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A Seasonal Holiday Market: There Is Still Time To Shop!

Driven to Create… by Connie Munson

Seasonal Holiday Market

And just like that, there are mere days left to shop a holiday market or two in the Artful & Artisanal Commerce Corridor before it’s Christmas Day.  Discover those artisan treasures and choose an artful photograph or piece of fine art from these online sites of area arts organizations.

Far from the maddening crowds, you can enjoy a safe visit from the comfort of your armchair. Personalized service and arrangements for payment, curbside pickups or delivery. Welcome to the joy of shopping online while supporting local makers. 

Seasonal Holiday Market - Heritage Mississauga Market

Going once, going twice, and the bidding has been brisk on those intriguing offerings on Heritage Mississauga’s online auction, Holiday Celebration 2020.  The proceeds are to be used for the Heritage Resource Centre which supports their programming.  Their target goal was $5,000.00

Seasonal Holiday Market - Mississauga Arts Council

Welcome to, the new initiative of Mississauga Arts Council, featuring Holiday Arts Boutiques of their member creatives. From visual arts, photography, music to buy, dance lessons, apparel, accessories, and lots more, there is something creative for everyone on your list this year. Buying and delivery arrangements made with each artist.

Seasonal Holiday Market - Arts On The Credit

Arts On The Credit is featuring their current virtual 3-dimensional show, Inspired found here. “You will be able to contact the artists directly to purchase their work and add to your collection, directly from the gallery.”  You can follow them on IG @aotc2019 to view featured artists.

VAM’s Wintertime Wishes has just closed, a beautiful online members show. Next, Visual Arts Mississauga is preparing to open their 43rd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. This juried show has pieces from emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario and will be up on their website January 14 – December 31, 2021.

Seasonal Holiday Market - Lakeshore Art Trail

The 21st Annual Lakeshore Art Trail is virtually accessible with their Holiday Fine Art Market showcasing artists’ new work.  Peruse their members’ online shops at your leisure.  Please click on the Holiday Fine Art Market poster to be brought to our first-ever Online Art Trail! Sales and deliveries arranged with each artist.

Seasonal Holiday Market - ArtTrendZ

ArtTrendZ continues their Virtual Holiday Bazaar! for the month of December with jewelry, art cards, prints, photographs, and more starting from $10.00 for some and all priced at $100 or under!  Visit each of the seven boutiques here.

Seasonal Holiday Market - Headwaters Arts Gallery

Headwaters Arts Gallery has the Cape Breton Highlands, Sherry Park’s solo show, online for viewing and purchasing.  Personalized arrangements for buying, pickup and/or delivery in further detail at this link.  Sherry’s show is on through January 11, 2021 in The Pond Gallery at Alton Mill Arts Centre.

Seasonal Holiday Market - Arts Burlington’s Online Christmas Sale

And staying LIVE for the month of December, you can still check out almost 100 artists from six different guilds at Arts Burlington’s Online Christmas Sale. With members from all over southern Ontario, even from as far north as Ottawa, their online marketing for members is awesome! Those studios are humming with weavers, carvers, potters, hookers, artists, and photographers creating unique gifts.

Visual Arts Brampton

Visual Arts Brampton, A Non-profit Arts Community Encouraging Creativity, has Gift Certificates to use for their popular Zoom Paint Nights or even Memberships. Check out those courses and introductory paint nights offered on their website and plan for those long winter nights. Call 905-453-9142 or email

Credit Valley Artisans in Georgetown has opened up their online Christmas Sale featuring 17 artist members from four of their guilds. Palette & Pencil Guild, Potters & Sculptors Guild, Stained Glass Artisans, and Heritage Handweavers & Spinners.

Beaux Arts Brampton Gallery

Beaux Arts Gallery opened at their new location with Winter Art Show and Sale, a virtual show running from November 19 – January 31, sponsored by the Downtown Brampton BIA.  An amazing show with such a stellar range of work!  Artists come from all over the GTA,  the southwest in Burlington, up north in Mono, and from all over Peel Region to enter work in the shows at this gem of a gallery. 

With such a hustle and a bustle going on, these many non-profit and charitable arts and cultural organizations invite you to sit back in that comfy chair, check your naughty and nice list, and let your fingers do the clicking!

Driven to Create© is a column Connie Munson, local photographer, artist, and writer, has developed for various arts organizations to profile their artist-members.  She is a director on the board of Headwaters Arts, which has their gallery in the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon, a member of several other arts organizations, and may be reached at

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