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!

There is a 30-minute time limit but NO set medium to work and NO theme. Do what YOU do best and highlight the diversity within the visual arts community in the city. There will be 3 rounds: one winner will be chosen by ballot, by the public, each round.  The winning piece from each round will be entered to compete in the 4th and final round. The winner of the 4th and final round will receive one of the art grants from The Happening Artspark worth $250 as well as a $250 gift certificate for Wallack’s Art Supplies! Each piece will be sold live via auction with 100% going to the artists. Any unsold works will be the responsibility of the artist to take home.

Each artist will be reimbursed $20 at the event in exchange for bringing/purchasing whatever you need to create your art piece (including easel, paint, brushes, etc.; there will be water on site).

To apply, email by April 19th 2019 and put ART THROW DOWN in the subject line.

Please include a link to your website or samples of your work and a brief description of what you plan to create. We want variety of mediums to celebrate the diverse visual art scene in Ottawa so please share this with your contacts. We look forward to seeing your Happening proposals!

The happening artspark 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
Parkdale Park (Parkdale Avenue and Armstrong Street)

We are excited to collaborate with the Hintonburg Community Association ArtsPark to make one jam-packed family-friendly party at Parkdale Park! Join us for a variety of performances and activities from morning to night, including live music, artisan craft market, dance battle, live art, tons of interactive kids' activities, and an art throwdown. We will have food by Seed to Sausage General Store, Carleton Tavern, The Merry Dairy, and craft beer gardens featuring Beyond the Pale Brewing Company and Vimy Brewing Company.

As always, admission is free! We will be collecting donations to fund arts grants/activities for the #WellingtonWest community. Cash only for food and drink. Mark your calendars for our volunteer-run community event from 10am to 10pm! The schedule of performances, activities, and participants below.

There is something for everyone, so stop by and celebrate what makes Wellington West unique!


2019 Main Stage Line Up

10:00-10:45am Street of Rock
11:00-11:45am  Hey Buster
12:00pm-2:00pm Flava Factory Dance Battle
2:00-2:45pm Slo Tom
3:00-3:45pm  Ray Harris
4:00pm-6:45pm   Art Throw Down
7:00-7:45pm  Shame 106
8:00-8:45pm  Half-Cocked & Lonesome
9:00-10:00pm Lucky Ron

Happening Drinks

Beyond The Pale Brewing Company
Vimy Ridge Brewing Company
Craft Cider & Non-Alcoholic Drinks


'Other Things Happening'


Makers Market
Giant Building Blocks
Hintonburg Community Centre

Kids Activities
Parkdale Food Centre