Rene Trim’s arts & crafts: A hot day at the Museum


Hot PotatoWithout a doubt, the City’s hot spot this Saturday, February 21st, is The Museum of Nature, which will be hosting two great events. From 11 AM to 4 PM the stage is set for Tie The Knot, Ottawa’s contemporary wedding show, featuring local exhibitors who specialize in all things wedding. From unique photo booths to innovative floral and cake designs, Tie The Knot is all about today’s bride and groom. If you are an urban, modern, trendy couple that is planning a wedding in Ottawa – or if you’re simply curious about the wonders and excitement of weddings – this is where you’ll want to be! For more information, please visit the show’s website

Opening its doors at the same venue around 8 PM, Hot Potato Night Market & Disco Party is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Back. Expect music, food, martinis, wine, tons of entertainment, a night market plus 25+ of Ottawa’s leading female artists who will be creating (live!) a mixed media painting entitled “Mother & Child”, which will be donated to Jillian O’Connor, an Ottawa native who recently gave birth to her third child while being treated for Stage 4 breast cancer.  Details can be found on Hot Potato’s Facebook page.

Totally Squared

Join the squares revolution!
Most visitors to local craft show will, at some point, have run into Totally Squared, the Stittsville based baker that started selling squares and bars as a home-based business back in 2011. Their squares were an instant hit with the public and before too long, owner/baker Vanessa Sevc was forced to start looking for a commercial kitchen to be able to meet ever-growing demands. Steady growth led to the business’ incorporation in 2013 and recently, Totally Squared deemed the time right to start sharing its knowledge and success with the rest of us. If you are a dedicated home baker, you can now join Totally Squared’s independent baker’s network. Whether you decide to hosts parties to show off your baking skills, sell Totally Squared products at craft shows, or write recipes and get paid every time someone downloads them, there are several business opportunities awaiting you at

Ottawa Mixed Media Artists

OMMA: Artists with Attitude
OMMA, the Ottawa Mixed Media Artists, is a non-for-profit organization which supports mixed media visual artists through meeting, exhibitions and workshops. OMMA consists of a group of visual artists (currently around 170) who work in an experimental and expressive manner, freely incorporating a variety of media into their work. Their motto: “Artists with attitude” – one of their goals: to provide art lovers in the community with the opportunity to connect with their contemporary, innovative work.

OMMA’s largest exhibition to date, entitled “Small Wonders lll”, is currently on display at the French Café in Manotick (Manotick Mews, 1160 Beaverwood Road). The Café is open Mon-Sat from 7 AM to 5 PM and on Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM. Visit OMMA’s website for more information.


That’s all for now, folks – have a creative week!




Rene Trim

Rene is the chair of the executive committee of the Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles (OVCC) Guild. The OVCC organizes art & craft shows featuring local artists and artisans from the Ottawa Valley.


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