Gala for Giving 2015

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 Time: 6:30pm reception, 7:30pm dinner Location: Le Parc Dining and Banquet Hall Address: 8432 Leslier Street, Thornhill, ON Price: $125 per ticket (taxes included). If you are interested in purchasing tickets, email info@markhamartscouncil.com! Website: galaforgiving.ca…

Get Your Hands Dirty: Workshop Series with Curry's and Winged Canvas

Get Your Hands Dirty: Discover New Materials Workshops  The Markham Arts Council, Curry’s Artist Materials, and Winged Canvas Art Hub are teaming up to present a hands-on workshop series to allow artists to play with new mediums – to get their hands dirty! Three materials-oriented workshops…

Featured Visual Artist for February

Visual Artist: Antonio Caballero Antonio Caballero’s artistic inspiration has come through experiences in his life and work.   He grew up in rural Chile where there was an abundance of picturesque mountains and vineyards, yet a lack of diversion and resources.  …

Featured Literary Artist for February

Literary Artist: Shlomit Kriger Shlomit Kriger is a journalist, poet, visual artist, and artist-educator. Based in Toronto, Canada, Shlomit enjoys sprinkling inspiration and awareness through the arts. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University and has taken courses in expressive…

Call to Artists: ARTREPRENEUR Business Development Incubator Program

ARTREPRENEUR 12-week Business Development Incubator Program for Creatives May 5 – July 28, 2015 Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, April 1 by 5:00 pm About Artrepreneur Artrepreneur is a program designed to equip independent artists, arts businesses and collectives in York…

Featured Visual Artist for January

  Visual Artist: Megan Ward Megan Ward is a visual artist from Bridgenorth, Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2012 with a BFA in Drawing & Painting after completing her Honours year at OCAD’s…

PechaKucha Markham Volume 6

What is a PechaKucha, you wonder? PechaKucha, the Japanese word for chit-chat, is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each. The Markham Public Library, Varley Art Gallery, and Markham Arts Council…

Markham Teen Arts Council's 24-Hour Film Challenge 2015

When: Sunday, January 18, 2015 | 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Where: FLATO Markham Theatre Admission: Free The 24-Hour Film Challenge is one of the Markham Teen Arts Council’s signature events that unites teens across the city to celebrate the art…

Markham Arts Council's Annual General Meeting 2014

Would you like to learn more about the activities of Markham Arts Council, MAC’s Subcommittees, and MAC’s Partners this past year?  Do you want a sneak peek of what is to come in 2015?  Do you want to experience some…

Featured Artist for November

  Woodworking Artist: Kirk Chenier Kirk Chenier has been a passionate woodworker for decades. In 2011, he went through cancer treatment, which gave him an opportunity to reflect on what was most important to him and brought him joy. This…

PechaKucha Markham and LaVaLab Official Launch

  The Markham Arts Council invites YOU to the official unveiling of LaVaLab – the new Ontario Trillium Foundation funded promotional, networking & educational project created for Artists & Writers! Come and join us on Friday November 21st at the…

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