February Comic Jam, Come & DRAW With Us! Wed. Feb. 28 @ 7-9:30 pm FREE materials provided, too!

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Barring cataclysmic snow, the Comic Jam will kick-off this Wednesday! Come out and draw with other comic artists, enthusiasts, writers, poets, animators and creative folks in a fun, supportive arty atmosphere. Theme: mazes, labyrinths – or whatever you would like n_n

February Comic Jam
Wednesday Feb 28th, 2018, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St W, Ottawa

Contact: Suzanne
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com

Event cost: free. Materials provided. Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted irregularly to the Jam site for all to enjoy.

Please note: sometimes there are adult themes and the jam is not generally suitable for minors. Please respect your fellow jammers.

The Ottawa Comic Jam is supported by DragonHead Studio and repeats the last Wednesday of the month (except December).





Pickets & Protests – the signs you’ve made ART show, Thu. Feb. 8 Group Show

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Pickets & Protests – the signs you’ve made show

Hello good people of O’Town!

The Shanghai would like to curate a group show & we’re hoping to fill the space with EVERYONES HANDMADE PROTEST PICKET SIGNS!!!!

Inspired by our recent PRIDE PARADE💕💪

Did you care about something, a cause close to your heart? A cause worth fighting for?

Did you ( someone you know or your kids ) put a lot of effort into a picket or protest sign recently?

Are you into RECYCLING?

Do you want your message of love & solidarity heard in our group show at Shanghai …. if you holla’d a hell’ YES!

Then drop off your protest sign to the Shanghai with your name, a brief description about your sign & contact info.

The group show will be Thursday, February 8th

If you have any questions – feel free to PM us

Thanks again


AMANDA ARMSTRONG – Photography Show – Vernissage Fri., Dec. 22 @ 8:00 PM


AMANDA ARMSTRONG – Photography Show – Vernissage

Meet the artist behind the magical photos of Ottawa this Friday, on display at Shanghai for a few weeks.

Friday, December 22 at 8:00 PM

Amanda is an Ottawa-based photographer,who draws her inspiration from the beauty of the natural world. She is often found in the forest, photographing fungi and other woodland wonders.

Her first photography show is on display at Shanghai Restaurant in Chinatown through January 11th, 2018. Come celebrate with her and enjoy some delicious eats and drinks at the vernissage : December 22nd at 8pm.

For a glimpse into what one can expect to see at the show, follow her on Instagram @a.ec.armstrong.613


Travel Souvenir de voyages – René Rivard ARTIST- Vernissage – Wed. Aug. 23 @ 6-10 pm

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Travel SOUVENIRS de voyages

Artist René Rivard started drawing in earnest at 14 and has never stopped producing art. After teaching for five years,  he studied fine arts at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (UQAM).

Various day jobs helped to pay the  rent, these were mostly in the field of mental health with a special focus on services for the Deaf and
hard of hearing.

René loves to travel. He photographs landscapes, especially mountains which he then transforms into  paintings.

The artist seldom exhibits his works and is thankful to Claude Jobin who facilitated this exhibition.

Join Rene and Claude at Shanghai Restaurant, Wednesday August 23rd 6pm – 10pm.



Remixed Call for Artists – 2017 Submissions DEADLINE AUG. 25

Remixed Call for Artists – 2017

Remixed (formally Chinatown Remixed) is a month long festival of art and community that takes place in and around businesses in Chinatown and on Somerset St W. Selected artists will be partnered with participating businesses to display art throughout the festival, thus remixing everyday restaurants, shops, cafes, salons, and alleyways into non-traditional art spaces.

The opening celebration/vernissage will take place from during the day on Saturday September 16th – rain or shine. All artists will be expected to be present in their partner business during the opening for a minimum of 2 hours. Thanks to our sponsors and the City of Ottawa, all artists will receive an honorarium for their participation.

This project is organized by the Remixed Collective (RC). We are an volunteer, Ottawa- based not-for-profit art collective, and our mission is to nurture Ottawa’s diverse arts communities. If you have any questions about the submissions process, get in touch via email: remixedcollective@gmail.com

Submissions are due Friday August 25th, 11:59 PM EST

CLICK the link below and apply today.