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Would you be willing to pay hundreds of dollars in advance to receive a full season of exclusive art? It’s a gamble, but Megan Monafu, founder of CSArt Ottawa, is betting that there are enough people in our city willing to buy in to support and grow our burgeoning local arts scene. The inspiration for […]
The northernmost section of Bank Street has seen many changes to its roster of businesses so far this year. For the purpose of this article we’re specifically covering the section from Wellington to Gilmour, and its surroundings. First off, it is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to several establishments. Some of our dearly […]
Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]
Sunny Saturdays in Beechwood will get a little more exciting this weekend with the opening of the Beechwood Market in the east end of Ottawa. This will be the kick off of their third season, but this year, things are a little bit different. The market used to be located at 99 Beechwood Ave on […]
Post by Caroline Healy. Dessertfest is finally here and the perfect place to indulge this weekend! It’s all happening at Landsdowne Park on Saturday and Sunday. Can you picture all your favourite desserts under one roof with a pinch of savoury surprises and loads of activities? Co-creator Chelsea Boissonneault sure did! She’s bringing her passion for event planning and […]
Westfest, now in its 13th year, was a lively mixture of music, art, food, and fun. Our contributor Terry Steeves was on the scene to capture these photographs. Check out our interview with founder Elaina Martin on the festival’s history and future.
“It brings you back to when you’re like six or seven,” says Brenda Dunn, local artist and perpetual inner child. She’s sitting in Ministry of Coffee on Wellington Street West, gesturing towards a small clay figure. His name is Bean, and he is the guardian of this establishment. Bean is one of a crew of […]
Having been a lurking member of the Steampunk Ottawa group for a long time on Facebook, I decided to attend the Victoria Day picnic on this past holiday Monday to see what the group was like. I was directed to one of their long-time members, Gailene Green, who very kindly sat with me to explain […]
All photos by Ming Wu. Post by Apartment613. It’s hardly any surprise we’re really fond of Ravenswing around here. We posted about it late last week as well as sharing some love for their launch party back in April. That makes this week’s edition of #MingWuWednesday even more dear to us. Ming was there and […]
The first seed of Ravenswing started 11 years ago as an annual indoor fair at Jack Purcell Community Centre with the intention of creating a crafts show that was more accessible to vendors and more accessible to the public. Co-founded by Sean Zio and Lukayo Estrella who met at a zine fair, the event began […]
Girls aged 12-14 living in Ottawa have a new option when choosing extracurriculars and summer camps, that may just give them the edge when deciding on a career path. Amidst the sports camps, art and drama offerings, they can now choose to discover the entrepreneur within. Ambi-SHE-ous is an organization hoping to raise girls’ expectations […]
A one-day conference, happening in November, will bring together local artists from across different disciplines, giving them a chance to network and to find ways to build their careers without compromising their vision. Since 2013, Artpreneur has been dedicated to helping artists succeed in their careers and build skills that will help them navigative the […]
When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]
This past Friday, as part of Hintonburg Happening, Maker House Co. hosted an evening of music, ghost stories, s’mores, and beers. Ming was there. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.