This event is sponsored by Wallack's
Now in its second year, Wall Candy Art Expo will be taking place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park.
The ‘Sweetly Affordable’ concept extends not only to the attendees of the event (because all the art must be priced under 1K, and every artist is required to sell some artwork for under $50), it also extends to the artists themselves (with a registration fee that allows emerging and professional artists alike to be considered for the expo). This concept was originally initiated by highly accomplished Ottawa-based artist, Christina Lovisa, who is not only the Founder of Hello Art Studios, she has also designed art for Cirque du Soleil’s MJ ONE boutique in Las Vegas, and displayed her encaustic artwork in Ottawa at both Orange Art Gallery and Alpha Art Gallery. The organizing committee is now comprised of three resident artists from the Hello Art Studios artist collective. In addition to Lovisa, are local artists Andrea Noriega and Judith Anderson, whom are both actively involved in the design and execution of this year’s Wall Candy Art Expo.
As a special addition, this year the Kiwanis Club has been invited to manage the official wrapping station to help them fundraise for their causes (their space is gratis, and is being donated to them by the Wall Candy organizing committee).
Attendees of Wall Candy can expect to see approximately 145 artists (most of whom are from Ottawa, however there are also many artists coming in from surrounding areas, including Montreal). There will be a wide range of mediums and styles, including but not limited to: photography, watercolour, acrylic, oil, encaustic, resin, and mixed media. This year the organizers are also introducing an ‘Off the Wall’ component, which has welcomed potters, jewelers, sculptors, and more to the fore. Scheduled right before the holidays, the Wall Candy Art Expo promises ample opportunity for great gift ideas. It is also going to be a prime scouting ground for keen gallery curators, with several artists already in top Ottawa galleries.
Hello Art Studios artist collective is located in Ottawa’s west end, and offers many art classes and workshops for all skill levels. They aim to engage the community in the arts, and make art more accessible for everyone.
Words and images in this post have been provided by Wall Candy.