Introducing our special edition Chinatown Remixed Phoenix by artist Kristina Corre of goodthingsottawa. Visit our Bling Booth Saturday September 19th 2pm – 8pm in the parking lot of the Shanghai Restaurant & snag your very own hand printed poster!
2015 festival is free to attend and features concerts, kid friendly workshops, curated exhibition spaces and yarn bombing.
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 Martelock, Emil 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 email@example.com, or visit www.chinatownremixed.ca.
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Join us Saturday, September 19th 2pm – 8pm for Ottawa’s one-of-a-kind FREE Art Festival on Somerset Street West. CHINATOWN REMIXED.
Featuring LOCAL ART, PERFORMANCE, FOOD, COMMUNITY & CULTURE in Ottawa’s multicultural village, CHINATOWN.
Enjoy a pint in Chinatown with Beau’s Brewery and Whitewater Brewery in Shanghai Restaurants parking lot.
The Chinatown Remixed Collective are proud to have PORTER AIRLINES as our return sponsor.
STAY TUNED for DETAILS on how to WIN 2 FREE TICKETS anywhere PORTER AIRLINES flies!
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Call for Artist Submissions 2015
The CHINATOWN REMIXED COLLECTIVE would like to invite all emerging and established artists to participate in CHINATOWN REMIXED. This will be Chinatown Remixed’s seventh year showcasing art in non-traditional spaces such as: grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, alleyways and hair salons.
This project is organized by the Chinatown Remixed Collective, an Ottawa-based not-for-profit art collective working in collaboration with independent businesses located on Somerset Street West. Our mission is to nurture the arts community in Ottawa.
Artwork selected through this Call for Submissions will be displayed from September 19th until October 19th 2015.
The grand opening of the exhibits, including vernissages and an artist walking tour, will take place on Saturday, September 19th 2pm – 11pm, 2015 at select locations on Somerset Street West.
Artists are invited to submit original artwork to be included in the Chinatown Remixed festival. Submissions are encouraged for programming on September 19th, as well as for display in Somerset West businesses during the festival.
Acceptable mediums include: video, painting, drawing, print, photography, sculpture, music, and performance.
Artists may include up to (4) pieces of artwork within a single submission if they are meant to be displayed together. An artist can submit multiple proposals if the contents are different, for instance a performance piece for September 19th followed by a painting for display in a businesses.
Not able to apply this year, but want to be involved? Why not be a VOLUNTEER! If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact:
Proposal Submission Instructions
If you would like to participate, please send an email with the following information to:
Deadline for Submissions is: MIDNIGHT Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
CONTACT INFO (e-mail; phone number; mailing address; & website)
A) THE ART IS INTENDED FOR DISPLAY THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL ( September 19th – October 19th, 2015 )
B) THE ART/PERFORMANCE IS INTENDED FOR ONE DAY PROGRAMMING OR FOR DISPLAY ON THE SEPTEMBER 19TH VERNISSAGE
ARTIST’S STATEMENT (Max 200 words describing the proposed work)
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ARTWORK (title; dimensions; & medium of artwork)
PHOTOS OF YOUR ARTWORK (jpeg – Max resolution 550 – 1024; 4 photos maximum)
PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER THERE ARE ANY SPACIAL OR LOGISTIC REQUIREMENTS TO SHOWCASE THE ARTWORK (Max 100 words)
Submitted proposals should include MAX 200 words describing the proposed work, including visual support in the form of 3-4 jpegs of your current work. If your proposal is to create a brand new piece of work (one that is different from your previous works), please include visual support, i.e. a sketch or mock up of the proposed work and a rough idea of how it would fit in a Remixed space. Former participants of Chinatown Remixed exhibits should NOT submit images of past works. Plagiarism of text or visual support materials will be considered inadmissible.
Artists who are successful will be contacted no later than August 1th 2015.
Join us, Monday June 15th. 7pm for a night of BEER TRIVIA at RAW SUGAR CAFE. Lets have fun and fundraise for our Chinatown community art festival.