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

Thu, Nov 7, 2019 - 11:00am to Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 6:00am

Winnie Truong. Supernatural

Winne Truong. Supernatural

November 7, 2019 – January 31, 2020

We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the major solo exhibition Winnie Truong. Supernatural, featuring recent works on paper and the premiere of new animated works and installations.


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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 - 9:00am to Wed, Jan 29, 2020 - 8:00pm

Signal: 2019 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection

Opening: Thursday, December 12, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Join Mayor Watson for the opening remarks at 6:00 p.m.

This exhibition will be presented in two galleries at City Hall:

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Tue, Jan 7, 2020 - 9:00am to Sun, Jan 26, 2020 - 5:00pm

Karen Goetzinger - Beauty in the Inconsequential

This collection of large scale abstract paintings captures often overlooked modest moments of beauty, revealed unexpectedly in the imperfect and the fleeting, but that nevertheless illuminate our humanity.  

Each blank canvas allowed the artist to expressively explore colour and marks as...

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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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Fri, Jan 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sun, Jan 26, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Fifth Carleton Community Art Exhibition / Opening and performance night

Celebrate Carleton creativity with us! CUAG invites you to an exhibition presenting artwork make by Carleton students, staff, faculty, alumni and retirees. Curated by Carleton undergraduate student Destiny de Kock, the exhibition runs from 17 - 26 January, 2020.

Opening reception...

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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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Upcoming Events

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 - 9:00am to Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 9:00am

Canadian Film Institute presents... Canadian Masters 2020–2021

The Canadian Film Institute’s Canadian Masters series is an annual celebration of excellence in Canadian filmmaking, featuring extensive onstage interviews, special screenings, and audience discussions with some of the greatest names in Canadian film history.



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Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

MASC's 30th anniversatry

An Evening of Artistic Discovery

Please join Roslyn Bern (Philanthropist and Presdient of the Leacross Foundation) for an evening of artistic discovery with MASC (Multicultural Artis in Schools and Communities). Learn about MASC's programs in schools, delivered by professional artists of...

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Wed, Feb 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to Sat, Feb 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

The Ottawa Fringe Festival presents... undercurrents!

Produced by Ottawa Fringe, undercurrents is a winter festival that showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national, and international artists.


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Thu, Feb 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Canadian Film Institute presents Café Ex

Inaugurated in 1998, the twenty-second season of this ongoing visiting artist series presents artist-curated evenings of independent experimental film and video in Club SAW in Arts Court. Once again, the series features Canadian experimental cinema, with guest filmmakers presenting their work...

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Fri, Feb 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Your Story: MASC Teen Authors & Illustrators Festival


Now in its sixth year, we are pleased to offer MASC’s Your Story Festival: a day of writing and illustrating workshops, panel discussions and artist readings for students in Grades 8 - 12/Sec II - V.  Secondary students with a deep interest in writing and illustration are invited to...

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cultural Landscapes of the LGBTTQ+ Community in Ottawa

Ottawa’s LGBTTQ+ community has an interesting history unique to many other cities. Due in part to the government employee purges during the 1950s to 1990s, Ottawa’s LGBTTQ+ community was largely hidden, migratory and deeply closeted, far more so than other cities similar in size and population...

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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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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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