VAM Artist Collective (VAC)

A Member Group for Peel Region Artists 
managed by Visual Arts Mississ


Welcome to the VAC

This group is for artists who are looking to connect with other local artists in the community,  participate in social drawing nights and networking opportunities . 

To join the VAM Artist Collective, you do not need to be a VAM member.

Should you wish to become a VAM member, you help support Arts & Culture in Mississauga and VAM’s three pillars of excellence: Education, Exhibition and Community Engagement.

VAM Membership entitles you to many perks & opportunities as outlined below. Cost is $35 + HST for a year.


RSVP for VAC Creative Nights – Social drawing nights on Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm for VAC members.

Join us online or at Visual Arts Mississauga for creative opportunities this Spring. Digital & traditional artists are welcome.




Figure Drawing

Join us online with your drawing tools to develop your figure drawings. 

Artist and Designer Aankshika Bheem will lead a mini workshop on drawing the stylized figure.  

Thursday May 12th
7-8:30 pm 
ONLINE - Zoom link will be sent on May 19th 




Drawing in the Garden

Enjoy time drawing en plein air in Riverwood Gardens. Bring your drawing or painting supplies, camera or iPad for a social drawing evening.  Dress for the weather. Rain date is June 2nd. 

Thursday May 26th
7-8:30 pm
In Person 

VAM Member Benefits

Member Appreciation Events

Each session, we offer FREE online or in-person events exclusively for our members.

Discounts on Courses & Workshops

Receive a $15 discount** on every Adult Course and Workshop

**Does not apply to Magic Mondays, Children’s or Teen’s Courses or Camps.

Discounts at Art Stores

Receive 10% off at DeSerres Oakville*, The Japanese Paper Place, Gwartzman’s Art Supplies* and Above Ground Stores*

*Art Supply Store discount conditions apply 

Open Studio

Throughout the year VAM keeps the idyllic MacEwan Cottage Studio overlooking beautiful Riverwood forest, open exclusively to members who wish to work outside their studios.  Cost $5 half day/ $10 full day – Please contact the office for exact dates/times. 

News Updates

Stay in the loop by receiving our e-newsletters. Connect with us on social media


Enter your art works in our Annual Member Show & Sale, Annual Juried Show and Group Theme Shows


Increase your community presence by placing a link to your artist website on our Member’s Website page. 


Join our vibrant community. You can volunteer, join the VAM Artist Collective, attend our Annual General Meeting & enjoy voting privileges.