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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] So October is almost over, and that means the city gets scary. Get a head start on Halloween with some spooky sexy stories, a WonderGeeks night of festivities, some pumpkin carving and, of course, a vampire or two. Costumes are more than welcome tonight down at the Mercury Lounge, where super-talented NOAH will […]

Dark Night of Soul – courtesy of Cube Gallery

After “Rise”, Kristy Gordon comes back with an “Explosion” at Cube Gallery

Editor’s note: Tak Pham is a casual volunteer at Cube Gallery. This review expresses Tak’s professional view on Kristy Gordon’s works in his interest of the artist. This fall, Canadian portraiture artist Kristy Gordon returns to Ottawa with a brand new exhibition at Cube Gallery. Kristy Gordon 2013 features a series of works done during […]


Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau 2013

As part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau 2013, our roving crew of reporters took pictures of the artistic projects and exhibits in the Byward Market, Hintonburg and Sparks Street zones. The photos were projected from a window on George Street as part of our coverage of the all-night art festival (see the slideshow of all the […]

Marc Adornato will be showing Wood; The artwork of Marc Adornato at Greyarea in the Hintonburg zone. Photo from the NBOG website.

Only two more sleeps until Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau

Rest up, friends. Starting at 6:21pm this Saturday, the city will be hosting Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau (NBOG) – it’s the biggest all-night art party you’ve been waiting for! With over 100 projects from local, national and international artists working in animation, audio, film, fine craft, installation, new media, performance, photography, sculpture, spoken word, textile, and a […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Soak up the summer-like weather while you can, Ottawa – the leaves, they are a-changin’. If you want to be outside as much as possible, run around the city for Nuit Blanche all Saturday night. There will be art, music, crafts, beer – and it is all (mostly) free! In the market, Victoire […]

Weekend roundup: Cabaret ticket giveaway edition

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] What will it be this weekend, Ottawa? Burlesque? A crowd-sourced musical bike ride? Fashion? House of PainT kicked off last night, and goes on all weekend long to celebrate their 10th anniversary. If you haven’t caught their Bboy and Bgirl breakdancing competition in years past, be sure to head down under the […]

We Make The City. Poster design by Rhiannon Vogl.

We Make The City: Artengine invites you to venture out for the Electric Fields Festival

What do dynamic maze installations with giant inflatable balls, musical bike parades featuring radios and modified walkie-talkies, and forest parties in the sugar bush have in common? Besides being a few of my favourite things, they’re all happening across Ottawa as a part of Artengine‘s We Make The City programming for the 2013 edition of the Electric Fields […]

Fringe (2008) by Rebecca Belmore. Photo © National Gallery of Canada.

Sakahàn Summer

Editor’s note: Post by Melody McKiver, Artengine’s 2013 Critical Resident Blogger. Initially posted on Artengine’s blog. The summer is slowly coming to an end – sad but true! – and the National Gallery of Canada’s exhibit Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art has kept up a whirlwind of activity. On the final weekend that the exhibit is open, I […]

An open letter from the Arboretum team

Our friends over at Arboretum penned a letter on their thoughts about the festival that we thought you all might like to read. It’s originally posted over here on the Arboretum website and re-printed below in full. Enjoy!   The whole she-bang looked like the green, digital rainfall of Matrix code: details within details, all […]