COVID-19 has opened a digital doorway to the community for Ontario libraries
Public libraries in major Ontario cities are seeing a sharp increase in digital media circulation, which librarians say is because of COVID-19.
Witches, lovers of occult set to gather on Halloween for Ottawa’s first Mystic Market
The first mystic market, selling oddities and mystical objects, is happening in Ottawa on Halloween.
Girls rule … word: The 2021 Ottawa Book Awards went to female authors in all categories
Female authors dominate the 2021 Ottawa Book Awards. Six women took the prizes in the French and English fiction and non-fiction categories, along with two poetry awards. Conyer Clayton, an Ottawa-based artist and gymnastics coach, won the best author for fiction for her poetry collection We Shed Our Skin Like…
Beyond Van Gogh: An Instagrammable experience could be the future of art
As shows like Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience rise in popularity, Ottawa art galleries are re-examining how they can market and share their art.
Two book projects on New Edinburgh highlight community’s rich history
The neighbourhood of New Edinburgh is the second oldest community in Ottawa and has an abundance of history that is only starting to be explored in two upcoming books.
Inuit filmmaker’s story of shaman’s quest highlights return of animation festival after pandemic pause
The Ottawa International Animation festival held its first in-person screening after a year of pandemic lockdowns, featuring a variety of diverse award-winning animation shorts.
New collections by three Ottawa-area poets shortlisted for Arc Magazine’s annual Archibald Lampman Award
Arc Poetry Magazine selects three finalists for the 2021 Archibald Lampman Award recognizing the year’s best poetry collection published in Ottawa
Ottawa artists express relief as in-person art show returns amid pandemic
Artists showcase their work in person for the first time since before COVID-19. This follows online selling and coping with concerns during the pandemic.
‘Sunset Cruise’: In the company of mysterious creatures, local artist journeys across fragile, melting Arctic
The “Sunset Cruise” exhibition had its opening day on Sept. 04 and is showcasing the impacts of climate change on the arctic through an immersive surrealist landscape.
Annual West End Studio Tour brings artists, art lovers together in COVID-safe event
WEST brings community together for 26th annual studio tour.