Recently we told you about the re-opening of the Small Arms Inspection Building. The building was originally used during World War II and has lay fairly dormant since.

The Mississauga Government worked in conjunction with local artists to redesign the Small Arms Building as a place to house art exhibits. As per the official website:

Our vision is to reinvent the Small Arms Inspection Building as a multidisciplinary creative hub. With a lot of hard work and support, we were able to do just that.

This wonderful, light-filled creative hub welcomes you to explore and immerse yourself into the beautifully collaborative atmosphere. With a fresh new interior and an evolving community, the possibilities are endless.

The building aims to be a creative hub for Mississauga natives looking to express their talent. As such, you can expect it to play host to a plethora of great exhibits in the coming months and years. The first of which kicks-off this weekend with the Forward Motion display.

The Forward Motion exhibit is all about traversal and speed. “Exploring ideas ranging from flight, time travel and immigration to displacement and circulation, each of the artists featured within the exhibition navigates the physical and conceptual dimensions of movement across time and space. What emerges through these multiple pathways are deeply felt responses to how the movement of bodies, objects and ideas influences the ways in which the artists featured here conceive of place-making, of awayness and hereness.”

The exhibit will run from September 8th to October 20th, every Wednesday-Saturday, 12pm to 4pm. Of course, it is free to everyone!

There will be around a dozen artists at the exhibit, including Christina Battle, Steven Beckly, Patrick Cruz, Soheila Esfahani, Melissa General, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Jihee Min, Ed Pien, Veronique Sunatori, Meera Margaret Singh, and Tazeen Qayyum.

These brilliant local artists could be the future of Canada’s art. So come to the Small Arms Building at 1352 Lakeshore Road East and witness their greatness. Celebrate local art and the first exhibit at Mississauga’s brightest new creative space!