Member Events

The Ottawa Arts Council represents some of the most influential Ottawa artists and arts organizations in the area.  For Ottawa events that will challenge, invigorate and entertain you, look no further than our listings of member events. 

This listing is constantly updated, so you’ll want to come back regularly to see what will tempt you anew.

The events are listed in the language they were submitted. Although we make every effort to encourage bilingual posting, some listings may appear in only one language.

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Ongoing Events

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 - 10:00am to Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

SPAO Centre Gallery presents Meditations on Black and new work by Nadia Myre.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: 
Friday January 17 2020 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM 
at the SPAO Centre, 77 Pamilla St. 

The SPAO Centre Gallery is honoured to welcome you to the opening reception of Meditations on Black Lake, commencing with an artist talk by...

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020 - 10:30am to Sat, Mar 14, 2020 - 4:00pm

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Presents: Heritage Habitats!

Ginger Owen and Vicki VanAmeyden
January 18 to March 14, 2020

Closing Vernissage: March 14, 2 pm to 4 pm
Art Workshop: March 15, 2 pm to 4:30 pm

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is proud to present American artists Ginger Owen and Vicki...

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Sun, Feb 16, 2020 - 9:00am to Sun, Apr 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

Sugar Shack Opening

The Sugar Shack's restaurant officially opens on Sunday February 16 AND will be exceptionally open on Monday February 17 from 9 AM to 2 PM for Family Day.

Hours from February 16 to April 26, 2020:

- Mondays and Tuesdays: closed

- Wednesdays and Thursdays: for group...

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

J'ADART! Annual Fundraiser in Support of the Bursary and Outreach Programs

Wednesday, February 26th 2020 6 – 9pm

It is the Ottawa School of Art’s pleasure to invite you to our Fundraising Party J’ADART: For the Love of Art! Guided by our motto, “Teaching Art to Everyone”, we are planning an amazing evening and look forward to your attendance.

This year’s...

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Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - 11:00pm

Ottawa Improv Festival

The 2020 Ottawa Improv Festival is the city’s premier showcase for hilarious, unscripted comedy and theatre. This annual festival features top performers from Ottawa, Toronto, Guelph, Montreal, Sarasota, Boston and more. From improvised plays to rapid-fire theatre games, there is something for...

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Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 7:30pm to Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - 9:30pm

An Autopsy of an Archive

Performed and Created by

A performance work that excavates, examines and embraces the archives of one of Canada's most beloved dance artists. An evening with Tedd, joined on stage by composer/musician Johnny Spence and performer...

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Thu, Mar 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Inhale Again: An Art Exhibition Celebrating International Women's Day

Inhale Again: An Art Exhibition Celebrating International Women's Day

Join artists Nicole Allen, Karen Bailey, Marije Bijl, Anna Frlan, Sayward Johnson, Valerie P. Noftle, and Svetlana Swinimer in celebrating women and all that we do.

Open to art lovers everywhere...

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Mon, Mar 16, 2020 - 9:00am to Fri, Mar 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

Registration for OAG's March Break Art Camp is open!

Kids ages 8 to 12 will explore the Gallery and directly engage with the exhibits at this fun, friendly and bilingual week long day camp.

WHEN: March 16 to 20, 2020
9 AM to 4 PM
COST: $250 per child, $225...

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Sat, Mar 28, 2020 - 9:00am to Sun, Mar 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

Indigenous Women's Arts Conference & Marketplace!

Indigenous Arts Marketplace!  Come visit our beautiful vendors.  Learn, share and shop!  Moccasins, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, candles and lots more!

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Tue, Apr 21, 2020 - 9:00am to Thu, Apr 23, 2020 - 3:00am

MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Festival

Students in grades four to seven are invited to sign up for an exciting day of hands-on creative workshops, author readings, a book fair and more. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to work with some of Canada’s finest authors and illustrators of children’s books.

April 21, 22, 23...

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