This gift guide is for your creative friends and family, whether they create or consume art, or enjoy doing both. Feel free to treat yourself to these awesome experiences and opportunities too. After all, when do we ever have too much art and culture in our lives?!
Ottawa School of Art
This weekend marks the end of November and, with December quickly approaching, the holiday season has begun. While you could keep yourself as busy as Santa on Christmas Eve with all the craft fairs and holiday markets this weekend, there are a few other great things happening here in Ottawa that you won’t want to miss out on either.
Forget about winter! Put away the snow boots and pull out your sunglasses and sandals for one more spectacular sunny weekend! We’ve got lots going on, from virtual craft fairs to beer halls to music and dance performances.
After what has been a rainy week, we are fortunate to have dry skies this weekend and to be able to make the most of one of the final (dare we say it?) weekends of fall. We may not get to enjoy some of the liberties we had before returning to Stage 2 of city shutdowns amidst this global pandemic, but we folks are creative and there is still plenty going on in this fine city.
October is upon us! The most beautiful month of the year has arrived and the trees are ablaze with golden yellows, rusty oranges, and fiery reds. While this weekend’s forecast isn’t calling for 30-degree weather like the weekend past, it is a great opportunity to layer up in those comfy fall sweaters and scarves and get outdoors.
We’ve made it to the final weekend of August and fall is in the air, but we’re not done yet. Capital Pride continues with events all weekend, including a virtual parade. Read on for some suggestions on how to make the most of this weekend.
We’ve arrived at another weekend here in this great city and with it brings the start of a new season, sunny skies, and hot summer heat. There is so much to do to celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice, whether at home or outdoors, so we will get right to it.
Interview: Tong Shen, Artist-in-Residence at Ottawa School of Art, talks about calligraphy, corporations and meaningful interactions in her art
At the time of our conversation, Shen’s workspace was full of intricately patterned panels where shapes of varying sizes were repeatedly cut out of long panels of white paper, giving physical confirmation of how much those childhood memories manifest themselves in her current working methods.
Join Kanika Gupta for a free event on Sunday afternoon at the Scone Witch on Beechwood Avenue.
Many people live in Orléans for years and don’t know the Ottawa School of Art has a campus at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
After a short week, we are fortunate enough to have arrived at another wonderful weekend in this great city. There are plenty of exciting events to enjoy and we are here to tell you all about them!
Whether your long weekend was an end-of-summer blur, or a relaxing last hurrah at the cottage, the shortened work week means that another weekend is already upon us. This is a great chance to try something new, or spend the weekend outdoors patio sitting and taking in some fun local outdoor live events.
Six politically- and socially-charged plays are being presented on the GCTC’s main stage in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
Remixed is a festival celebrating local culture in the Somerset West area. On September 16 they’ll be closing Somerset between Bay and Percy to provide a day’s worth of free activities.
It may be one of the rainiest summers we’ve had in a while, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying all the activities this weekend! Summer favourites like the light show at Parliament Hill are back, it’s the final weekend of Bluesfest, and Canada Scene has shows aplenty! Enjoy!