Living the dream: Ottawa artist Bob Waters celebrates solo exhibition decades in the making
At 68, Bob Waters has finally fulfilled a lifelong dream to feature his art in a solo exhibition.
Cutting-edge exhibition kickstarts Carleton ‘research-creation’ centre
Carleton University unveils a new research-creation centre that is intended to bring together artistic creation with research.
OAG marks major anniversaries with key acquisition and three new exhibitions
The Ottawa Art Gallery is marking five years in its expansive new home in the heart of the city — and its 35th year in existence — with three new exhibitions showcasing the gallery’s mission to foster new talent and celebrate established artists. Thirty years after it was founded, the gallery unveiled a major expansion in 2018, transforming itself into…
City considers multi-museum membership program to boost attendance
With an eye on increasing attendance, the city is looking at creating a membership program that will offer access to all five locally run museums for an annual fee.
TikTok rocks: Social posts help retro record store reap rewards of vinyl resurgence
TikTok rocks the sales for Ottawa based record store.
Toronto filmmaker finds IFFO audience receptive to his ‘weird’ storytelling
After his second straight turn in the spotlight at Ottawa’s international film festival, Toronto filmmaker Maziyar Khatam says he feels like he’s found his creative niche at the capital’s annual celebration of cinema. Khatam is the writer of the short film Baba, a 13-minute short that tells the story of “a middle-aged Iranian man” who “makes a desperate bid to…
Skip Through The Lane: How Ottawa Creatives are Dunking and Dancing Their Way Into The Mainstream
Ottawa’s relationship with its creative artists has sometimes been a bumpy one, but many in the community are working on creating a more positive culture in the city.
Project V in photos: Sold-out Ottawa fashion and music show just the beginning
Organizers are thrilled at the turnout and enthusiasm for Project V, an event fashion, music and more.
Ottawa Black Film Festival showcases ‘artistic hub’ of Afro-descendants
The third annual Ottawa Black Film Festival was held March 24-26 as an in-person event for the first time.
A sweet double-double: Orleans café shares niche with a gallery and both benefit
Art of Bean, a popular café in Ottawa since its opening in 2021, also shares floor-space with a local art gallery.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Piqued interest: Festival showcased city’s underground music scene
The quarterly festival Pique welcomes Spring with a lineup of diverse musical artists, film screenings and art installations.