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Category: Art and Culture

City presents plans for future improvements on Sparks Street

Mayor Jim Watson, Tobi Nussbaum, CEO, National Capital Commission, and Councillor Mathieu Fleury today joined City staff for an update on the Sparks Street Public Realm Plan. Staff presented a refined vision and strategic design directions to guide future improvements on the pedestrian mall. In 2018, the City opened a storefront at 79 Sparks Street to collaborate with partners and the public to create a cohesive plan for the future of Sparks Street’s public realm. Over the past…
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Mayor Jim Watson opens Kaleidoscope exhibit

Mayor Jim Watson opened an exhibit at the City Hall Art Gallery today, featuring the latest additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection. The exhibition, entitled Kaleidoscope: 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection, is on display at the City Hall Art Gallery between December 6, 2018 and January 30, 2019.  The exhibition features 68 artworks representing 43 artists. Nineteen of these artists are new to the Collection.  The kaleidoscope was selected…
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NEW OTTAWA ART GALLERY UNVEILS CONTEMPORARY BEACON IN HEART OF DOWNTOWN OTTAWA

Mayor Watson calls new gallery a “premier hub for our rich, vibrant and diverse Arts Community.” OTTAWA ON, APRIL 28, 2018 – Today the new Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) opened to the public, offering a new centre for culture in the city. The inauguration marks a significant moment for Ottawa’s cultural landscape and artistic community, as the new OAG houses galleries for special projects, a permanent collection and the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. Along…
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Ottawa’s music industry takes centre stage at the Sonicity Showcase

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Jeff Leiper, and members of the music industry celebrated Ottawa’s vibrant music community today at the Sonicity Showcase. In association with Megaphono, Ottawa’s annual music industry festival and conference, the Sonicity Showcase featured a preview of the Ottawa Music Strategy and officially launched Sonicity, a mobile app that offers immersive original soundtracks, composed by local musicians, for seven bus routes on the OC Transpo system. A selection of artists…
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New task force will help galvanize music industry in Ottawa

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa, together with the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC), will spearhead a task force of music and film industry leaders to develop a Music Strategy for Ottawa. Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Jeff Leiper made the announcement today during the “Ottawa as a Music City” panel discussion at the Innovation Centre. OMIC is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to growing the city’s music industry for the benefit of its artists,…
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