Chinatown Remixed presents 8th annual arts festival on Somerset Street West

 

2016 festival to feature free kid friendly workshops, free concerts, curated group exhibitions, ChinaDoll and MORE!

Chinatown Remixed Arts Festival
Saturday September 24th – October 29th , 2016

Chinatown Remixed presents its eighth annual arts festival in Ottawa’s Chinatown. This month-long free art festival kicks off with a vernissage day on Sept. 24th and runs until Oct. 29th at various locations on Somerset Street West, between Bay and Preston Streets. Chinatown Remixed features 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 highlights of the festival include: artwork made from old surfboards and burnt cedar by Nate Nettleton at Double Happiness BBQ Shop,  a group collage show by Kristina Corre at Little Latin America, sketches of Chinatown businesses by Colin White on the sidewalks of Chinatown, a collaborative 3D wall piece by three members of the Blink Art Collective. a performance piece by local singer /  songwriter May-Jun Li .

There will be various live performances and Dj’s throughout the vernissage day, 1pm to 6pm in the parking lot of Shanghai Restaurant.

 

Artist Mique Michelle will be painting live outside Bar Robo.

“We love Remixed!” State ChinaDoll “It’s a wonderful day of local creativity and brings so many diverse people to Chinatown. ”

About the Chinatown Remixed Collective

The Chinatown Remixed Collective is an Ottawa-based not-for-profit art collective working in collaboration with the Somerset Street Chinatown Businesses Community and the City of Ottawa.  Our mission is to strengthen ties between art and business, nurturing Ottawa’s visual and performance artists and vitalizing Chinatown’s entrepreneurial community. For more information, contact ottawa.chinatown.remixed@gmail.com, or visit www.chinatownremixed.ca

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