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SuzyQ Doughnuts - Vanilla Fruit Loop by Justin Van Leeuwen in the Apt613 Flickr Pool. SuzyQ will be vending at Dessertfest on June 11 and 12, 2016.

Foodie Friday: Indulge in Dessertfest this weekend

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 […]

Aus & Lauren. Photo courtesy of The Wheelhouse.

The Wheelhouse talk zines ahead of Ottawa’s first zine fair

In my interview with Lee P, published earlier this week, I learned that the organizers of the Ottawa Zine Fair are pleased at the range of exhibitors eager to support the event. One such exhibitor is The Wheelhouse, a not-for-profit supporting resource based in Toronto. Amongst its activities, the organization serves as a distributor (‘distro’) for […]

Photos from Ravenswing 2014, from the Ravenswing Facebook page.

Ravenswing 2016: 10 years of community, diversity and artistry

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 […]

Photo by Celeste Lindell on flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Creating space for Ottawa artists to put themselves on the map

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 […]

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