The Council is thrilled to announce our Mandala Spotlight event, Unveiling Mandala on Stage, taking place on September 9th at the Ottawa Art Gallery!
As part of the Mandala Project, this evening features an enthralling showcase of IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Color) artists, celebrating their rich contributions to Ottawa’s performing arts and music scene. This event is a testament to the diversity and creativity within Ottawa’s IBPOC community, offering a captivating array of genres that span from hip-hop and folk to classical and spoken word poetry.
Doors open at 4 PM. The showcase is approximately 3 hours in length, and artist merchandise will be on sale after the show. Food and drinks will not be served at the event, but bottled water is available by donation, and all are encouraged to use the OAG’s water refilling stations. Alcohol is not permitted.
Unveiling Mandala on Stage is a pay-what-you-can event. Donations will focus on another year of celebrating IBPOC performing arts. The donations will go towards Mandala Spotlight 2024 for local artists (you!), artist’s respectful remuneration, and partnering with local IBPOC collectives and nonprofits to support their celebration of diversity and inclusion.
Keep an eye on our website as well as our social media as we announce the event’s confirmed artists in the coming days.
For information on accessibility, parking, and how to find the Ottawa Art Gallery, please visit the Plan Your Visit page.
If making a donation is a hardship for anyone who wishes to attend, please contact us in confidence at email@example.com.
Join us in person to learn observational sketching techniques from an educator at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
On October 28, we will draw faces on pumpkins and then sketch them within the public settings of the gallery. Materials will be provided and participants will be able to bring their pumpkins back home with them!
The workshop will be lead by OAG Learning and Engagement Assistant Alexia-Leana Kokozaki, a Canadian-Cypriot artist based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Join us virtually on October 29 at 6:30 pm for a sticker workshop with Oreon Yepes!
ALL YOUTH ARE WELCOME, SAFE SPACE.
Free kits provided. Each kit includes two fine point pens, sticker labels as well as laminating sheets. To get one, simply sign up below by October 22 and drop by the gallery the following week to pick it up!
Kit pick-up location and time:
Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Ave.
Tuesday, October 26, 3 – 6 pm.
Creative Sundays are back! Join us on Sunday, October 24th for a free family art activity. Discover the current exhibitions and get creative with a weaving workshop inspired by works from Greta Grip and Peter Owusu-Ansah. This activity encourages participants to bring together color and yarn to make weaved artworks that are dynamic and textured. All materials will be provided.
Book your free gallery admission below and come visit us in the Studio!
This event will follow provincial Covid protocols.
Join us for a Special Edition of Creative Sundays on December 12! Led by artists Greta Grip and Lee Jones, brighten your weekend with a free family art activity where you will learn how to make a light up bookmark. All materials are provided.
This program will be presented in English. There will be bilingual programming staff onsite to help in French as needed.
Spots are limited and registration is required for this program. Click below to register!
This event will follow provincial COVID-19 protocols.