Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is set to dazzle the community with its 25th Annual Art in the Park festival showcasing over 30 artist vendors, musicians, activities, food and more! The free event will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10 am until 4 pm at Riverwood Park located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane.  Activities will take place inside VAM’s art centre and in the historic MacEwan barn as well as outside on the VAM Common Green. For more information on participating artists and artists, check out VAM’s Look Book at

“Art in the Park is a great opportunity to discover unique, handcrafted, works of art made by our artists,” explains Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “There will be musical performances by Mississauga’s Folk artists Mike Celia and Iman Wain. The community will enjoy free all-ages activities, food trucks and more! Bring your friends and family and spend the day in the City’s breathtaking Riverwood Park.”

Try your hand at art-making! Art in the Park will also be hosting, Tread On It!, a ‘green’ art activity for all-ages. Participants will learn to make beautiful designs with recyclable printing methods. Participants are asked to bring old or new t-shirts for the activity. Tread On It is led by artist Jeff Mann and is sponsored by Love This House and Budget Blinds of Mississauga West & Oakville. Check out more information about Tread On It! here:

Art in the Park is free and parking is available at Riverwood Park, located at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Rd W and The Credit Woodlands. Additional parking is available at the Erindale GO Station on Rathburn Rd. W. at Creditview Rd. VAM is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga. Please call VAM at 905-277-4313 or visit for more details.

ABOUT VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA AT RIVERWOOD:  Founded in 1977, VAM is one of Mississauga’s key creative centres which concentrates its efforts on three pillars of influence: Art Education, Art Exhibition and Community Outreach. VAM strives to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the arts through active involvement in a variety of creative experiences. VAM offers a variety of studio arts courses for adults, teens and children as well as Kids’ Summer and March Break Arts camps, Art Exhibitions, Artsy Parties and ArtReach for schools and corporate team-building. Please visit for more details.

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