ART CRIT at the AGM is a forum for artists at any stage of their career, working in any medium, to put forth a body of work, completed or in development, for critique, discussion and feedback by artist peers and members of the arts community. There is no fee to participate, however space is limited.


Artists interested in having their work critiqued, please submit a digital submission (see full guidelines in application link) by January 28 and ensure that you are available for the February 10 date.













































VAM40: Visual Arts Mississauga 40th Annual Juried Fine Art Show

Opening Reception and Awards | Thursday, January 11, 6 - 8 PM


Exhibition on view: January 11 - February 10


Join us for the opening reception and awards presentation for VAM40! This hugely popular exhibition showcases works by emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario.













Mayor's Levee | Imagination on the Loose! | Sunday, JANUARY 14, 3 - 4 PM

The AGM recommends 1 parent for every 2 children.


Join us at the AGM for the Mayor’s Levee! On Sunday, January 14, guest storyteller and artist Nathalie Vachon will spin original tales and well-known stories that will engage, inspire and tickle the funny bone. This mesmerizing storytelling performance takes the audience on an interactive ride with songs, stories, rhymes, wordplay and lots of audience participation. Come and see for yourself that in the world of a story anything is possible!


Nathalie Vachon is a writer, painter, musician and storyteller. She writes folktales, fairy tales, songs, adventure and creation stories, and she tells them as a traditional teller does (without a book). She has told her stories across Canada, in the United States and in Asia and she loves to bring people into the world of the imagination.








AGM Tot Spot with Guest Storyteller | JANUARY 19

Bi-monthly on Fridays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM | FREE & Open to the Public


Bring your littles ones to AGM Tot Spot! For January 19, guest storyteller Diana Tso will present an engaging storytelling performance.

The AGM recommends 1 parent for every 2 children.


Diana Tso is a theatre artist, playwright, storyteller and artist in education. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with an Honors BA in English Literature and studied at Ecole Internationale de Théâtre de Jacques Lecoq in France. She has worked with diverse theatres internationally for over 18 years. As an artist in schools since 2000, through freelance and supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Diana's program shares Chinese art forms to develop creative ensemble skills for youth, to empower their voices and stories through dragon mythology, writing and theatre creation.








VAM40 Walk the Talk | JANUARY 20, 1 PM


Join VAM40 Jurors John Armstrong, Jayne Wilkinson and Faisal Anwar as they discuss the works selected for the 40th Anniversary edition of the widely popular annual exhibition of Ontario artists.