spot.
Entry to The Cranberry Christmas Market is pay-what-you-can or guests can bring in non-perishable food items. All donations support the Compass Food Bank.
Join the Mississauga Arts Council at the family-friendly Cranberry Christmas Market on Saturday, November 24, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd West.
Arts on the Credit is delighted to announce that in September, art lovers will be able to purchase art from selected artists that have participated in the AOTC shows – all year round – another chance to purchase from our outstanding artists! https://www.artsonthecredit.ca/art-shop
“Arts on the Credit is an art tour like no other”, says founder and organizer, Marie Payne, “The entire Port Credit business community gets involved and local artists are hosted by generous shop owners along Lakeshore Road. Our tour is walkable and accessible, with fantastic restaurants all along the route, making it a complete experience of original art, fabulous food and refreshments, and live music at some locations.”
The Arts on the Credit art tour includes fine art, paintings and photography, and 3-dimensional work such as blown and fused glass, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, and wood carving. Arts on the Credit carefully juries and selects quality work, attracting participation from both local and GTA artists who will be available to chat and explain the stories behind their creations, there is always a story to be told!
The tour takes place along Lakeshore Road in the east, central and west village of Port Credit. As always, the tour is FREE, and is walkable and accessible with thousands of quality art-related gifts available just in time for the coming holiday season. For those visitors who complete the tour & submit their “tour passport” there are also fabulous draw prizes. A map is available at http://artsonthecredit.ca/arts-on-the-credit-tour/ with detailed information about this year’s participating artists.
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Calling all Rockers! For two nights The Great Hall in Mississauga will come alive with the Rock Music of the Ages. Windmill Music is set to present an exhilarating mix of Classic Rock with its new concert, The Age of Rock and Roll on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Great Hall located at 84 South Service Rd, Mississauga. (QEW/Hwy 10). Come to groove and soak it all in as the professional Windmill cast performs an energetic array of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Showcasing 14 professional vocalists from the Mississauga area, The Age of Rock and Roll will delight audiences with its high-calibre musicianship and authentic cabaret experience complete with complimentary snacks, candlelight and cash bar. Ample free parking on site.
“Spring is here – it’s time to let your hair down, shake off the cobwebs and start living again,” explains Windmill Music Artistic Director Brian Pritchard. “This great music will excite you and lift your spirits – so come and spend the evening with us. The fourteen voice Windmill Singers and our Band love Rock and Roll and love to sing the music of an unforgettable era.”
Featured vocalists include Heidi Cyfko, Michelle Giacometti, Christa Clahane, Emily Klatt, Katie Westrope, Raylin Marcotte, Diana Rimac, Erin Boyle, Chris Burke, Blair Barnsdale, Jason Hales, Justin Bacchus, Heather Christine and Brian Pritchard. The Windmill Band is comprised of Alex Furlott on bass, Andrew Scott on drums and Fraser Melvin on guitar under the guidance of Windmill Music’s Musical Director Jennifer Tung.
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased on the Windmill website at windmillmusic.org or by calling 905-483-5702. Please visit www.windmillmusic.org for more details. Follow us on Twitter @WindmillTheatr1.
Craftadian presents 40 jury selected makers for this month’s Spring market at First United Church
This month, try something new. Craftadian Spring Market, a curated space with 40 local artisans, designers and food purveyors takes place in Port Credit on April 28, where participants can shop locally made goods, learn new skills and go home with something handmade.
Earlier this year, 40 out of 200 applicants were accepted into Craftadian, focusing on local area makers that represent modern design across diverse mediums including art, ceramics, textiles, clothing, stationery, skincare, food and jewellery. The jury, consists of, designers and crafters, of varying experience in order to stay current with trends in the art and craft event space. Each market is produced with an emphasis on keeping the environment fresh, connecting buyers with makers while elevating the shopping ‘small’ experience.
For many of these artisans and small business owners, it’s the only time they are able to interact with customers face to face. It’s a great opportunity to shop small, and support the local community instead of shopping big box retailers or online. Everything from clothing, handbags, to home décor will be on offer, as well as:
- Indoor food purveyors including Andrzejewski Perogies, Soup Girl, The Chocolate Lab, Peter Piper’s Pastry Shop, and Fantasy Cookies
- Free swag bags filled with handmade goodies for the first 50 people in line at 10 a.m., plus gift giveaways at 2 p.m.
Below is a roundup of the new experiential DIY workshops. *Each workshop comes with a swag bag, valued at $25, filled with handmade goodies from Oakville based, Dove + Arrow Boutique: Continue reading Craftadian Spring Market is coming to Port Credit