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

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

Sugar Shack Opened

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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Tue, Mar 3, 2020 - 7:00am to Mon, May 18, 2020 - 9:00pm

Awakening Exhibition

Awakening presents 21 works by Canadian and Indigenous artists from the Canada Council Art Bank that shine a spotlight on our relationship with the environment. Individually, these works depict collisions between city and ecology, nature and nurture, consumption and conservation, ideals and...

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020 - 7:00pm to Sun, Mar 29, 2020 - 9:30pm

International Film Festival of Ottawa


The first ever International Film Festival of Ottawa has a schedule! The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 25 with a red carpet entrance before the opening film, Dolce Fine Giornata, at 7pm in the Ottawa Art Gallery and...

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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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Upcoming Events

Fri, Apr 17, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Steven Isserlis @ Chamberfest

“He consistently finds the joy in the music and draws it out with exuberance. He caresses the tenderness. He spots the jokes” (Hyde Park Herald). Acclaimed worldwide for his profound and masterful musicianship, British cellist Steven Isserlis gives a rare Ottawa performance, with Canadian...

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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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Tue, May 12, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

National Youth Choir of Canada @ Chamberfest

Take an evening to reflect, remember, and rejoice as acclaimed maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée leads the National Youth Choir of Canada. Hand-picked from every province and territory, these singers – all between the ages of 19 and 26 – will flood Carleton Dominion-Chalmers with beautiful choral...

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Fri, May 29, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

An Evening Curated by Yosuke Kawasaki @ Chamberfest

Ottawa Chamberfest and the NAC Orchestra partner to present a lively program curated by the Orchestra’s celebrated concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki. In a rare performance sans conductor, the power of an orchestra is combined with the instinct and collaboration of a chamber ensemble. On showcase are...

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