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Vernissage : Kaleidoscope | Kaléidoscope
5:30 PM on Thursday Dec. 13th
City Hall Art Gallery, 110 Laurier Ave. W.
Price: FREE

Join Algonquin Anishinabe Elder Annie Smith St-Georges for the opening remarks at 6:00 pm

Kaleidoscope highlights new additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2018. Artworks are added to the Collection each year by way of a peer assessment process through purchase, donation and/or commission. This year, 56 artworks by 33 artists were purchased, eleven artworks were donated and one site-specific permanent public art commission was completed.

In 2018, the City of Ottawa Public Art Program undertook a pilot project in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. An Indigenous Liaison was engaged to work with artists in the Algonquin, Métis and Inuit communities in an effort to encourage more applications by Indigenous artists. As a result, the City of Ottawa Art Collection saw a dramatic increase in applications from Indigenous artists and 30% of the artworks purchased in 2018 were by Indigenous artists.

View the complete list of recent additions: https://ottawa.ca/chag

Open daily 9 am to 8 pm, including holidays.
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.