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The Art House Cafe Turns 2!

Celebrating 2 years of a little local magic. From the vibrant community of artists, to the friendly folks behind the bar, our snazzy jazz fans, and the neighbourhood canines. Join us and become one of the many “Faces of Art House”. During the day on both Saturday Feb. 9 and Sunday Feb. 10 we will […]

Marché Artisan Atrium Craft Market (by Freewheeling Craft)

Sure to be the merriest urban marketplace, we are taking over the newly renovated atrium at the National Arts Centre for a craft market showcasing the highest quality handmade goods + design. 25 local makers, coffee shop, live music, giveaways. Free to attend.

Q&A with the artist: Cheryl Pagurek

In relation to her exhibition, Fragile. Videos and photographs from the Tea Cups series explore the tenuous state of current world affairs. Made by projecting contemporary global news imagery into delicate vintage tea cups, these works evoke our own human fragility, the shattering of fragile notions of peace and social democracy, and the vulnerability of […]

Night Lights on Preston Street!

Night Lights returns to Preston Street for its second year, November 17th and 18th! 🎨🌙 Art duo Dems and Doll will be doubling the fun, with twice as many psychedelic lighting features as last year and an all-new, interactive element. This special event, presented by the Preston Street BIA, is a free, family-friendly night out, filled with art, performance […]

Cheryl Pagurek – Fragile

Videos and photographs from the Tea Cups series explore the tenuous state of current world affairs. Made by projecting contemporary global news imagery into delicate vintage tea cups, these works evoke our own human fragility, the shattering of fragile notions of peace and social democracy, and the vulnerability of the earth itself to natural disaster, […]

LOCAL Public Eatery set to be next neighbourhood favourite

Walking into LOCAL Public Eatery is a different experience than at other Ottawa restaurants. The difference is barely recognizable, but it’s there. The cool, modern décor is reminiscent of eateries in Toronto or Montreal while the warm, inviting staff make you feel at home. My eyes were drawn to colorful vintage fluorescent lights and the […]

Write On Ottawa: The on-going struggle of being human

Three cardamom pods bob in my glass of green tea. I ask Ottawa author Laurie Fraser what the Canadian Kurdish community’s reaction has been to her novel The Word Not Spoken. This love story of sorts is loosely based on Fraser’s own experiences backpacking in Turkey in the mid-1990s where she met and married a […]

Foodie Friday: Support local this holiday season at the Christmas Markets

Fresh off the wildly successful Support Local initiative in October comes the Christmas Market. Opening its doors this past Sunday, the Christmas Market will be held at the new Landsdowne Park for a total of five days this month. The 116-year-old Aberdeen Pavilion, colloquially known as the Cattle Castle, celebrated the commencement of the new […]

Urban Craft turns 3! New vendors, a pop-up diner + a $20 giveaway

Okay crafty boys and gals its official, Ottawa’s Urban Craft (a quarterly craft show out in the Glebe) is celebrating their third birthday this September 13th. An anchor of the craft show circuit since 2011, this year’s planning committee promises a bigger and better event with more independent designers to celebrate the big day. Boasting […]

Your official Apt613 guide to Ottawa’s farmers’ markets

Weekend mornings in Ottawa are meant for two things: sleeping off hangovers and — now that summer finally seems to be here — browsing for heirloom tomatoes and fresh flowers at one of our dozen-plus farmers’ markets. And so, we’ve put together this map for all you hungry, hungry locavores out there. (If only those […]