Awesome Ottawa

Hintonbeasts, the Guardians of the ‘burg

January’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Brenda Dunn and Shawn MacDonell, to support interactive art that the entire Hintonburg community can build and play with together. “I will be placing small monster sculptures in Hintonburg […]

Jan 21

Bike Brite Ottawa

December’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Philippe Dessaint-Ash, to support his distribution of free bike lights to other cyclists in the city. “As an avid downtown cyclist,” explains Philippe, “I find it incredibly important that […]

Dec 14

The Roller

November’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Jean-François Jacques, to support the construction of a cylindrical roller that prints patterns in snow, grass, and sand. “Imagine it’s early morning,” says Jean-François, “and there’s a virgin inch of […]

Nov 17

Ottawa Zine Fair

October’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Lee Pepper to support a zine fair in the city. “Ottawa has an amazing community around zines—self-published books,” explains Lee, “that reflect views, stories, and resources that are outside […]

Oct 25

Cellfie

Together with Artengine, Awesome Ottawa is giving two special $1000 Awesome Maker awards to support exhibitors at next month’s Maker Faire at Landsdowne Park. The second of the two is to Tina Haase and Dan […]

Oct 13

The Art of Guilloché and Enamel

Together with Artengine, Awesome Ottawa is giving two special $1000 Awesome Maker awards to support exhibitors at next month’s Maker Faire at Landsdowne Park. The first of the two is to Chris Manning, for demonstration […]

Oct 13

Feel the Food: It’s Your Fridge Too

September’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Karen Secord to support a community fridge on a street corner. “I run a food bank in an area of Ottawa that is fast becoming gentrified,” explains Karen. “But […]

Sep 14