CI News Service
On May 7th, 400 elegantly dressed movers and shakers from across Mississauga came to celebrate artists of all disciplines who were honoured at the MARTY Awards organized by the Mississauga Arts Council at the Living Arts Centre.
There were many friends and families of the artistes who were being nominated for 21 st MARTY Awards. These awards are there to recognize the talents and contributions of a range of artistes who happen to be residents of Mississauga.
From 5 am onward, invitees and guests began waltzing into the Living Arts Centre Atrium where they swilled wine, munched on some delicious starters, networked and took in some awesome live music performances on stage.
One of the highlights of the evening was Ex-mayor Hazel McCallion who was being presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award in recognition of her ongoing patronage and support of the arts. Ms McCallion strode into the Atrium alone and almost immediately was surrounded by well-wishers who posed for pictures with her. Mayor Bonnie Crombie also made the scene, so did many notable businessmen and women.
By 6 pm, everyone was being ushered into the auditorium where the awards were given out.
Each MARTY Awards category recognizes an emerging and an established artist. In addition, special awards are presented to individuals who have contributed to the development of art in the city.
After the awards, everyone made their way to have dinner which was followed by an AfterParty.