Walks of Art
Walks of Art
These snow boots were made for walking! Safely explore outdoor art and self-guided activities this winter as part of Walks of Art, presented by TD Canada.
Explore animated sites in Downtown Mississauga and Bradley Museum with self-guided walking tours, a scavenger hunt and fun games and challenges for all ages.
Guests planning to visit the Square, Living Arts Centre Park and Bradley Museum must keep within their household group and maintain a safe physical distance of 2 metres at all times.
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Self-Guided Walking Tours
Polar Express - An Artful Walking Tour
Take a self-guided tour to see 25+ inspiring works of public art and more by emerging and renowned artists from across the globe. We invite you to discover Mississauga's outdoor gallery and set your inner photographer free by snapping photos along the way!
Snowball Scavenger Hunt - Downtown Mississauga
Explore the wonder of winter at Celebration Square with this game for the young and young-at-heart. This scavenger hunt will invite you to explore the artwork at MCS through fun games and playful challenges.
Neon Wildlife Walk - Bradley Museum
Find the neon lights shaped like local wildlife on a stroll around the Bradley Museum with this nature trivia challenge!
Maple Sap to Syrup Walk - Bradley Museum
Learn how sap from maple trees gets transformed into sweet maple syrup as you explore the Bradley Museum site in a series of family friendly challenges.
Walks of Art invites you to discover the extensive collection of Public Art on display year round in downtown Mississauga. Walks of Art also includes a number of temporary artworks and installations that are available for viewing for a limited time, including:
Crystal Kaleidoscope by Jacqueline Mak
Artist Bio: Jacqueline Mak has four years of Art Direction experience. Her work at BBDO Asia and Oglivy One Hong Kong saw her working with brands such as Visa, Metlife, P&G, Mercedes, Purina, and Bayer. Returning to Canada to pursue a career as a visual artist, she has created works for Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Mississauga 42th Juried Show, City of Mississauga, Living Arts Centre and has been featured on CBC Arts, VICE, and The O.G. (The Open Gallery)
She holds a BDes in Advertising and a postgraduate degree in Sculpture and Installation from OCAD. As a visual artist, her work challenges society's views on critical issues that affect our daily lives which we seldom pay attention to.
Artist Statement: I was born in Hong Kong and as a child I had always wondered what snow would look like. The earliest form of this memory was a Christmas ornament I had. It was a snowflake, a crystal snowflake. Because our apartment was small we didn't get to have a Christmas Tree. Instead, our family would stick these ornaments up against the windows. They would oftentimes reflect and cast beautiful rainbows into our home. It reminded me of a kaleidoscope, With this artwork, I wanted to pay homage to my earliest childhood memory and still be able to give back to the City Of Mississauga the wonders I had back in Hong Kong.
Digital Collage, 2021
Walking Gallery by Beena Mistry
Artist Bio: Beena Mistry is a Toronto based freelance illustrator and art director who likes to play with shapes and colour. They are currently interested working on projects that promote community building and the well-being of under-served communities. Their clients include Google, BuzzFeed, Simon & Schuster, University of Toronto, Reader's Digest, and Avenue Calgary.
Digital Illustration, 2021
Inspiring Posts by Brad Pyne (Living Arts Centre Park)
Artist Bio: Brad Pyne (He/him) is a Toronto based graphic designer, born and raised in Mississauga. Working in both physical and digital mediums, he specializes in illustration and motion-based pieces. He always brings his formal design training into his work, and infuses as much colour as he can. He has shown pieces regularly in the Swash & Serif exhibition since their first show in 2014.
Artist Statement: "Inspiring Posts" is a light-hearted expression of encouragement, taking words of wisdom off your social feed and posting them in the real world. With the necessity of social distancing, our community needs more reasons and opportunities to safely enjoy time outside of their homes. "Inspiring Posts" was commissioned as part of Walks of Art to help provide those opportunities, and offer a bright spot of colour in otherwise greyer months. Each post is a digital illustration combining type and form, printed on a standard 24"x24" metal street sign.
Digital Illustration, 2021
Maps of Mississauga
Select artwork from the Maps of Mississauga digital gallery are on display on the Living Arts Centre outdoor screen. Featured artists include: Leah Kwak, Angela Chao, Linh Thai, Jenny Chen, Laura Di Fiore and Ray Vidal.
Walk this Way
Celebration Square invites you to use your body to control the lights - jump, dance and play to create artful lightscapes under the market trellis.
The Northern Lightbox presented by TD
This immersive photo op will transport you to the majestic Boreal Forest under the Aurora Borealis. Step in, take a photo, and be sure to share with us! #WalksofArt
Freeze Frame presented by Bell
Strike a pose in the Freeze Frame and share your photos with us! #WalksofArt
Mississauga is currently in the Grey-Lockdown level. Celebration Square, Living Arts Centre Park and Bradley Museum remain open for walk-through access; please take note of the following health & safety requirements, prior to attending these venues:
- Keep within your household group and maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres apart from others
- Wash your hands with warm water and soap frequently. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained
- Sneeze and cough into a tissue, or use your sleeve
- If you feel sick, stay home and get tested.
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February 24 to March 21, 2021
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Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City's Policy 08-05-01. The personal information will be used for the administration of the scavenger hunt program, including account creation, marketing, communication and usage analytics. Questions about how the City is using, collecting or retaining your personal information can be directed to the Events Coordinator, Celebration Square, Mississauga Central Library 3rd Floor, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3. Telephone 905-615-3200 ext.3821.