Featured Artist for September

  Spoken Word Artist: Sheniz Janmohamed Sheniz is a good friend of MAC and has been one of our fiercest champions and supporters. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph, Sheniz is a poet, author, spoken word…

MAC Member Visual Art Show

  MAC has called together 9 of its member visual artists to display their dynamic artwork at the McKay Art Centre. Sept. 17th-21st Come see and experience their art!    Exhibit Hours: Wed. Sept. 17 ~ 10 am – 5…

Arts Community Discussions

Over the past week, we asked MAC members and members of the wider Markham community to join our “Building Arts Community Discussions” to discuss how we can make a stronger arts community in Markham and a stronger Markham Arts Council….

LaVaLab is LIVE!

MAC is very proud to announce that its new initiative, LaVaLab, is now LIVE!   LaVaLab is a hybrid of FACEBOOK & LinkedIn with editorial content for Artists and Writers.  LaVaLab has just gone live at noon on Tuesday August 12th…

Featured Artist for August

Painter: Joe Halajian  It is always sad to hear of the passing of a fellow artist. An artist you may have known in the community yourself, whose artwork you once saw, who may have been a mentor to you in…

Featured Artist for July

  Author: Melissa Nichols   We had the chance to meet Melissa at the Markham Village Music Festival (June 20th & 21st). At the Festival, Melissa raffled off her guitar and donated the proceeds to the Markham Arts Council and B-Strong….

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) General Information

   You probably feel that you have been receiving a lot of spam lately. But it’s not spam, it’s anti-spam.   If you’re a MAC member you would’ve received an e-mail from us that may seem like spam, with more or less the…

MAC @ Markham Music Festival

This weekend the Markham Arts Council will be joining new author, MELISSA NICHOLS, and charitable organization B-STRONG! at the Markham Music Festival. Melissa Nicholas has generously donated her Epiphone Acoustic Guitar to a raffle that will entirely benefit the Markham…

What do the arts & MAC mean to you?

  At the Unionville Festival last weekend and on our online petition we asked residents of Markham and visitors: What do the arts mean to you? What does the Markham Arts Council mean to you?  We would like to share…

Keep Your Arts Council Alive!

Your Community Arts Council Needs Your Help Last night (Friday June 6, 2014) Global News aired a story on the Markham Arts Council (MAC) at 6pm (http://globalnews.ca/video/1379656/markham-arts-council-could-be-forced-to-close-its-doors ) and as a result, the Citizens of Markham are rallying around their…

Theatre Performances on the Street @ UFEST

Sunday June 8th @ 12 – 4:30 pm Come check out Markham Youth Theatre and the Unionville Theatre Company as they perform pieces from past and upcoming musicals! They will be in the little courtyard area by Blossom Lounge &…

What is a Plein Air Challenge?

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Are you up for a painting challenge en plein air? Join other local artists in the OPAS Plein Air Challenge, hosted by the Ontario Plein Air Society in partnership with the Unionville BIA, the Markham Arts Council,…

WCYR with MAC at the Unionville Festival

 The 45th Annual Unionville Festival is only 2 days away, and on Saturday, June 7th, the Writers’ Community of York Region (WCYR) will be joining MAC in front of the McKay Art Centre. Who is the WCYR? The Writers’ Community…

MAC @ The 45th Annual Unionville Festival

The Event to Kick Off Summer This year, MAC has a full lineup for the 45th Annual Unionville Festival: Sat. June 7th: 12:00-5:00 pm – Writers Community of York Region (WCYR) in front of the McKay Art Centre These authors from…

Featured Artist for May

 Film Director: Andrew C Millions, was the Official Selection at the New York Television Festival in the Independent Pilot Competition (2013), Vancouver Asian Film Festival (2013), LA Web Series Festival (2014), ReelWorld Film Festival (2014), Vancouver Web Fest (2014) and…

Arts Exposed 2013