As local events are now taking place online, progressive vendors have struggled with craft-show organizers rejecting or censoring their works for being considered too political. These vendors, as a result, have trouble finding their target audience as well as connecting with their community. Pride, Not Prejudice is here to fix this problem.
Crafts / DIY
Andrea Mueller makes small, important jewelry. From her workbench, she creates engagement rings, redesigns heirloom gems, and fabricates earrings that brighten and bring meaning to their wearer’s daily lives. Mueller’s clients have given her a unique perspective into Ottawa’s changing relationship with gold and silver: she is frequently called upon to remake old or inherited […]
Between lockdowns and curfews, we’re low on organized events to share this weekend. So besides a friendly reminder to make safe choices, we’ve got a few suggestions lined up for your weekend.
If you’re anything like me, there are always a bunch of tiny bits and bobs that would be perfect to gift, but not worth the effort of wrapping up and putting under the tree. Conveniently, for those items, we have stockings. It’s always a joy to watch someone pull a bunch of tiny surprises from a giant sock.
What makes this market truly special is finding vendors you don’t expect to find at a holiday market.
For all your local gift shopping needs, here’s a roundup of some of the holiday craft fairs and markets coming up in the next few weeks!
We cover the first edition of Inside Out Film Festival’s Queer Makers’ Market.
The mere thought of paper tends to evoke stale images of work but imagine the possibilities when you apply purposeful design, colour, and some glue. Laura Peeke has been creating works of art with quilling, a process of coiling and shaping strips of paper with glue.
Fun did not miss Ottawa this weekend! Whether people are just getting into the Halloween festivities, looking for more a more artsy evening, or want to party all night long there’s something for everyone!
With spring just around the corner, new shops, stores and specialized services are sprouting all along Wellington West in Hintonburg, and pleasing residents with new opportunities to rediscover this vibrant and unique neighbourhood. At first glance walking by Fabrications, an established fabric boutique and sewing studio located at 1018 Wellington West, it may not be […]
As Executive Director of Water Rangers, Kat Kavanagh and her team have made it their mission to inform people about the state of their local water, and provide tools to learn and share information through their app.
Maker House Co., a must for those shopping for unique locally made goods, celebrated their first year in business. In true entrepreneurial fashion, the retail business “celebrated” by revamping the store and using their holiday to build new shelves to hold even more Ottawa-crafted goods. Gareth Davies, the company’s founder, came to Ottawa via his […]
The Education and Public Programs department at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) has developed a new youth council, stArtup, geared towards involving youth ages 17-25 in the gallery’s programs and operations. Doug Dumais, OAG Education Assistant and one of the stArtup coordinators, said that the youth council’s aim is “to open up the gallery to […]
“Self care is not a luxury,” says Mandi Lunan of This Charming Mandi, and formerly of Auntie Loo’s.
“I thought what it would be like if the audience helped us create these musical spaces. Every performance will be different thanks to the participation of the audience.”