We spent a couple of hours earlier this afternoon at the House of Paint festival, where we saw incredible art like this…
The event takes place underneath Dunbar Bridge (where Bronson Avenue crosses the Rideau River). The underside of the overpass has been transformed into a huge performance space. There are scaffolds lining both walls, a concert stage, a big dance floor and bleachers all around it.
Dozens of artists, some wearing protective masks, some without, are covering the bridge with big, bold paintings.
This is one of the biggest pieces, probably 30 feet high.
Another very, very big piece in progress.
There is lots of variety, from 30-foot canvases to uh, one foot.
Artists are, quite literally, stacked in top of each other, covering every part of the concrete surface.
There were even performances and workshops for kids. Here’s Hey Kids (Big B and Capt. Foot) from Kingston
This event, as the kids say, is pretty dope. Dance battles and music continue all weekend. We had to leave too early!