Love Local Art Shop
Love Local Art Shop
Art lovers, look no further!
This summer, visitors can shop and support local at the Love Local Art Shop - a charming shipping container turned pop-up shop at Celebration Square. Pop in and browse a new selection of unique and original artwork by the City of Mississauga's Resident Artists every weekend!
Whether you're looking for jewelry, ceramics, glass art or more, the Love Local Art Shop has the next piece for your collection.
Open every Friday to Sunday 1:00pm to 8:00pm.
Increased safety measures will be in place. Based on Step 2 of Ontario's Reopening Framework, the Art Shop has a maximum capacity of 3 people at one time. Masks are mandatory for all individuals inside the shop.
Art Shop Schedule
Friday, July 9 to Sunday, July 11 - Brenda Nieves (Ceramics)
Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18 - Kathy Stracynzski (Jewellery)
Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 25 - Ishrat Suhrwardy (Ceramics)
Friday, July 30 to Sunday, August 1 - Kathy Stracynzski (Jewellery)
Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8 - Gordon Boyd (Glass)
Friday, August 13 to Sunday, August 15 - Courtney Downman (Glass)
Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22 - Matthew McIntyre & Alby Kenny (Wood & Textiles)
Friday, August 27 to Sunday, August 29 - Amee Raval (Glass)
Friday, September 3 to Sunday, September 5 - Matthew McIntyre & Alby Kenny (Wood & Textiles)
About the Artists
Brenda Nieves is a ceramic artist working out of the GTA, Brenda's work explores the best and brightest of human nature and her appreciation for the natural world.
Ishrat Suhrwardy is a practicing ceramist for over 30 years, Ishrat is inspired by the process of clay to create emotion, form and explore the combination of art and function. She is equally inspired by the natural worlds.
Kathy Stracynzski trained as a Goldsmith at George Brown college in traditional and contemporary jewellery making techniques and repairs, Kathy's unique brand of bold, colourful, expressive and textured jewellery is inspired by her African ancestry and Caribbean upbringing.
Matthew McIntyre is an emerging woodworker, Matthew's pieces showcase innovative modes of working with materials, narrative furniture making, and pushing the boundaries of conceptual and functional design.
Courtney Downman trained at Sheridan College in glass, Courtney's practice explores a range of glass techniques and processes, including blown glass, flameworking and glass fusing.
Amee Raval is an emerging glass artist, Amee uses a wide spectrum of glass techniques to explore and celebrate changing cultural landscapes, women's identity.
Gordon Boyd is an emerging glass artist, Gordon is drawn to engraving and other techniques to create expressive marks in glass. His carving and polishing techniques discuss beauty and suffering through the process of removing materials to see what is underneath.
Alby Kenny is an emerging mixed media artist, Albie uses her craft including dye and screen printing to invite conversation around climate change and the industrialization of agriculture and other socio political issues.
View Rewind, a virtual exhibition featuring works by the City of Mississauga's Resident Artists, here: