May 23rd was Ottawa Festival‘s Event launch for the beginning of the festival season in Ottawa.
It was also the start of the countdown for Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017.
This was a great event to start out this year’s festival season.
Hosted by CTV’s Vanessa Lee.
Mayor Jim Watson was on hand to talk about Ottawa’s festival scene and also give out the top 5 finalists for the “Ottawa Festivals Volunteer of the Year Award”.
Here are the photos from the event.
Chinatown Remixed is back with a big bang this year.
Taking place on May 18th.
Chinatown Remixed is a celebration of the arts and multi-culturalism in Ottawa’s Chinatown.
Walk through Chinatown and discover art shows, performances and much more on the opening day (May 18th).
Also this year there will be a night show taking place at the parking lot of Shanghai Restaurant.
Highlights of the 2013 festival:
- A life-sized textile sculpture of China Doll, Chinatown’s resident drag performer. Created by fibre artists Justy Dennis and Jasmine Vesque;
- Charcoal drawings by artist Samuel Jan at Panda Vacations; the thenwedieatron,
- A bicycle-powered inflatable sculpture by artist Natali Leduc and Matthew Gorgol; and The Machine Project
- A video installation by Christine Mockett presented at Tang Coin Laundry.
- Plus many more