House of PainT Festival 2014

Graffiti decorates the underside of the Dunbar Bridge at last year’s House of PainT festival. PHOTO: Soo Hum

Graffiti decorates the underside of the Dunbar Bridge at last year’s House of PainT festival.
PHOTO: Soo Hum

The annual House of PainT Festival is a free outdoor hip-hop festival that features the best in Canadian urban arts and culture, showcasing graffiti, breakdancing, DJs and MCs from across Canada. This year’s festival, now in its 11th year, will take place from September 4 to 7 in Brewer Park and under the massive, concrete Dunbar Bridge (where Bronson crosses the Rideau River, next to Carleton University.)

House of PainT is also a block party and community barbeque that invites you to sit on the grass, listen to good tunes, eat tasty food and watch amazing artists and dancers in action. As a free community event, House of PainT takes hip-hop back to its roots – promoting community consciousness, political awareness and artistic development through art, dance, music and spoken word. The festival offers workshops for local urban artists, concession stands selling art, clothes and crafts by local artists, a kids’ corner, and Ottawa’s own legal graffiti wall showcasing freeform public art (located under the bridge.)

For details, visit www.houseofpaint.ca

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