Haviah Mighty headlines the main event at House of PainT Festival on Saturday, August 24.
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The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing cooler and we are all in denial about the impending end of this marvelous summer. Thankfully we still have a handful of summer weekends left to enjoy and this one is bursting at the seams with ways to get out there and make the best of this beautiful season.
House of PainT fest exhibits and uplifts the best of Ottawa hip hop arts and culture—08.23.19 to 08.25.19
Local graffiti artists, dance crews, deejays, poets and emcees are celebrated and elevated by the annual House of PainT Festival.
And just like that, it’s August! Welcome to another exciting long weekend. Read on for some of our picks.
From Pride to House of PainT and everything in between, this weekend goes to show that even though summer is winding down, Ottawa is just as busy as ever.
The 15th annual House of PainT festival takes places from August 24–26, 2018.
It’s another jam packed weekend in Ottawa so without further ado, here are some picks for how to spend your weekend!
Street art, concerts, dance battles and discussion panels. Photos from the House of PainT Festival under Dunbar Bridge last weekend.
With so much going on, deciding what to do can be hard. We hope we can help you out with that, in offering you this weekend’s lengthy list of highlights.
More than 200 graffiti artists, dancers, hip hop artists and DJs of all levels will gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge for the 14th annual House of PainT Festival (August 24–27, 2017).
Deejay NDN headlines opening night of Westfest 2017 and Queer Mafia will host the afterparty – 06.02.17
With summer on the doorstep, the 14th annual Westfest takes place this weekend from June 2–4 at Laroche Park.
Visual artists often linked with Canada’s growing Afrofuturism movement include Ottawa’s Kalkidan Assefa and Komi Olaf, and their work shows not only imagination, but also commitment to addressing pressing political issues like police brutality.
Up-and-coming artists like Night Lovell are a piece in the Ottawa puzzle.
Artpreneur 2016 was a remarkable convergence of artistic work, business and marketing expertise.
Thirteen years in, House of PainT has become one of Ottawa’s staple summer festivals.