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Art technically/ a sample of Nuit Blanche Ottawa artists

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Post by Megan Smith, Artengine’s Critical Resident Blogger and co-curator of Nuit Blanche Ottawa. Initally posted on Artengine’s blog. To read our conversation with Megan Smith and Ryan Stec (Artengine’s Artistic Director), or for more information about the Critical Residency, click here. On Saturday September 22nd, Ottawa will host its first Nuit Blanche, an all night event which sees artists take to the streets to animate them in new ways and to temporarily alter the pedestrian path into a new culturescape. Here are a few projects that are of particular interest to me... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for September 19, 2012

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On this week’s episode of Apartment613 Live, Trevor and I are finally reunited after a summer of loneliness. We talk to Francesco Corsaro and Khalia Scott from the Festival X organizing committee. We catch-up on Nuit Blanche with co-curator Megan Smith and we learn who the former Xpress editor will be defending at tonight’s Polaris Prize showdown. We play Prairie Girl by Rah Rah, There Are Wolves by Papermaps, Albatross by The Besnard Lakes, and Genesis by Grimes. It’s an awesome show guys! Check it out. Apartment613 Live can be heard... | Continue reading article

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House of PainT: A Photo Essay

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House of PainT, Ottawa’s best urban culture festival under a bridge, wrapped up on Sunday. It was my first time checking out this annual party that pays homage to the legalization of graffiti on the walls of the underpass in 2003. True to its promise, the festival attracted an eclectic crew of artists, slam poets, turntablists, artisans, dancers and MCs. I was pleasantly surprised at how inclusive the festival felt. On both Saturday and Sunday, I saw people of all genders, ages and ethnicities. There were families with small kids and... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Ottawans, you’ve never seen a weekend like this – it’s going to be one big art party! With Festival X’s photography, the Animation Festival’s films, and Nuit Blanche’s all nighter on Saturday, you’re sure to find something that delights and amuses. First off, Nuit Blanche: we Apartment613 folks will be stationed down in the market, with our Canadiana-themed photo booth – come by and get your picture taken as a Mountie or an explorer or a Red Coat, and then see it projected for all to see. Just around the... | Continue reading article

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The Brewery Market coming to Ottawa!

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It was only announced 8 hours ago: the Toronto event series”The Brewery Market” is coming to Ottawa. The goal of The Brewery Market is to give you the chance to try out the best beers available in Ontario in a comfortable and relaxed setting.  This event is taking place on Saturday, October 13, from noon to 8pm. Folks will be able to taste the best of Beau’s, Beyond the Pale, Big Rig, Broadhead, Clocktower, HogsBack & Kichesippi as well as delicious food from local restaurants. The event’s set to take place at 1000... | Continue reading article

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Get your animation on! Win passes to this year’s animation festival

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Apartment613 is pleased to be partnering with the Ottawa Animation Festival this year. I think the Animation Festival is a local treasure and hopefully we can all get out to enjoy it. All the screenings and major events are in our event calendar on the left, so have a look through and see what you’re into. We’ve got a bunch of passes for Apartment613 readers and we’re hoping that you’ll tweet and comment about the shows and events. If you’re interested in attending the festival shoot us an email and... | Continue reading article

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Kathy Ferguson’s Ultimate Guide to Ottawa Food Trucks

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Kathy Ferguson is a local food blogger and contributor to the Food Network’s Eat Street. This article was originally posted on her blog, Kathy Eats – Adventures of a street food geek, and is reproduced here with her permission. All photos by Kathy. Food trucks – the newest, trendiest weapon in the foodies arsenal – are conquering taste buds across North America, but appear to be having trouble infiltrating the national capital. The lack of street food options in Ottawa has been a constant source of irritation for local foodies, leading to a petition and other forms of advocacy.  This... | Continue reading article

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So that happened: An Open Letter To ARBORETUM – From Rolf Klausener

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This past weekend, Ottawa witnessed the launch of ARBORETUM - the latest promising addition to our city’s cultural scene. The reviews are positive and our thoughts turn to what’s next for the festival and the team behind it. Rolf Klausener, the artistic director of the festival just posted an open letter the community and we thought you might find his sentiment and thanks to be both motivating and comforting. The full letter is posted below and available on the ARBORETUM website here. We look forward to hearing about your ARBORETUM experience in the... | Continue reading article

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Festival X 2012: Previewing Ottawa’s biggest photography extravaganza

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This Thursday marks the opening of Festival X,  a 10-day photography festival showcasing the work of contemporary image-makers at 34 different venues around the city. Now in its fifth year, Festival X looks to bolster an awareness of regional, Canadian and international photographers through exhibitions, interventions, public lectures and artist talks, roundtable discussions and the Lookfest Porfolio Review  – an opportunity for photo-based artists to meet with critics, curators, scholars, editors, designers and others engaged with the photographic community. (If you’re interested in participating in Lookfest this year, scroll to... | Continue reading article

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