Welcome to Markham's Art Hub!
Winged Canvas is a new concept for an arts organization — an Art Hub that advocates for art literacy, challenges the traditional gallery model, and contributes to the artistic and cultural value in Ontario.
Winged Canvas’ mission is to advocate for art literacy and cultivate a contemporary art scene in the suburbs by supporting its many aspiring and professional artists.
Winged Canvas is a passionate champion for creativity. We challenge the notion of “the starving artist” by showing the world how artists and designers shape the future of humanity. We believe everyone should be able to experience the joy and power of art, whether it’s joining a class, being part of an exhibition, or purchasing artwork to enjoy. We are the tireless Art Nerds advocating for artistic literacy, leading the development of better arts education. Our goal is to cultivate a thriving contemporary art scene by helping aspiring artists, professional creatives, and art enthusiasts.
The main offerings at Winged Canvas include innovative art programs, exhibitions and art services. The Art Programs include camps, classes, parties, and workshops in local schools or with community partners in York Region. Services include in-house custom framing and commissioned artwork. The gallery gives artists an opportunity and a place to exhibit their work, while offering art enthusiasts and collectors a place to purchase art made locally. Winged Canvas is a one-stop shop for art nerds, from the fledgling finger painters to the next generation’s Vincent van Gogh!
Meet Our Creative Team
We’re a family of like-minded individuals who share the same passion for creativity. Come on in and join our colourful and creative community and make our Art Hub your Art Hub too!
Fei Lu, founder, painter extraordinaire and marketing guru, hails from a long line of famous artists. Along with her, the studio is filled to the brim with brilliant and creative instructors that can do everything from cultivating a young mind’s interest in the arts to advising an artist on their next step in the professional arts industry.
Winged Canvas staff at Student Art Show 2019 (From left: Giovanna Ngai, Jay Lintag, Fei Lu, Izzy Jefferson, Christine Wang, Jessica McGregor, Raffi Anderian