Chinatown Remixed 2014 Highlights

Chinatown Remixed presents its sixth annual arts festival in Ottawa’s Chinatown. This month-long free art festival kicks off with a vernissage day on May 17th and runs until June 17th at various locations on Somerset Street West, between Bay and Preston Streets. The 2014 festival will feature the works of over 40 visual artists, free kid friendly workshops, free concerts, yarn bombing, and special curated exhibition spaces.

Photo by Sarai Strikefoot

Chinatown Remixed highlights visual art, sculpture and performances presented in unconventional spaces such as restaurants, medical offices, hair salons, grocery stores and alleyways. The festival aims to celebrate the uniqueness of Chinatown, one of Ottawa’s most vibrant neighbourhoods by bringing together both businesses and artists.

Some features of the festival include: self portraits by Erika Struck at DK Hair and Spa; a group show by the EnrichedBread Artist collective at ZenKitchen; sketches of Chinatown businesses by Colin White at Nasa Food Centre; a performance piece by Bucko, using a mobile sound and light system mounted on his powerwheelchair and painting of monsters and other comical creatures by Westin Church at Monopolatte

The day-long vernissage is Saturday May 17th from 1pm to 5pm along Somerset Street West with an after-party from 5pm to 11pm in the parking lots of Shanghai Restaurant and  ZenKitchenHighjinx will also hold a night market during that time. The day and evening programming includes visual and performance art, live music, food installations and free child-friendly workshops. 

 

 

Highlights include a live food performamance by Chef Caroline Ishii and musical performances from The Girls Rock Band Camp and Loon Choir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also pleased to have, Smoota, from Brooklyn, NY, performing his seductive and sultry sounds from his newly released Fetishes album at the after-party.

A new contest has been added this year, thanks to our Jade sponsor, PORTER AIRLINES. Pick up one of the Chinatown Remixed Passports or visit our website for a printable copy. 

Collect Stamps by exploring the neighbourhood for a chance to WIN 2 FREE TICKETS anywhere PORTER AIRLINES flies.

Enjoy and explore one of Ottawa’s most colourful neighbourhoods through the eyes of over 40 local artists, including: Petr Maur, Anna Griffiths, Laura Fedynyszyn, Sandra Hawkins, and Gillian King. And by strolling down Somerset Street West enjoying businesses such as: Kowloon Market, Raw Sugar Café, The Daily Grind Café, My Sweet Tea and many others.

“We love Remixed!” State HighJinx owners Karen Nielsen and Leigh Reid. “It’s a wonderful showcase of local creativity and brings so many diverse people to Chinatown. We are always excited to participate as we have such a fantastic time, get to meet talented artists, and share the love of art with our neighbours.”