Cheerfully Made Goods + Markets presents their fall craft market on Sept. 24-25 at the Bell Sensplex, where over 100 small Canadian businesses will show off their handcrafted goods to the public.
Theo Fietka and Anna Paluch share a few things in common—namely, an artistic practice grounded in Polish folk art traditions and a desire to help each other out as they carve out a niche for their folk art.
“We aim to make you happy and feel good about yourself,” Studio Peachy owner and founder Katrin Emery says. Emery is creating radiant accessories whose designs focus on positive, impactful images, and recently launched her new website.
After two long years, Ottawa Comiccon is back from Sept. 9-11, 2022, bringing fiction fans everything they can dream of, including Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen, Denise Crosby, Tomer Capone, Cary Elwes, and Georges St-Pierre.
“Walking these dogs, even if it’s just for an hour makes me feel like they are all mine in a small way. The bond we create is so special and important to me,” says Karina Dos Reis-Baeta. At just 22, this recent Algonquin College veterinary technician grad’s dog-walking business is flourishing, with many loyal clients and countless happy paws.
Sometimes a business picks a new location, and sometimes a location picks a new business. And in the case of the businesses at the corner of Howe and Britannia, it seems like the location has been doing all the picking.
Ottawa’s first Pride Night Market is coming to Parkdale Market on August 20. It’s a 2SLGBTQIA+ celebration where the community can gather and appreciate lovely performers, businesses, and one another.
Touring Hintonburg, François Levesque highlights the comings and goings of new stores in the neighbourhood.
Adaawewigamig is a new social enterprise operated by the Assembly of Seven Generations, an organization led by and for Indigenous youth. The store, selling high-quality Indigenous-made goods, is located in the ByWard Market Square.
“While I love and adore my previous name, outing myself to strangers who ask for my brand name has unfortunately caused me to feel unsafe on several occasions,” says KJ Forman, a queer, non-binary feminist artist who formerly created under the name Lucky Little Queer. They say they have “personally changed a lot” since 2016, and things stopped fitting. The creation of their new Luck and Lavender studio matched the different person they had become, empowering Forman to go “wherever I decide to go” from here.
NAC Indigenous Theatre’s Indigenous Art Market is back for its first in-person event since December 2019.
Hannah Fraser’s local business, Floral Sweeties brings you all things floral: from jewelry to artwork, she combines art and science to create masterpieces with real flowers.
OAG Art Market & Art Auction: A weekend-long extravaganza of yay, yum and feel-good fun starts May 27!
The GIVE TO GET ART Auction Opening Night Gala, back in person for the first time in two years, is Friday, May 27, from 6:30pm to midnight. You can purchase tickets for the VIP reception, which starts at 6:30pm for an extra hour of bidding, and includes food stations and cocktails. General admission starts at 7:30pm.
It’s that time of year again when we Canadians leave hibernation to make the most of the sun and warmer weather. It is also at this time that many of us look into our closets and feel the need for a refresh. Luckily, Ottawa has many consignment and vintage spots where we can freshen up our wardrobes in an efficient, fun, and, most importantly, sustainable way.
Trailblazing can be the hardest, loneliest work, but it can also offer great rewards. One example: Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen owner Liz Mok’s recent Living Wage Certification.