Member Benefits


As a VAM Member, you help support Arts and Culture in Mississauga and VAM’s three pillars of excellence: Education, Exhibition and Community Engagement. You also receive

MEMBER APPRECIATION – VAM hosts a variety of informative and entertaining Member Only events.

DISCOUNTS – Receive a $15 discount** on every Full Price Adult Course (excluding Magic Mondays and Workshops) and receive 10% off at DeSerres Oakville*, Curry’s Artists’ Materials, The Japanese Paper Place, Gwartzman’s Art Supplies* and Above Ground Stores*.

OPEN STUDIO – Throughout the year VAM keeps the idyllic MacEwan Cottage Studio open exclusively to members who wish to work outside their studios. Come and work on your own projects tucked in the cozy MacEwan studio overlooking the beautiful Riverwood forest. Cost $5 half day/ $10 full day – Please call the office for exact dates/times.

NEWS UPDATES – stay in the loop by receiving our e-newsletters. Connect with us on social media

EXHIBIT – enter your art works in our Annual Member Show & Sale, Annual Juried Show and Group Theme Shows

PARTICIPATE – there are lots of opportunities to join our vibrant community. You can volunteer, join a committee, attend our Annual General Meeting & enjoy voting privileges

CONNECT – increase your community presence by placing a link to your artist website on our Member’s Website page. Attend our events including Art in the Park, the Holiday Artisan Marketplace, the Annual Juried Show and more!


* Art Supply Store Discount Conditions

10% off every regularly priced purchase.
Valid VAM membership card must be shown at time of purchase.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other sale or offer, and apply to regularly priced merchandise only.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other sale, special offers, custom orders, discontinued items and select specialty items.
Discounts will not be applied on transactions where the ID card is not present.
Discounts are non-transferrable, and only valid for member named on card.
Misuse of discount may result in revoking of discount privileges.
Discount is valid IN-STORE only, not valid for on-line shopping or applicable retroactively to previous purchases.

**Does not apply to Magic Mondays, Children’s or Teen’s Courses or Camps.