The Fine Arts Society of Milton is a non-profit, member-supporting, volunteer-operated organization in the Milton area, just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Fine Arts Society of Milton originated in 1997 with 32 artists forming a collective of creators in various mediums. The Society has grown to more than 115 members to include sculptors, metal artists, wood sculptors, ceramic workers, fabric art creators, book illustrators, authors, glass painters, rug makers, jewellers, enamel workers, mosaic tile makers, potters, stained glass creators as well as painters in various mediums.

Many of our artists are professionals and their work is displayed in countless private and public collections. FASM has established a Gallery in the    Milton Mall which showcases artwork of the members and provides a location for workshops, classes, presentations and meetings.

The membership frequently engages in community-based projects and has benefited greatly from its associations with many other organizations in the Town of Milton.

The Fine Arts Society of Milton:

  • currently has 125 members, including visual artists and non-artists;

  • a Board consisting of 9 Directors and 8 additional non-elected roles meet once a month from September to June;

  • has a history of obtaining grants and donations from the Trillium Foundation, the Milton Community Fund, Milton Mall, and various other local sponsors for the Annual Milton Area Studio Tour and the two Member Exhibits: Celebrate the Season (late fall) and From Heart to Hand (early spring).  Operating funds are obtained primarily from membership fees and entry fees for shows and exhibits;

  • operates the FASM at the Mall Gallery, 55 Ontario Street. This gallery showcases member artwork. It is run by members who volunteer their time from Wednesday to Saturday of each week. It also is a place to hold workshops, meetings, and special events;

  • is an Affiliate Group with the Town of Milton and recognized for its role in providing and supporting leisure activities for Milton residents;

  • is also a member of Arts Milton, a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts group with whom it collaborates on various events;

  • is a member of the Milton Chamber of Commerce;

  • supports members and their development through art shows and exhibitions and provides them with activities to enhance skills;

Read on to learn more about the Benefits of Membership, Sponsorship, and all that FASM has to offer.

FASM History:

  • originated in 1997 as a non-profit organization in Milton;

  • was formed to bring together people with a common interest in visual art and to provide the opportunity for members to further their art and advance art appreciation in the community;

  • has conducted the Milton Studio Tour for the past 19 years.

Commitment to the Community:

  • provides the growing and diverse Milton community with opportunities to become more knowledgeable about the visual arts, and also to participate in community events such as Culture Days;

  • has developed and delivered activities for all ages and skill levels through workshops (eg. Youth Visual Arts Mentoring Program (YVAMP)) and is committed to increasing its capacity to further nurture artistic growth;

  • YVAMP is in its 5th year mentoring youth ages 13 to 17 years old, where they create new work as they learn from skilled teachers; their new creations are then displayed in the Holcim Gallery for 3 weeks;

  • spearheaded the planning of the gallery and studios for the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton; several FASM members are still actively involved in the operations of the Holcim (Art) Gallery there;

  • created the Pan Am Mural in 2015 which is installed at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Velodrome) and in 2017 created the mural entitled “Milton’s Nature Warms the Soul” (8ft x 33ft) for the foyer of the Milton District Hospital.