Category Archives: Port Credit

New Cultural Districts Help Create Vibrant Neighbourhoods Through Art & Culture

Mississauga’s Culture Master Plan came into sharper focus as Council approved the City of Mississauga’s Cultural Districts Implementation Plan. The plan introduces six cultural districts in Mississauga, each attributed with distinct themes, as the City looks to enrich cultural spaces to improve the quality of life for residents and the economic success of Mississauga.

“How we shine as a city has so much to do with our arts and culture, and I truly believe our residents and visitors will all benefit from improved cultural spaces throughout Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “From entertainment venues and art galleries to dining out and connecting in green spaces, cultural districts are designed to offer people a wide range of experiences all within a concentrated and well-designed community space.”

The three-year (2021-2023) plan, aligning with the ConnectBelong and Prosper pillars of the City’s Strategic Plan, was carefully researched and designed by the City’s Culture Division to connect to other City strategies, such as the Culture Master Plan and Economic Recovery Plan for Creative Industries.

“Many cities are known for their distinct neighbourhoods, which is why we have benchmarked ourselves to other thriving cities around the world,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division. “The plan meshes the entrepreneurial spirit of business and creative passion of the arts and culture community together in a collective path to success in Mississauga. Cultural districts will attract visitors to the city to support local businesses, while the arts and culture community will have improved, innovative spaces to showcase their craft. This is about creating vibrant neighbourhoods and community hubs as destinations for locals and visitors alike.”

The history, heritage and future plans of each neighbourhood were explored. The six districts include:

  • Port Credit – exploration, entertainment, the arts and cultural heritage
  • Streetsville – cultural heritage, entertainment and exploration
  • Downtown Core – arts and innovation, entertainment and food
  • Cooksville – food, cultural heritage, music and entertainment
  • Clarkson – sustainability, cultural heritage, arts and entertainment
  • Malton – cultural heritage, community and exploration

As noted in the staff report, public consultation will take place between February and July 2021 and will help identify and prioritize the cultural needs within each district.

Open Call For Artists

Submissions for the 20th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail are now being accepted from artists within the Mississauga Area.  The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019.  For more information on the jurying process, contact Lead Juror Gabby Tutak atgtutak@rogers.com.

The annual Lakeshore Art Trail is an artistic-community based art show tour. The show will run from October 19 – 20, 2019, the weekend following Thanksgiving.  The tour features local, visual artists exhibiting and selling their artwork out of various venues – artists’ studios, local businesses and libraries – located throughout the scenic Mississauga villages of Clarkson and Port Credit.

MISSISSAUGA ARTS COUNCIL’S THIRD ANNUAL CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS MARKET BRINGS CREATIVE GIFT-GIVING TO PORT CREDIT

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.

Exciting New Development: AOTC launches On-line Gallery in September

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.