Where We'll Be: 4 Awesome Shows this weekend!

It's a BIG weekend for all you local shoppers out there! We'll be at 4 different shows as well as having our shop open Saturday and Sunday from 11-5. 

First off, we have the Main Farmers' Market! 

This Saturday May 26th, we’ll be at the Main Farmers' Market in Old Ottawa East and we’re super happy to be there almost every Saturday for the entire season this year! 

Come and check it out!

Where: Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, in Old Ottawa East.

When: Saturdays from 9am – 2pm.

For more information about the market go to: http://www.mainfarmersmarket.org/

On the same lovely day, we'll be at ArtsPark!

The Hintonburg Community Association (HCA) presents its ninth annual ArtsPark 

ArtsPark is an annual locally-inspired urban arts event that's low-key, family-friendly, and free! It will feature a dedicated children's program, including art, music, and a bike parade. ArtsPark supports Hintonburg's vibrant arts community and the QUAD, a grassroots initiative begun by the HCA and led by the neighbourhood's 400-person-strong creative force. The QUAD is Ottawa's best known arts district.

ArtsPark's invitational art show will showcase fifteen professional Hintonburg QUAD artists, children's art activities will be run by 4Cats Arts Studio, wares from an array of artisan vendors will be for sale, and a variety of food stalls will be on site.

On the ArtsPark stage there will be an full day of entertainment, with live music from local musicians Hey Buster, Sara Hallman, Lucky Ron, Robert Farrell, Reverb Syndicate and Micarza Camaro, as well performances from spoken word artists. We are pleased to announce that Ken Rockburn will be the emcee.

A great way to start the day will be to ride to ArtsPark in a family-friendly bike parade. All are welcome to meet at the Hintonburg Community Centre at 10:00 a.m. and ride in style along Armstrong St. to Parkdale Market Park, where ArtsPark will be in full swing. Bike parking will be available at ArtsPark until 4:00 p.m, courtesy of the Hintonburg Cycling Champions.

Where: at Parkdale Market Park (Armstrong at Hamilton, beside the Parkdale Market in Hintonburg) 

When: Saturday, May 26th, 2012 from 10am to 5pm.

For more information check out: http://hintonburg.com/artspark2012.html

And on Sunday, we are super happy to be back where we started - Ladyfest Ottawa's Tarts N’ Crafts Sale Spring 2012! Ladyfest was our first ever craft show here in Ottawa and we are so excited that it's back in action! 

Ladyfest Ottawa is pleased to announce our summer edition of Tarts N’ Crafts - formerly the Not Your Grandma’s Craftsale - happening on Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 10:00am until 5:00pm at the Montgomery Legion Hall (top floor), 330 Kent St., Ottawa, Ontario!

Vendors at this year’s Spring sale are:

abi lyon wicke, Alice Jarry, BeadWorks (Operation Come Home), Becca Wallace, Blisscraft & Brazen, Broundoor (Marc Simard), Chayle Cook, Dragonfly Dreams Jewlery, ELECTRIK KIDZ, fiberalley, InfinEight Jewellery, Julie Webb, koko chocolates, Les Créations Lolita, Liam Design, Love at First Blush, mains de mariposa, Marie-Claude Hade, Meeka Stuart, Melonie Higashi Design, Missy Industry, PR Design, Purple Urchin, Rachel F., Read My Hips, Salvage Jewelry Co., Sel & Vinaigre Sérographie, Supayana, 3rdLife, Touch Jewelry, Trish Wallace, Two Trees Soap, Vanessa Neily, Veronica Roy & Aria LeRoux, Water Willow Design

The proceeds from our spring sale will be used to fund our annual Rock Camp for Girls. Rock Camp for Girls is a weekend crash course for teenage girls, mentored by female musicians, to learn how to play guitar, bass or drums and be a part of a rock band. For more info visit http://lfo-girlsrockcamp.blogspot.ca/.

Plus, we'll be at Ravenswing DIY Fair 2012 on the same day from 11-4!

Ottawa's DIY Fair, featuring the Clothesline Project -- local crafts, zines, live music & skill-sharing workshops --

* 60+ local vendors!

* Workshops brought to you by Les Ateliers!
12:30pm: Yoga in the park with Edith
3pm: Zine-making with Chris Landry from Kiss Off Zine
- including making a half-hour zine together -

* Live performances by some of your fave local bands!
12pm: Django Libre
1pm: Andrea Simms-Karp
1:45pm: Josef Pollock
2:30pm: The Johnnnies, presented by Ladyfest Ottawa
3:30pm: Silkken Laumann
+ Ceremony DJs throughout the day

* Silent Art Auction where you can support your local artists and Ravenswing at the same time!

For more information, check out: www.ravenswingottawa.com

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