Invitation to Businesses, Artists and Neighbours to Help Make It Happen!

This year’s Happening Festival will be held May 24 to June 1, 2019 in Wellington West. We have made it easy for everyone to help celebrate what makes our community unique. Check out the details here and get in touch with our volunteer board at or visit



Be 1 of 9 artists to compete in The HAPPENING ARTSPARK 2019 ART GRANT THROW DOWN at our Park Party on June 1, 2019, 4pm-6pm at Parkdale Park, 366 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa. Basically anything goes — paint, sketch, assemble, print, sculpt — whatever your specialty is! Showcase your talent for the chance to win a grant and have some fun!

2018 WiNNER OF The HAPPENING Permanent Art Grant

Maciek Peter Kozlowski

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2018 Happening Permanent Art Grant is Ottawa artist Maciek Peter Kozlowski! His successful proposal, "The Kiss," is all about spring, love and bicycles. The steel sculpture will be easy for everyone to see and admire while walking and driving down Wellington West in its new home on the roof of The Hair Committee. The new art installation will be unveiled in May, prior to the kickoff of the 2019 festival.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 Happening Permanent Art Grant Recipient:

MOON, flattened 1968 by Neeko Paluzzi