CHINATOWN REMIXED presents: Seventh annual art festival on Somerset Street West. Sat. Sept. 19th 2-8pm

2015 festival is free to attend and features concerts, kid friendly workshops, curated exhibition spaces and yarn bombing. 

Chinatown Remixed Arts Festival
Saturday September 19th, 2015, Exhibitions on display until October 19th, 2015

Chinatown Remixed presents its seventh annual arts festival in Ottawa’s Chinatown. This month-long, free art festival kicks off with a vernissage day on Saturday September 19th from 2-8pm at various locations on Somerset Street West, between Bay and Bell Streets. Chinatown Remixed features visual art, sculpture and performances presented in unconventional spaces such as restaurants, hair salons, grocery stores and alleyways. The festival aims to celebrate Chinatown, one of Ottawa’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, by bringing together local artistic talent to small businesses. Highly anticipated exhibits include: artwork by Amy Thompson at Pygmalion Spa, Tim Hunt at Raw Sugar Café, a group show by Studio La Mouche at Shanghai Restaurant, sketches of Ottawa Alleyways by Colin White and performances by Scary Bear Soundtrack and Smiley OM YOGA.

 

 The day-long vernissage is Saturday September 19th from 2pm to 5pm along Somerset Street West with an after-party from 5pm to 8pm in the parking lot of Shanghai Restaurant. Day and evening programming includes visual and performance art, live music, food vendors and free child-friendly workshops. Highlights include a local brewery market in Chinatown where Beau’s Brewery and Whitewater Brewery will be pouring craft beer.

We’re very proud to have Porter Airlines back as our jade sponsor. Pick up one of the Chinatown Remixed Passports or visit our website for a printable copy (www.chinatownremixed.ca). Collect stamps in your passport by exploring the neighbourhood for a chance to WIN 2 FREE TICKETS anywhere PORTER AIRLINES flies.

Collect stamps by exploring Chinatown through the eyes of over 30 local artists, including: Rachelle Belange, Amy Thompson, Daniel MartelockEmil Majeta and Sarah Doll at Clear Sky Vape Shop. Play Giant Jenga at Monopolatte and stroll down Somerset Street West. Curated art will be installed at  businesses such as: Kowloon Market, Raw Sugar Café, The Daily Grind Café, Possible Worlds and many others.

“We’re really looking forward to Remixed!” say Melanie Yugo and Jason Pelletier who co-run Spins & Needles and now Possible Worlds, a new art space and studio that has opened up in the neighbourhood. “It’s a wonderful showcase of local creativity and brings so many diverse people to Chinatown. We are happy to be participating in the Festival for the first time and share the love of art with our neighbours.”

About the Chinatown Remixed Collective

The Chinatown Remixed Collective is an Ottawa-based not-for-profit art collective working in collaboration with independent Somerset Street businesses.  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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