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Discounted Rates

Discounted Rates

The Waterside Inn is offering discounted room rates to any visitors who wish to stay at the hotel overnight, perhaps explore Port Credit a little or just return to the show. There is a wonderful Sunday brunch you might want to take advantage of while at the Waterside....

Congratulations Courtney Downman

Congratulations Courtney Downman

In 2017 Arts on the Credit is beginning a community partnership with Sheridan College to support and encourage new graduates from their various craft streams.

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

Wishing everyone the merriest Christmas ever!! Arts on the Credit sends our best wishes for a fabulous 2017 filled with art and all things...

Exciting News re Arts on the Credit

Exciting News re Arts on the Credit

Arts on the Credit is now the umbrella organization, which will feature three main shows in 2017, Arts on the Credit in April, Jewels on the Credit in June, and the Arts on the Credit Tour in October, (formerly the Port Credit Art Tour). Introducing our new logo for...

We Have a Winner

We Have a Winner

Congratulations to Lorraine Roy who has been awarded a ………………………………..

The Best!

The Best!

Arts on the Credit wants to take a moment to share our appreciation for Marlene Barcelos. Marlene is the ‘social catering sales manager’ at the……….

Congratulations Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of our draws at Arts on the Credit 2016.

Kathy Lightstone was the grand winner of our solid glass sculpture by Tropical Iceberg Glass.
We also had $50. gift certificates………

Tickets Online

Tickets Online

In case you haven’t heard, we have half price tickets on sale online at Eventbrite for entry to Arts on the Credit.

Welcome Christine Proctor

Welcome Christine Proctor

One of the artists joining Arts on the Credit for the first time in 2016 is Christine Proctor. Christine Proctor is inspired by nature’s overwhelming ability to create visual masterpieces. However, she feels that to replicate landscape in a lifelike, detailed copy...

You Could Win

Tropical Iceberg Glass has designed this magnificent glass sculpture, “Ancient Venus”, for our door prize this year. All you need to do is visit Arts on the Credit on April 9th or 10th and fill in a ballot to enter for a chance to win.

Campaigning for Arts on the Credit

Campaigning for Arts on the Credit

For the fifth year, Arts on the Credit, the annual fine art and craft show, will highlight the curated work of 41 talented local artists at the prestigious Waterside Inn in Port Credit. Our 2016 show falls on April 9th and 10th, 11 am – 5 pm each day. Our usual admission fee at the door is five dollars, however, right now there are show tickets on sale 2 for 1 at Eventbrite for a limited time. Click below for yours and avoid any waiting in line the day you visit us.

At The Waterside Inn

At The Waterside Inn

Adriana Rinaldi is a fine artist returning to Arts on the Credit this April. She is drawn to the quiet, meditative aspects of the natural world, taking a closer, more intimate look. Adriana is fascinated by the shapes of plants, leaves, pods, branches, and twigs and the play of light and shade on their surfaces.

We Have a Winner

We Have a Winner

Paul Elia is an art photographer raised in Toronto, but now living in Hamilton. Streetscapes make up most of his portfolio, but they are more than just a collection of photos of some buildings. Paul is able to emote an emotional response to his work. He is interested in the history of the architecture and is able to reflect that to the viewer. Arts on the Credit is pleased to be able to show his work this year.

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

The team at Arts on the Credit would like to wish everyone good health and lots of happiness and joy in 2016.

We are looking forward to meeting many of you again in April.

Carol-Ann Michaelson

Carol-Ann Michaelson

As the daughter of an artist and an engineer, I had the perfect set of influences to become a craftsperson. From my mom, I inherited the love of envisioning and creating and from my dad, how to embrace the challenge of problem solving the construction of a new design.

Shahram Shimi

Shahram Shimi

We will begin introducing our new artists over the next little while.

Shahram Shimi is an exciting digital artist that has joined Arts on the Credit in 2016.

As early as 1972 Shahram Shimi was designing structures on main-frame computers at the University of Aston in Birmingham England, where he graduated as a Civil Engineer.

At the Waterside Inn

At the Waterside Inn

Once again in 2016, the Waterside Inn is offering some great special room rates to visitors visiting Arts on the Credit who wish to stay a night or two to enjoy more of all the amenities that Port Credit has to offer.

Located in the waterfront village of Port Credit, …………………………………

Save the Date

It may seem a long way away just yet, but you may want to mark these dates down, April 9 & 10, 2016. That's when Arts on the Credit will be returning for its fifth year to the Waterside Inn. Forty-one artists will be showing and selling their latest works, many of...

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Lorraine Roy, who won the Textile Award at Carnegie Craft 2015. Carnegie Craft is the Biennial Juried Craft Exhibition open to all Ontario craftspeople, and organized by Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, ON. Her quilt, entitled Ubuntu - Minerals, 47x47",...

Many Thanks

Thanks to all our many visitors to Arts on the Credit 2015. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with so many of you during the weekend.

Jane Peryer – Fine Artist

Jane Peryer – Fine Artist

Jane Peryer was born in New Zealand, where she spent most of her life. Jane moved to Canada in 2003 to be with her Canadian man. Having not seriously painted since high school, she decided to pick up a brush again in about 2005. Only recently Jane resolved to paint as...

Karen Plumb – Fine Artist

Karen Plumb – Fine Artist

Karen Plumb developed her artistic ability during her studies in art class in school and also independently. Karen’s education is a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Mathematics, Queen’s University; Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, Humber College, Bachelor...

Denise Morrison – Fine Artist

Denise Morrison – Fine Artist

Denise Morrison is a self taught artist who resides in Streetsville, Ontario. When diagnosed with an illness in 2013, she discovered a passion for painting to help alleviate her pain. Her blossoming career began that Spring. She works predominantly with acrylics and...

Marcelo Pazan – Fine Artist

Marcelo Pazan – Fine Artist

Marcelo Leonardo Pazán is both a traditional and a computer graphic artist. Originally from Cuenca, Ecuador, Pazán now lives in Port Credit. He attended the Faculty of Architectural Sciences at the University of Toronto for one year and then attained a Certificate in...

at the Waterside Inn

at the Waterside Inn

Charles Wakefield is one of our new, talented artists for Arts on the Credit 2015. Charles agreed to display his painting, "Rollers on the Beach", in the lobby of the Waterside Inn. Drop in for lunch or just to pick up a complimentary ticket to the show and view the...

Adriana Rinaldi – Fine Artist

Adriana Rinaldi – Fine Artist

We are pleased to have Adriana Rinaldi join Arts on the Credit 2015. She is recognized internationally and has been featured in "Arabella", a prestitious international arts magazine. Adriana explains, "In my recent artwork, I have been taking a closer, more intimate...

Lexi Reid

Lexi Reid

Introducing Lexi Reid. Encaustic mosaics are unique to Lexi Reid. They are endlessly fascinating as you examine each little piece of the complete mosaic. “I am interested in the process of thought and memory”, says Alexi Reid. Alexi works with encaustic paint for its...

Explore Port Credit & Discover Art

Several local businesses have adopted an Arts on the Credit artist and are displaying a piece of their work until the opening of the show. You can get a sneak peek at some of the work you will find when you visit the show April 11 & 12, just by visiting these...

Liliane Lear – Embroidery Artist

Liliane Lear – Embroidery Artist

From a distance, one would believe that Liliane Lear's works were paintings in oils or acrylics, but on closer examination it becomes clear her media is thread. Liliane is an extrordianary embroiderer who has developed her own unique style, far removed from your usual...

Nicole Kagan – Fine Artist

Nicole Kagan – Fine Artist

Born in South Africa and currently based in Toronto, Nicole Kagan studied Fine Art at the University of Guelph and Communication Design & Jewellery at OCAD University. Her jewellery designs can be found in several stores & galleries across Toronto and her...

Barb Hilts – Textile Artist

Barb Hilts – Textile Artist

Barbara’s home and studio is in Tottenham, north of Toronto. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art, after attending Sheridan School of Design. Barbara operated a small textile business creating and selling scarves, for more than twenty years. She is currently...

Sjon de Groot – Fine Artist

Sjon de Groot – Fine Artist

Arriving in Canada in 1997, Sjon de Groot was employed in the pharmaceutical sector for many years, until he made the choice to devote himself fully to pursuing his life-long dream of just being an artist. Originally trained by Geoffrey and Michael Armstrong at the...

Shu-Chen Cheng – Ceramic Artist

Shu-Chen Cheng – Ceramic Artist

Introducing an extraordinary ceramic artist, Shu-Chen Cheng. You will not believe the beauty of her raku pieces. Lift a piece and you will be amazed at the lightness of her work. Arts on the Credit is honoured to be able to feature Shu-Chen's ceramic art in 2015....

Nada Annan – Fine Artist

Nada Annan – Fine Artist

Another fine artist, new to Arts on the Credit,  is Nada Annan who is a sister-inlaw to Layal that we introduced to you in our previous post. Such a talented family!   Nada Annan has been painting most of her life since graduating, where she studied art at...

Layal Annan – Fine Artist

Layal Annan – Fine Artist

Arts on the Credit would like to introduce another new artist to you, Layal Annan. Painting hasalways been part of Layal Annan's life. She began experimenting with different drawing techniques and later studied art and painting at a local art college, under the...

You Could Win

You Could Win

    We have never before offered jewellery as our draw prize, but this year there will be an exquisite necklace and earring set created by Jan Krutzelman. Jan has been a part of Arts on the Credit from the very beginning four years ago. Below is  her...

Tara Marsh – Glass Artist

Tara Marsh – Glass Artist

Arts on the Credit welcomes Tara Marsh in this our fourth year. Tara creates beautiful blown glass pieces. Tara Marsh was born and raised in rural Ontario, instilling in her a love for the outdoors and nature. Her success in the Sheridan Institute of Technology and...

Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings

Everyone at Arts on the Credit wishes to thank all our wonderful supporters. We wish you all good health and much happiness in the coming year and hope to see you again in April at the Waterside...

An Update

Check out our updated website. Our 2015 show has grown to 42 exhibitors. You will find that several of your favourite artists are returning, but there are many new artists joining Arts on the Credit 2015. Behind the image of each artist, if you click, you will find a...

Thank You

We would like to say thank you to all our generous sponsors. Without your support and encouragement Arts on the Credit would not be able to grow and flourish. A huge thank you to all the artists who participated in Arts on the Credit 2014. It was a beautiful show...

Chuck Lewis

Background: Chuck Lewis is an artist in Port Credit, a prolific creator of large canvas oil paintings, as well as detailed sepia ink sketches. Most of his work is done from his studio at his lake house, near Algonquin. Is there a piece of art you are most proud of...

Sandra Greenwood

Sandra Greenwood

Sandra Greenwood began as a stained glass artist but this soon morphed into a life changing career in molten glass art.  This amazing journey of using molten glass to create lampwork beads happened a few years ago from her studio in Dundas, Ontario.  She is known for...

Sue Riley – Mosaic Artist

Sue Riley – Mosaic Artist

An interview with Sue Riley by Anne de Groot Interviewer: Is there a piece of art that you most proud of and why? Sue Riley: I have two pieces. Bathroom wall: The first piece that I am really proud of  is a bathroom wall 7' tall X 5' wide.  It was always such a boring...

Thanks to our Sponsors

Thanks to our Sponsors

Arts on the Credit would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters. Without your help there would not be an Arts on the Credit. We are growing each year and are now beginning to attract visitors and artists from beyond Port Credit and Mississauga. Many shops in...

Mary Anne Dente

Mary Anne Dente

Expressing her love of the natural world, whether through photography, drawing, or painting, has been a life long passion for Mary Anne Dente. She is awed by the rhythm and vibrancy of nature: swirling clouds, dancing trees and light that plays on the water in a...

Artist Radio Interviews

  Sue Riley, the co-founder of Arts on the Credit,. was interviewed by Hazefm, our local online radio station. This will give you a little background on the show and how it came to be.   Jolanta Jung was also interviewed by Hazefm.  Jolanta is returning to...

Sherrill Girard – Fine Artist

Sherrill Girard – Fine Artist

My paintings and photographs are a visceral response to my immediate environment and the sensations and impressions that I experience. I come across seemingly mundane moments such as sun dappling through autumn leaves, the play of light on water, patterns of light and...

Artist News

Artist News

Our artists are busy preparing for the April show, of course, but many of them are also  involved in other exhibits and events we would like to bring to your attention. Lorraine Roy – Lorraine has been awarded a Franco-Ontarion Arts Grant from the Ontario Arts Council...

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