Usually a weekend in Ottawa consists of me scouring the internet to find out what going on. This weekend was so not like that at all, It was jam packed with so many festivals & fairs. One festival that launcedh this weekend was Hintonburg Happening, it's a new brand new week long arts festival that runs from JUNE 21 through to the 29. The event is organized by Summer BairdAnne Wanda Tessier Alisa Viner who have come up with a lot of events. If your in the Ottawa area go check it out.

JUNE  23
8-10 pm           THE HINTONBURG PUBLIC HOUSE (Performance)
Stop by The Hintonburg Public House for MASC Mondays.  An open mic style performance art event.  Collaboration may erupt creating a new and unpredictable experience for the audience and artist alike. / BY DONATION
1020 Wellington St. West / www.hintonburgpublichouse.ca
7-8 pm              THE STUDIO CAFE (Art)
Meet the artists of BLUME. A Floral Group exhibition At the Studio Cafe Gallery as interpreted by five different artists and mediums: Crystal Beshara (watercolour),  Nancy Young (Acrylic) Lilith Ohannessian (Sumi-e), Shirley Bittner (Photography) and Kerri Weller (Botanical watercolours).  On exhibition until July 5th. / FREE
1089 Somerset St. West  / www.thestudiocafe.ca 
7-10 pm           FABRICATIONS (Photography)
Tonight we will be featuring works by photographer Kim Dubois at Fabrications.  Enjoy the photography, and ask about our upcoming workshops! / FREE
1098 Somerset St. West / www.fabricationsottawa.com 
7-10 pm           MINT HAIR STUDIO (Photography)
Come in for a loveOttawa portrait in Hintonburg's well loved hair salon. Feature photo exhibition by Hintonburg resident Dwayne Brown. / FREE
1098B Somerset St. West / www.minthairstudio.ca 

6 - 8 pm            TWISS & WEBER (Art Workshop)
Let’s get messy and explore our creative spirit. At this workshop, learn how to cultivate a gratitude practice with h’art. You will create your very own gratitude starter kit, complete with all the tools, ideas, and momentum to keep your gratitude practice going throughout the entire year…and beyond. The possibilities are endless. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. $20 / person. Space is limited.
1282C Wellington St. West. / www.twissandweber.com

6:30 – 8:30 pm WABI SABI  (Artist Talk / Fiber Arts Exhibition)
Join us for an artist talk by four local fiber artists who will be exhibiting their works at Wabi Sabi throughout the festival.  Artists include; Sayward Johnson, Mary Pal, Marie-France Gosselin and Maureen Ballagh.  Wabi Sabi is Ottawa unique destination for knitting, spinning, weaving and other fiber things! / FREE
1078 Wellington St. West / www.wabi-sabi.ca 
7-11 pm           CYCLELOGIK (Art Exhibition/Food/DJ)
Andrea Stokes and Andrea Emery present a painting show called, "The Journey". Two Andreas, two journeys, two unique perspectives on getting to there from here...or here to there.  / FREE
1111A Wellington St. West / www.cyclelogik.com 

7-10 pm           A MODERN SPACE (Art/Design) 
Imagine Holding that Hand, a new collection of works by Stephen Frew will be featured at a Modern Space Design.  Make your way through cool design furniture and take a look at these new works.  / FREE   
116 Wellington St. West / www.amodernspace.ca 

7-9 pm          HAMILTON STREET HOP (Art/Music/Pottery)  
Come check out what is happening with all of the businesses on this block! Visit all businesses and a ballot to win a gift basket full of goodies from everyone on the block!  Enjoy the photography exhibition by underground punk music photographer Darryl Reid at Railbender Studio. Stop in for a brew at Beyond the Pale and get a tour of the brewery.  Get your FREE Beyond the Pale tattoo at Railbender Studio!  Visit LOAM Clay Studio and try your hands at playing with clay on the potter’s wheel or free hand building. Sculpt yourself a masterpiece or turn the perfect bowl.  /FREE
Railbender Studio 3 Hamilton St. N. / www.railbenderstudio.com
Beyond the Pale 5 Hamilton St N. / www.beyondthepale.com
LOAM 7 Hamilton St.N. / www.loamclaystudio.com

7-10 pm          CUBE GALLERY (Art/Music) 
Cube Gallery will host a free reception and live demonstration of art work based on the theme – Ottawa Alleyways.  Nine intrepid Ottawa artists explore and depict the back alleys of our city including a number of pieces based in Hintonburg!  Ottawa's Alleys at Cube Gallery. Featuring the work of: Jay Anderson, John Jarrett, Strachan Johnston, Olaf Krassnitzky, Pina Manoni-Rennick, Karole Marois, Paul Schibli, Karl Schutt & Bernard Levesque. / FREE  
1285 Wellington St. West / www.cubegallery.ca

7-10 pm           TWISS & WEBER (Art/Fashion/DJ) 
Featured Ottawa, artist Kate Durie, will have a selection of her work, This Is Possibility, digitally printed onto fabric and displayed at the boutique. Customers are invited to be a part of the T&W Happening by witnessing or purchasing a scarf or tank to embellish by heat transfer. DJ Daisy will be spinning some superb beats while things heat up as words of gratitude and love transfer. Original artwork by Ms Durie will also be displayed at the boutique throughout the festival.  / FREE
1282 Wellington St. Suite C / www.twissandweber

7-8 pm            NATIVE SINGING & STORY TELLING  (Performance)
Join the Asinabika Women’s Drum Circle for a performance of native singing and storytelling suitable for all ages. Weather permitting the performance will be given outdoors in the park. Otherwise, if it rains it will be indoors in the fieldhouse.  Donations welcome.  / FREE OR  BY DONATION
Champlain Park Fieldhouse, 149 Cowley Ave.
7-10 pm           CARLETON TAVERN (Music)
Live entertainment featuring Third Wave Band. Free raffles for awesome prizes throughout the evening.  / FREE 
223 Armstrong St. 
1-2:30 pm       THE HINTONBURG POTTERY SHOP (Pottery) 
Come and Play with Clay! Explore the Earth between your hands and together we will make a community clay quilt! The pottery shop’s “Earthen Vessels studio” is a space to create, get dirty, to relax and to laugh. / FREE
78 Hinton Ave. N. / www.hintonburgpottery.ca 

1-4 pm             FLO GLASS BLOWING (Glass Blowing)
Our furnace is the heart of the studio. Everyday we pull liquid glass out of the furnace to fashion unique creations in blown glass.  Join Melody as we host our most popular event - Blow your own Ornament!  (Good for ages) Drop-in and take part in some glassblowing fun!  (FREE / $15 if you keep your handmade creation)
957 Gladstone Ave. / www.floglassblowing.ca

9:30-10:45 am TWISS & WEBER  (Yoga)
You're invited to come breathe and flow, play and relax. Kate Durie will lead you through a heart-opening vinyasa flow yoga class - right in the Twiss & Weber shop! Come home to the heart. Kate Durie, artist, yoga teacher/therapist, healer intends to live and teach through the lens of possibility. Come experience the magic of heart-centred yoga practice. Space is limited, please pre-register at the shop. / $10
1282 Wellington St. West Suite C / www.twissandweber.com 

Come by to the Hintonburg Public House to close off the week, as we make our closing remarks, and announce the winners of the Window Decorating contest. Parkdale Food Centre will be there collecting donations of non-perishable foods & toiletries so bring what you can. / FREE
1020 Wellington St.  West / www.hintonburgpublichouse.ca 

June 21 -29      ART INSTALLATIONS
Bus Shelter Art Installations by Anne Wanda Tessier
Corner of Wellington St. West and Garland
Corner of Wellington St. West and McCormick
www.annewanda. ca / FREE