THUNK!theatre Bread
Wellington West Bayshore
Bread making and storytelling workshops were offered at Parkdale Food Centre.
Performances: May and Fall 2017.
DANDELION DANCE Celebrating Canada Through Diversity and Dance

Ottawa West
Girls joined in multi-arts workshops and performed at Bayshore Shopping Centre on May 13, celebrating the beauty of their differences and shared experiences.
HOUSE OF PAINT Hop in the Hood
Beacon Hill
Britannia Woods
Two afternoon festivals of hip-hop arts and culture on June 3 and July 29.
THÉ TRE BELVÉDÈRE Quartiers (S) : morceaux d’avenir
Seniors and youth shared their vision of their neighbourhood’s past, present and future on June 8 at RAFO (Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa).

Rural Awesome Arts
West Carleton
An innovative and enriching community arts experience at Stonecrest Elementary School, culminating in a June 15 showcase.
MARGIT HIDEG The Wisdom of the Trees
Kanata North
Using the concept of trees with the local community and high-tech companies to co-create a permanent art installation at the Beaverbrook Library, capturing the diversity of Canadian culture. Project unveiled June 25.
RAG & BONE PUPPET THEATRE Snippets of Canada 150
18 Ottawa Neighbourhoods
A series of workshops and staged readings for children and families during the month of July, at public libraries.
NAOMI TESSLER Playing Back our Neighbourhood Stories

Youth learned playback theatre, to collect and perform the stories of their neighbourhood seen through the lens of their community’s lived experiences. Performances August 19 and September.
A theatre-based community arts project drawing together elders, children, youth, and adults to participate in workshops and performances celebrating their neighbourhood trees and raising awareness of environmental issues (August, September).
BETH MCCUBBIN The Clay Project
Minwaashin Lodge and the Odawa Centre are creating a large ceramic tile mural celebrating the Aboriginal community of Ottawa. Mural unveiled in the Fall.
CLAUDIA SALGUERO Canadian Pride – Harmony in Cultures
Hunt Club
A large-scale mural project created and produced by the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre community. Mural unveiled in September.
Re[place] re[collect]

Bells Corners
Interviews with Ottawa seniors are being recorded, transcribed and compiled into a book. Book launch October 22.

NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 strives to maximize opportunities for inclusive participation from Ottawa residents of all ages and backgrounds. Local youth, seniors, families, newcomers, students, community associations and more, are all coming together to participate in artist-led activities – everything from play-back theatre, art installations and sculptures, storytelling, outdoor murals and more in non-traditional, non-arts venues.

Image: Bayshore dancers or hip/hop

Share your Neighbourhood Arts 150 experiences on Facebook Twitter and Instagram: @150ArtsOttawa #150ArtsOttawa

Read artist blog posts, see project descriptions and community partners, and plan your arts experiences using the interactive calendar at

“House of PainT is super excited with the opportunity to bring our project to life in collaboration with AOE Arts Council and our community partners from the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre and the Britannia Woods Community House. This project inserts Hip-hop and Urban Arts presentations, workshops and public murals in two urban communities further invigorating, inspiring and beautifying these already vibrant neighbourhoods. Seizing this chance to bring people together to celebrate our communities via the arts is not only a great fit for this project but a wonderful way to reach out and build a strong and equitable city.” Patrick McCormack, House of PainT

Neighbourhood Arts 150, Celebrating Ottawa Communities is supported by funders: Government of Canada, Ontario 150; and Partners with Ottawa 2017. Sponsors are the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Metroland Media, Trinity Development Foundation, the Danbe Foundation, Jewel 98.5 FM and the over 50 community partners.

NBArts 150 funder logos recognition bar