Thursday, August 02, 2007


Multi-Art Show OTTAWA ART BAZAAR Benefits Ottawa Art Community

The organizers of new multi-art extravaganza the Ottawa Art Bazaar announce the show's premiere three-evening benefit scheduled for Thursday, August 9th through Saturday, August 11th at the Arts Court Theatre at 2 Daly Ave. The show welcomes talent from various artistic disciplines in a single setting. All proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation.

Featured in the inaugural outing are Montreal musical outfit The Luyas, an act comprised of talented members of Bell Orchestre, Torngat and Arcade Fire. Completing the musical lineup are locals Glenn Nuotio and Bear Claps, along with Texans Peter and the Wolf and Peterborough's own Jonas Bonnetta.

The Bazaar also features a talk by local literary icon rob mclennan, a performance from Ottawa's Capital Slam team, and a Q&A panel comprised of local small presses. Nightly visual art, video screenings and live theatre will round out what is sure to be a diverse array of today's best artists.

Tickets for the Ottawa Art Bazaar are $10 for a one night admission and $15 for a three night pass, on sale in advance of the show at the Arts Court box office (2 Daly Ave.). To charge by phone, call 613-564-7240. Tickets may also be purchased at the door each night. The event is all ages and licensed.

Visit the newly launched website for up-to-date lineup information. For additional information, please contact show coordinator David Emery at 613-322-3737, or via email at

About the Ottawa Art Bazaar

The Ottawa Art Bazaar is a three-evening fundraiser for Arts Court, a municipal arts centre operating in Ottawa that allows opportunities for local artists of all disciplines to showcase their talent. Proceeds from the event will go to the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation to help meet the centre's collective goal of strengthening Ottawa's arts community by providing resources and performance/showcase space for local artists and organizations. The show is a cooperative effort on behalf of local promoters and welcomes the support of sponsors Mocking Music, Steam Whistle, Wine Rack and industry images.

Media interested in covering the event may arrive at the Arts Court Theatre anytime after 5 PM as rehearsals and setup are underway. Parking is available on the street (metered parking) or at one of the adjacent paid lots (Rideau Centre and Novotel). There is no public parking on site. For more information about the Arts Court facility and foundation, visit or call theatre manager Sam Awwad at 613-569-4822 ext. 231.

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