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November 2nd - 5th

Horticulture Building

1525 Princess Patricia Way, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

NOIR is a four-day festival opening with an upscale Gala and fundraiser event in support of Queensway Carleton Hospital, and continuing for three days of fine art exhibition showcasing 55 professional artists. This year's theme is "Day of the Dead" and festival programming is being elegantly curated in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy, as well as Ottawa's Byward Market Day of the Dead Festival. The opening night Gala features a Gastronomic Salon with some of Ottawa's best restaurants, live performances by classical musicians and folkloric dancers, as well as an exciting Silent Auction with several original artworks donated by NOIR exhibiting artists. There will also be art workshops, an authentic Day of the Dead altar, and more!

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100% of all proceeds from the Silent Auction are donated to QCH Foundation!

We are proud to also donate a portion of ALL ticket sales.

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PROGRAM

Festival Programming

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TICKETS

Tickets & Admission

Get tickets to the Gala, which includes a Festival Pass - OR -  purchase General Admission tickets for individual days

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EXHIBITION

Exhibiting Artists

See the Exhibition Map, or preview the art that will be at the exhibition by viewing the Exhibiting Artist photo gallery now!

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FUNDRAISER

Silent Auction

Support us in raising money for Queensway Carleton Hospital! All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to QCH.

Appetizers

GALA

Gala Event

Savour the arts at the NOIR Art Festival during the opening night Gala and beyond. Find out more now!

Day of the Dead Theme

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NOIR Art Festival is collaborating with Ottawa's Day of the Dead Festival this year to bring even more culture and activities to our communities! 

 

We encourage you to check out their festival programming.

OCTOBER 27th - 29th  |  Byward Market, Ottawa

We are grateful to the Mexican Embassy for their support and collaboration in curating a culturally authentic and elegant experience for our patrons and attendees!

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NOIR 2023 will be an exciting Day of the Dead theme, with support from both the Day of the Dead Festival, and the Mexican Embassy, as well as in consultation with the Mexican Cultural Association in Ottawa.

 

This theme will include programming honouring the culture and celebration surrounding the Day of the Dead traditions, and broader Mexican culture.

Visitors will be encouraged to pay homage to this theme by attending one of the various programmed workshops devoted to the Day of the Dead, including the altar, pan de muertos, sugar skulls and more.

Attendees of the Gala may choose to dress-up, wear themed make-up and/or accessories. Please note that this is at the attendees discretion and is not required.

The images being used for NOIR this year represent the "Catrinas", a symbol for Day of the Dead traditions.

You can learn more about the inspiration for this theme through the Day of Dead Festival.

Program

Festival Program

Appetizers

THURSDAY

November 2

6pm - 10pm

Gala Event

Savour the arts at the NOIR Art Festival during the opening night Gala and beyond. Find out more now!

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FRIDAY

November 3

6pm - 9pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Join us for the opening night of NOIR's Art Exhibition during this special Artist Meet & Greet event!

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SATURDAY

November 4

11am - 8pm

Art Exhibition

A full day of programming, showcasing fine art from 55 professional artists, as well as art workshops and more!

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SUNDAY

November 5

10am - 4pm

Art Exhibition

A full day of programming, showcasing fine art from 55 professional artists, as well as art workshops and more!

Fine Art Exhibition

FRIDAY

November 3

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Artist Meet & Greet

SATURDAY

November 4

11:00am - 8:00pm

Art Exhibition Day

SUNDAY

Art Exhibition Day

November 5

10:00am - 4:00pm

50+ Exhibiting Artists

 

The NOIR Art Festival proudly showcases 50+ professional fine artists who will be exhibiting and selling their work across our three-day Art Exhibition.  NOIR is a competitive and upscale fine art exhibition, featuring professional artists from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and regions in between. We invite you to preview the art that you can expect to see at NOIR by visiting our Exhibiting Artist List.

Horticulture Building

1525 Princess Patricia Way, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

Artist Meet & Greet

Friday November 3rd

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Fine Art Exhibition

The NOIR Art Festival proudly boasts three days of fine exhibition and sale from 50+ professional artists! Join us on this special evening to meet artists, have a glass of wine, and have first choice of premium art by remarkable artists.

Altar Lighting

This special evening will also offer the unique opportunity to see the lighting of the altar, in honour of two great women and artists, including Mexican artist, the late Frida Kahlo, and Canadian artist, the late Emily Carr.

Artist Spotlight

We are so proud to have Ottawa-based artist, Dulce Tapp, who celebrates her Mexican heritage through her impressive collection of collaged Catrina pieces. You will be able to find her front and centre at the NOIR Art Exhibition.

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VIP Gala

Thursday November 2nd

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Day of the Dead Theme

VIP Gala

 

The NOIR Gala is dedicated to creating an enchanting and exciting experience for our VIP guests! The Gala also serves as a fundraiser in support of Queensway Carleton Hospital. 

Be part of the theme!

Attendees are welcome to come dressed up for the theme! Please note that this is optional.

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Gastronomic Salon

 

VIP Attendees of the opening night Gala can expect to find several of Ottawa's top restaurants there, serving up art in the form of food. Delectable delicacies will be offered as gratis amuse-bouche for you to savour and enjoy gastronomic art.

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Live Performances

 

The evening will also boast live performances from classical musicians to elegant dancers, all set to the Gala's Day of the Dead theme. 

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Silent Auction

 

The NOIR Art Festival also celebrates art in Ottawa, with a three-day Fine Art Exhibition (from November 3rd to November 5th). With 50+ professional artists, exhibiting and selling their unique and original pieces. Several of these highly talented artists have generously donated pieces from their collections, and these pieces will be a prominent part of the Silent Auction held at the Opening Night Gala. Other businesses from Ottawa and surrounding areas also support the Silent Auction and Fundraiser by donating epicurean items and experiences.

QCH Fundraiser

 

T​he NOIR Art Festival is dedicated to supporting arts and culture, but we also believe in giving back to our community however we can. This is why the festival kicks off with an exciting, themed gala event, which also serves as a fundraiser in support of Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. Last year, the NOIR Gala was able to raise almost $7,000 for the hospital's Building Space Between the Walls campaign, which has helped build a comfortable, modern, fully-equipped space for 15 bed bays at QCH. This year we hope to exceed this amount by hosting a Silent Auction at the Gala, and by donating a percentage of all tickets sales to QCH Foundation.

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Tickets

Tickets & Admission

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VIP GALA TICKETS

November 2

6pm - 10pm

VIP Tickets include a welcome drink, tokens for the Gastronomic Salon, the Silent Auction, Live Performances, and a Full Festival Pass!

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FESTIVAL PASS

Art Exhibition Days

November 3 - 5

Would you like to come to two or more of the Art Exhibition days? Consider a Festival Pass and save!

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GENERAL ADMISSION

Art Exhibition Days

November 3 - 5

Join us on any of the three Art Exhibition days of the festival to discover 55 professional fine artists!

Special Rates & Pricing

Free After 3

Enjoy Free Admission to the Festival's Art Exhibition from 3pm onward on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Festival Pass

Want to come to out to the festival on two or more of the scheduled dates? Consider getting a Festival Pass! These will be available for only $18 for Early Bird or $20 for regular pricing. The Festival Pass is automatically included in the Gala ticket.

General Admission

From Friday November 3rd to Sunday November 5th, admission will only be $12 at the door or $10 online

Early Bird pricing will also be available for general admission at $8.

Subscriber Pricing

We will be offering extra discounts and promotional offers to our newsletter subscribers. Sign-up to our newsletter to get special pricing for NOIR, including pre-sale on general admission tickets at only $6, and Festival Passes for only $16. You can also expect special offers for the Gala VIP tickets.

Supporter of the Arts Sponsors

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Supporter of the Festival Sponsor

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