Category Arts

Studio 89

Words and photography by Jeanylyn Lopez In a newly built plaza near Eglinton Avenue and Tomken Road in Mississauga, there’s a special place called Studio 89. There is a welcome feeling about the spot. It’s like the extension of a… Continue Reading →

Placing Creativity

Words by Kat Runnalls  “The city is striving to create a sense of place—a strong, positive identity for each area and the city as a whole. Neighbourhoods need their personality, a “heart.” Great places—unique, welcoming, livable, beautiful—contribute to an improved quality of life, engage the public realm, and reinforce… Continue Reading →

AGM talks Art with On Edge

The Art Gallery of Mississauga hosted On Edge at Studio 89 caf? on June 10, an event inviting the Mississauga community to talk about the role artists have in the city. To start the evening, David Ferreira, brand manager of… Continue Reading →

Shipwreck Anchors in Port Credit

Words by Trish Dugan You might think you’re seeing ghosts when you watch the film Shipwrecked on a Great Lake on a waterscreen in J.C. Saddington Park on Wednesday through Sunday evenings in July. The waterscreen, created by Montreal’s Laser Quantum, turns two-dimensional images… Continue Reading →

[UPDATED] AGM Double Up! Auction and Fashion Show Gallery

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) held its 11th Annual Art Auction: Double Up! On May 7 and it was a huge success! Welcoming over 230 attendees the gallery raised over $50,000, making this year’s event the gallery’s most successful… Continue Reading →

2014 MARTY winners

Each category honours an emerging and established artist, all winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 and recognition at the MARTY’s award ceremony. Special awards are also presented to individuals who have nurtured the development of arts in Mississauga. Here… Continue Reading →

AGM Auction Preview: The Blue Period

What better way to countdown to the Auction than by previewing some of the artworks up for sale? Each day, Spirit of the City will be posting a collection of images from the AGM’s Double Up! catalogue, arranged thematically to best fit… Continue Reading →

Laugh Out Loud Gala: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Easily surpassing last year’s record of $1.8 million, LOL raised $2.9 million for the redevelopment and expansion of the Emergency and Urgent Care Program at CVH. The RBC Foundation also surprised guests with a $1 million gift, supporting the Pediatric Mental Health Urgent Care… Continue Reading →

Native Creative

Words by Chris Carriere “Mississauga has yet to emerge as a cultural force; creative people don’t see a reason to stay here.” I’ve been having this conversation for years, and now I’m having it with Michael Spaziani, Mississauga architect, community… Continue Reading →

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