Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood

Registered Name: MISSISSAUGA VISUAL ARTS

Business Number: 119043701RR0001

OUR VISION: An inspired and enriched community, engaged in a full spectrum of visual arts activities.

OUR MISSION: To enrich our community by fostering an appreciation of the visual arts through education, exhibition and engagement; and by enhancing the vitality of the artistic community.

Incorporated in 1978, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization. As one of Mississauga’s six pillar arts organizations, VAM concentrates its efforts on three areas of excellence: Art Education, Art Exhibition and Community Engagement.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE – SUPPORT VAM’S GENERAL FUND

Visual Arts Mississauga has supported the arts and artists in our community building on three pillars of excellence: arts education, arts exhibition and community engagement. All donations will go to help us develop free and affordable arts programming for our community. VAM is a not-for-profit charitable organization and we are grateful for the support of members and donors like you! Donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. Thank you for caring!

What People Are Saying

"Just wanted to let you know that my 12 ½ yr old daughter is loving this week’s summer art camp at VAM. I wish the administrators at [other camps] could be a bug on the wall at VAM to see how the pros do it! Keep up the great work!"

— Anna Ferguson, Parks Beautification Program Coordinator, Mississauga

"Artreach will provide a voice for those who may well have difficulty expressing themselves in many other ways, it is much needed, I'm glad to have helped in some way."

— Lynelle Hamilton, Through Others’ Eyes

"Learning a new creative skill later in life is important for a sense of health and well-being . When participants have been able to escape in the creativity of art-making it has enriched their lives. I hope the program can and will continue!"

— Petra Zantingh, Artist Instructor

"When I came to Canada I had zero art…now I am Picasso!"

— Samira, ArtReach for Older Adult particpant

"Thank you very much for your email and the extensive coverage you made of the Art in the Park event. I have seen pictures and videos of the tree, it is gorgeous!!! Such a great work from your team and your community. DeSerres is very proud to sponsor all the VAM community."

— Raphaèle Geismar, DeSerres

"All of us had such an enriched experience at our Friday Try It You’ll Like It sessions. All of us in the class (and we made so many friends) loved your interesting projects. We DID try it, and we all LOVED it"

— S. Hamilton

"The Deacon’s Cupboard at St. Peter’s Church thanks you and VAM very much for your generous donations of food items this summer that will prevent some low income families in our community from going hungry."

— Ed. C. – The Deacon’s Cupboard

"Thank you very much for the extensive coverage you made of the Art in the Park event. I have seen pictures and videos of the tree, it is gorgeous!!! Such a great work from your team and your community. DeSerres is very proud to sponsor all the VAM community."

— Raphaèle Geismar, DeSerres

"All of us had such an enriched experience at our Friday Try It You’ll Like It sessions. All of us in the class (and we made so many friends) loved your interesting projects. We DID try it, and we all LOVED it"

— S. Hamilton

"The Deacon’s Cupboard at St. Peter’s Church thanks you and VAM very much for your generous donations of food items this summer that will prevent some low income families in our community from going hungry."

— Ed. C. – The Deacon’s Cupboard

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