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News release: August 11, 2021

Paint Peel in a day! PAMA calling both local artists and youth volunteers this August

BRAMPTON, ON. (August 11th, 2021) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is calling on local artists to paint Peel in a day on Sat. Aug. 28 in a virtual edition of the Live Art Competition. We are also calling on youth in Peel (ages 16-21) as we aim to form the first PAMA volunteer Youth Council.

Virtual Live Art: Paint Peel in a day
Saturday, August 28, 2021 – Start time: 8:00 a.m. End time: 6:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars for a day of painting in the great outdoors.
Win one of three People’s Choice Award Prizes of a gift card to your choice from DeSerres, Curry’s or Michaels!

Awards made possible by the John Cutruzzola PAMA Arts Endowment Fund.

Since 2016, artists have visited downtown Brampton in person to participate in the "en plein air" Live Art Brampton Competition. Painting "en plein air" is a painting created outdoors "in the open air" and started and completed on the same day.

Working in your favourite medium and preferred style, you will interpret any of the natural areas, streetscapes, buildings and/or people in the Region of Peel. The Region is made up of the 3 municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

If you are an adult 18+ living in Ontario. Please read the Conditions of Entry for full details. Artists will need to supply all art materials and equipment needed to paint in the outdoors, rain or shine.

There is no fee to register, but you must register in advance. Registration is limited to 50 people on a first come, first serve basis. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27 or when a maximum of 50 artists have registered.

All submissions will be displayed in an online showcase where the public will vote for their favourite artwork starting Sept. 1. Winners of the Peoples’ Choice award will be announced on Saturday, September 25, during the kick-off of Ontario Culture Days. Prizes will be awarded to the three artworks receiving the most votes.

PAMA Youth Council
We are excited to announce that PAMA will be starting a Youth Council in the 2021-2022 school year. The PAMA Youth Council will provide refreshing and inspired guidance that supports and empowers local youth to become great leaders and will encourage community connectivity. The Youth Council will enable youth to share their stories and build community through exhibitions and programming for youth by youth.

Please express your interest by submitting a short application. Applications will be accepted until September 24, 2021.

PAMA is temporarily closed as it is undergoing a significant upgrade project to improve airflow in the complex to enhance visitor experience and ensure the safeguarding of collections. PAMA will also be taking this time to revisit permanent exhibitions, conduct community consultations and refresh spaces. PAMA will remain closed until early 2022, while remaining active with online programing, community partnerships and virtual and outdoor exhibitions.

PAMA It is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit to learn more.

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Coordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425

About Peel Region

Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram