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New community art coming to the Lakeview Farmers' Market

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

On Sunday, August 8th, 2021 at 11 am, CreativeHub 1352 and the Port Credit Community Foundation organizers will be unveiling a new community art project at the Lakeview Farmers’ Market. With artwork ranging a variety of mediums, this project features the original artwork of 8 talented local artists, expressing the essence of the Lakeview Farmers’ Market experience, our local farmers, and/or their products.

The works will be displayed on display signs throughout the Lakeview Farmers’ Market area. The market operates Sundays until October 10th, from 10 am to 2 pm in the parking lot of the Small Arms Inspection Building at 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E. and Dixie Rd. More information and directions to the Lakeview Farmers’ Market may be found here.

Ranging a variety of mediums, from photography and graphic design to painting and pastel, the selected works will enhance the Farmers’ Market experience for our visitors, but also engage visitors with local, original art, and increase exposure for our local artists. The selected artists are Christi Anne Abraham, Julie Agro, Veronika Benjamin, Carolyn Daniels, Chelsea Frattura, Mai Miyazaki, Isabelle‌ ‌Sain, and Stephen Uhraney.

An extra big thank you to all artists who applied for this project, we truly loved viewing all of the submissions. Keep reading to learn more about this great group of selected local artists.

Christi Anne Abraham is a self-taught artist living in Mississauga, Ontario. Her original artwork, The Market Road, is done in watercolour and painted for the Lakeview Farmers Market. You can learn more about Christi Anne and her illustrations and comics on her website, here.

Based in Toronto, Julie Agro’s Farmer’s Delight radiates the beauty of Ontario’s farmland, centering in on a classic red barn and rolling wheat fields. Julie’s piece is done in watercolour, gouache, and ink on paper. You can see more of Julie’s work on her Instagram, linked here.

Veronika Benjamin’s painting, Are You Coming, is a celebration of being at the market. Currently residing in Mississauga, Veronika previously studied at Sheridan College. To follow Veronika on Facebook and view more of her beautiful paintings, click here.

Summer White by Carolyn Daniels is done in oil paint, and depicts a beautifully rendered still life of fresh local produce. A local Mississauga based artist, you can learn more about Carolyn on her Instagram, here.

Visual artist Chelsea Frattura’s piece, Where the Good Things Grow, is an oil on canvas landscape painting. Based in North York, Chelsea studies at York University. Her painting depicts Ontario farms and the communities that provide fresh goods to urban environments. Learn more about Chelsea here.

Mai Miyazaki is a visual artist from Kyoto, Japan, currently based in Toronto. Her piece for the Lakeview Farmers’ Market, Power of Soil, is executed in oil pastel and acrylic on paper. Her abstract work represents the power of soil and the relationship of people and nature. Follow Mai’s work on Instagram, here.

Isabelle Sain is an interdisciplinary artist from Mississauga currently studying Fashion and Textiles at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Isabelle’s selected piece is a digital drawing, titled A Farmers’ Market Picnic. Keep up to date on Isabelle’s artwork by following her on Instagram, here.

Stephen Uhraney’s black and white photograph Holland Marsh Migrant Workers is from his two-year documentary project In the Holland Marsh, featured in the Scotiabank Contact Festival. Learn more about Stephen’s photography on his website, located here.

This community art project is organized by CreativeHub 1352, and supported by Port Credit Community Foundation, City of Mississauga, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Thank you to professional photographer Michael Scholz for his support on this project.

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