ARTward Bound

ARTward Bound 

The Living Arts Centre's ARTward Bound 2017 team is hitting the road this summer bringing the visual and performing arts to communities across Mississauga.

Join us as we bring free family friendly visual arts activities to the following community festivals.


July and August

Join us for art filled days during July and August!

Join our art instructors and create one-of-a-kind artworks while experimenting with paint, sculpture and mixed media. Learn some new moves in our upbeat Hip-Hop workshops. Sit back and relax while you enjoy a live interactive-theatre, magic or storytelling performance. All activities are free. This program is recommended for children ages 5 to 12 and participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No pre-registration required, drop-in for part of the program or join us for the full day!

Program timing & locations:

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Daily Schedule (Subject to change)

  • 10:30am-2pm – On-going Visual Arts activities
  • 11:30am-12:15pm – Hip Hop Workshop
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Theatrical Performance or Magic Show

July 10 & 11 - Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga, ON, L5B 1P7
July 22 - Churchill Meadows Library, 3801 Thomas Street, Mississauga, ON, L5M 7G2
July 25 - Forest Ridge Community Housing, 3420 The Collegeway, Mississauga, ON, L5L 5T2
July 27 & 28 - River Grove Community Centre, 5800 Rivergrove Ave, Mississauga ON L5M 4R8
Aug 1 & 2 - Britannia Glen Co-op, 5995 Glen Erin Dr. Mississauga, ON, L5M 5P7
Aug 17 & 18 -Courtneypark Library, 730 Courtneypark Dr W, Mississauga ON L5W 1L9
Lunch program provided

12:00 – 4:00 pm

Daily Schedule (Subject to change)

      12:00-3:00 – Ongoing Visual arts activities
      1:15-2:00 – Hip Hop Workshop (at noted venues **)
      3:00-4:00 – Theatrical Performance or Magic Show

July 20 – Sheridan Centre, 2225 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga, ON, L5K 1T9
Aug 11 (**) – Malton Community Centre, 3540 Morning Star Dr. Mississauga ON L4T 1Y2
Aug 15 – Port Credit Library, 20 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1C8
Aug 22 (**) – Dixie Outlet Mall – The Living Room, 1250 South Service Mississauga, ON L5E 1V4, Canada
No lunch program

10am – 11:30am

We’re partnering with the Ontario Early Years Centre – Bridgeway Centre to bring programming to their Play In the Park program for ages 0-6 years (older children are welcome).
Join us rain or shine on the following Wednesdays at Jack Darling Park, Picnic Spot A, 1180 Lakeshore Rd W.
July 5, 12, August 9, 16,23
Bring your water, sunscreen, umbrella and snacks
No lunch program


Dufflebag Theatre Company -
Bringing an interactive performance of Little Red Riding Hood, this experience is filled with humour, wit and fun. The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag has been performing since 1992 starting at the London International Children’s Festival, in London, Ontario, Canada. Now based in Toronto, DuffleBag performs over 600 shows a year, across Canada, the U.S., and internationally.

I Rock With THE ONE -
After watching an upbeat performance of I Rock With THE ONE participants will learn some new Hip Hop moves! This Mississauga faith-based Hip Hop Dance crew - who are affiliated with The Gateway Centre for New Canadians - are involved in the community through youth outreach, volunteering, and charity events. They focus on personal character development, team and leadership training, peer to peer mentorship, and youth empowerment. Their crew consists of mostly students, who are trained and motivated to become leaders and champions, not only within the dance industry but as people in general. What They Will Do: A 45-minute performance and Hip Hop dance workshop.

Njacko Backo -
Njacko Backo creates joyful African-influenced “world music” that instantly evokes images of sun-drenched music festivals, ecstatically-dancing crowds and the spirit of peace, love and social harmony found within. His infectiously joyful music and open-hearted performances leave audience-members of all backgrounds dancing in a spirit of togetherness. From his early days as a marginalized youth in the village of Bazou, Njacko has risen above circumstance to become a living testament to the transformative power of music; an award-winning musician, a beloved music educator; an evangelist for the idea that wealth is to be found in community, not in worldly possessions; and a generous philanthropist who is currently rebuilding a school in the very same town that once treated him as an outcast.

Ray Xu -
Ray Xu fell in love with magic when he was 8 years old. Since then he has spent many years practicing and performing this ancient art. Upon graduating from University of Waterloo with an Honours Math/Business Degree, he was fortunate to spend a year traveling around the world entertaining all ages of people from all walks of life. Magic is a bridge for X-Ray to connect with his audience. He loves to share the joy and wonder of this ancient art to bring laughter and smiles with every person he meets.

Rukhsana Khan -
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller with eleven books published. Her Big Red Lollipop was celebrated in 2013 by the New York Public Library as one of the top 100 Great Children’s Books in 100 Years. She has appeared on television and radio, and has been featured at international conferences in Denmark, Mexico, Singapore, India, South Africa, all across Canada and the U.S.

Visual Arts Projects
Explore the wonders of the visual arts with the Centre’s Outreach team. Participants will create one-of-a-kind artworks in painting, pastel, sculpture and more. Projects will encourage creativity while working with a variety of techniques and materials.