June 17, 2015

Kitchissippi is full of artists and a number of notable galleries that are active in our community.  The well known Great Canadian Theatre Company, incorporated as a non-profit organization with charitable status, is in its 37th season   I am proud that Kitchissippi offers such a wealth of culture.

Orpheus is North America’s longest-running organization of its kind and has been entertaining Ottawa theatre audiences with musical performances of all kinds since 1906.

This past summer is was Titanic: The Musical, it was a wonderful performance.  Footloose is coming soon, won’t you consider attending?


Enriched Bread Artists EBA is a non-profit, artist-run space dedicated to the production and development of the visual arts by offering affordable studio space to professional artists for the past 20 years.

Ottawa ‘s first NUIT BLANCHe took place in 2012 in the Byward Market and Hintonburg with many art installations throughout the Arts Quad, including an exhibition of steamroller art at EBA. 





The Ottawa School of Speech and Drama will help your artistic side to flourish.  Programs are offered for children and adults. There are also work shops at spring break, summer camps and even corporate training.  Please consider supporting a fantastic local organization like the OSSD.

Incredibly, celebrating its 16th year in 2011, the West End Studio Tour offers the public a chance to visit neighbourhood artists in their studios and homes over the course of two weekends in the fall.  The area of the tour includes the region bounded by Parkdale Ave to Woodroffe Avenue and from Carling Avenue to the Ottawa River.

The Hintonburg Quad – the QUAD — an acronym that stands for Quartier des artistes / Arts District — blends cultural expression, community spirit and heritage character to create a special neighbourhood that embraces all arts disciplines.

Westfest is a celebration of music art and life that takes place in early June in Westboro Village.  In 2012, the headliner was Steven Page along with many other Ottawa artists.

Eighteen hand-carved marble sculptures are installed at intervals along Wellington West Street. The Wellington Marbles, a sculptural series by local artists Marcus Kucey-Jones and Ryan Lotecki was commissioned by the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program for Wellington Street West as part of the Wellington Street West reconstruction project. The maquettes are on display in the Councillor’s office.  Call and come in for a tour and see more artworks by Kitchissippi artists.



If you are an artist or arts group in Kitchissippi, let me know and I can post you on my website.