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Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood welcomes art and nature lovers to its 28th annual Art in the Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Art in the Park will feature over 45 artist vendors, arts activities, live entertainment and food in the beauty of Riverwood Park. Artists and artisans will show and sell their original works including paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, clothing and more! Art in the Park provides an incredible opportunity for the general public to purchase one-of-a-kind items directly from artists and artisans. Art in the Park will run from 10 am until 4 pm at Riverwood located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga.

“I am so excited for this year’s Art in the Park event,” explains VAM Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “We have a stellar roster of painters, jewellery makers, potters, photographers, fibre artists, metal and wood workers from the Peel Region and beyond! Come be inspired, hear beautiful music, have some food and wander around the magnificent MacEwan Terrace Garden. We look forward to welcoming you to Art in the Park 2018!”

Art in the Park will feature live musical performances sponsored by Lorne Park Dental Associates. Join VAM for performances by Clark Schlesinger at 10:30 am, LatinTrain at 12:45 pm and Zaynab Wilson at 2:30 pm.

NEW ACTIVITY! VAM is pleased to offer a free Art-Making Activity sponsored by Meridian at this year’s event. This activity will be guided by VAM’s professional Artist Instructors. Bring your old t-shirts and learn to create artistic prints on recyclable materials.

VAM is also pleased to showcase the talents of emerging youth artist Ashly Batista at the Youth Art Installation sponsored by TD Bank. This program creates a platform for contemporary youth artists to share their work with the community in the historical MacEwan House. All are welcome to explore this interactive installation and meet the artist.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood working in collaboration with The Open Gallery is shining the spotlight on young emerging visual artists! VAM will be hosting its new exhibition,The Art of Dialogue, running from February 5, 2018 to February 18, 2018 at The VAM Gallery located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga.

The Art of Diaolgue will support emerging artists working in experimental processes using a combination of traditional and new media. The Art of Dialogue will feature over 25 emerging artists from the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.The exhibition is proudly sponsored by TD Bank.

VAM is pleased to host a public Opening Reception on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7 pm. The evening will include performances by emerging spoken-word artists Tisania Smith, Tobi, Kaiya Crawford. vocalist Shope and DJ ROSEMIGHTY.

“The Art of Dialogue is an opportunity for youth artists from Mississauga and the GTHA to share their artistic process, stories, and perspectives through a visual statement,” explains VAM Exhibitions and Events Coordinator Eldiana Begovic. “We are excited to host this youth exhibition in conjunction with a show by The Open Gallery, a youth led mobile gallery based here in Mississauga. We invite you to take in the art and see what our next generation of artists have to say.”

VAM will present cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the Opening Reception on Friday, February 9 at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend the Opening Reception, admission is free. Please click here for additional details.

VAM is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga. Please call 905-277-4313 or visit http://www.visualartsmississauga.com for more. Follow VAM on Twitter @VisualArtsMiss, on Instagram @visualartsmississauga and Facebook.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is inviting artists aged 60+ from across the Greater Toronto/Hamilton to apply for its third annual exhibition,Third Chapter: Celebrating Lifelong Learning.

VAM’s Third Chapter exhibition will celebrate the benefits of engaging in the arts in the ‘third chapter’ of life. Presented in partnership with CARP and the Mississauga Senior Council, Third Chapter will run from February 20, 2018 until February 25, 2018 at The VAM Gallery. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 14, 2018. There is no fee for artists to apply. Click here for full details.

“As I enter into the Third Chapter of my life, I am acutely aware of the power that making art and socializing with like-minded people can have in a person’s life,” explains Annis Karpenko, Executive Director. “The Third Chapter is often the most exciting, liberating and enjoyable time of our lives. Our artists exhibit a wonderful sense of joy in sharing their work and inspirations with each other. This kind of community is integral to the success we enjoy at Visual Arts Mississauga. ”

Join the celebration! All are welcome to the Opening Reception to be held on Sunday, February 25 at 2 pm. VAM will host an Artist Talk exploring the topic of Lifelong Learning with the Arts at this time. The Opening Reception will include refreshments and admission is free.

In conjunction with this exhibition, VAM will also host a solo exhibition featuring the work of Orythia Johnston running from February 26 to March 4, 2018.

For further details. please contact 905-277-4313 or visit www.visualartsmississauga.com. Visual Arts Mississauga is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga.