City builder: Artist, entrepreneur Fiona Khaemba boasts diverse representation in fashion
Fiona Khaemba is an artist, entrepreneur and founder of Ayana Arts, an arts and apparel brand that highlights the work of Black artists.
City builder: Alexandra Badzak led the Ottawa Art Gallery expansion, boosting local art scene along the way
Alexandra Badzak is one of Ottawa’s many “city builders” and works to preserve Ottawa’s art scene at the OAG.
City builder: Local movie theatre co-owner Josh Stafford focused on growing independent cinema
As co-owner of the Mayfair Theatre, Josh Stafford works behind the scenes to promote the importance of independent cinema.
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.
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.
‘Backlash’ documentary provides a front-row seat to gendered cyberviolence
Cyber misogyny is an alarming trend of the digital age: community members are calling for increased awareness and education through intentional events, like the screening of Backlash.
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.
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.
Ottawa Jazz Festival recovering but more international travellers would help
Ottawa Jazz Festival is slowly recovering from the pandemic, but a lack of international tourists is stifling growth.
A ‘youthful engine:’ NAC reaches out to young audiences with adaptation of acclaimed novel Fall on Your Knees
A theatre adaptation of ‘Fall On Your Knees’ is coming to Ottawa, 27 years after the book was first published.