On September 15, Ottawa is going to get a first-hand view inside the creative mind of Rolf Klausener (The Acorn) when the inaugural Arboretum Festival kicks off. This unique collaborative project will meld all different aspects of what makes Ottawa such an amazing city: music + gastronomy (which, if you don’t know, is the art/science of eating food) + visual art. While there isn’t a thick wooded area surrounding the Arts Court, the Ottawa Jail Hostel should prove to be an excellent venue for all types of Ottawa personalities to make an appearance and share their trade with us. Many of you may have already seen the beautifully designed posters up around the city, I was almost caught doing a fist pump in the air when I saw Cadence Weapon’s picture staring at me today. With artists such as Cadence Weapon, Adam Saikaley, Roberta Bondar, Andrew Vincent and Ohbijou taking part in the festivities, the talent is nothing short of extraordinary. Of course, music is only part of the equation… this festival promises to bring together the best arts, food and culture Ottawa has to offer. Take a glance at the full lineup here, or alternatively, check out the poster below. As the festival motto goes, ‘We are totally doing this!’ Tickets $25 – more info here.
Photo of Adam Saikaley courtesy of MWPhotos