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Detailed Itinerary

Below you will find the itemized itinerary for the NOIR Art Festival Programming.

November 2 | Thursday

Opening Night of the Festival

Gala Event

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

Pre-event

Attire is "Black Tie" / "Cocktail Dress" / "Business Cocktail" / Elegant Costume

Themed Costumes and Makeup encouraged but not required

This is an elegant evening Gala

Gala Ticket is required for entry

6:00 pm

Doors Open

 

Greet a Live Catrina in Costume

 

Gastronomic Salon Opens

 

Welcome Drink availability begins

 

Complimentary Make-up Artist: Day of the Dead themed face painting (first come first served basis)

 

Silent Auction Open for Live Viewing: In support of Queensway Carleton Hospital

6:30 pm

Vocal Performance by Dayan Salazar

 

Welcome Message

 

Opening by Mexican Ambassador, Carlos Manuel Joaquin Gonzalez

Address by Shannon Gorman, President & CEO of Queensway Carleton Hospital

7:00 pm

Guided Altar Tour with the Mexican Embassy

7:30 pm

Firmata Duo Musical Performance Begins: Classical Violin & Guitar

8:00 pm

Folkloric Dance Performance

9:00 pm

Musical Performance Concludes

9:30 pm

Silent Auction (Phase #1) Closes - pieces to be claimed at the Gala

10:00 pm

Evening events conclude

November 3 | Friday

Opening Night of Art Exhibition

Artist Meet & Greet Event

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

Pre-event

General Admission Ticket is required for entry, or a Festival Pass, or a Gala Ticket can also be used

Attire is "Smart Casual" OR "Day of the Dead Costume"

6:00 pm

Doors Open - Meet & Greet with Artists begins

 

Art Exhibition begins with over 55 professional fine artists (view exhibitor list)

First viewing and priority access to artworks at the Exhibition

 

Bar opens for services

 

Silent Auction (Phase #2) Opens: in support of Queensway Carleton Hospital

6:00 pm

WORKSHOP - Sugar Skull Earrings with Luz Navarrete (2 hours)

(Register Now)

7:30 pm

Altar Lighting - Authentic Cultural Altar to honour women in art: Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo

Guided Tour of the Altar with Mexican Embassy

Meet a Live Catrina in Day of the Dead Costume

8:30 pm

"Best in Show" Award Presented by the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)

9:00 pm

Evening events conclude

November 4 | Saturday

Extended Hours

Art Exhibition

11:00am - 8:00pm

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

Pre-event

General Admission Ticket is required for entry, or a Festival Pass, or a Gala Ticket can also be used

11:00 am

Doors Open - Art Exhibition begins 

with over 55 professional fine artists (view exhibitor list)

12:00 pm

WORKSHOP -  Floral Halo Crown with Isabel de la Rosa

(Register Now)

1:30 pm

Guided Tour of the Altar with Mexican Embassy

3:00 pm

"Free After 3" Admission Begins

FEATURE - Themed Face Painting by Marlene Rios (starting at $15)

5:00 pm

SEMINAR - “Mediumship & Connecting with Your Ancestors” with Candice Arseneau

(Register Now)

6:00 pm

SHOW - "Coco's Day of the Dead Dances" by Viva Mexico Dance group

6:30 pm

Guided Tour of the Altar with Mexican Embassy

7:30 pm

Silent Auction (Phase 2) Closes - pieces to be claimed in person at the event

8:00 pm

Evening events conclude

November 5 | Sunday

Final Day

10:00am - 4:00pm

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

Art Exhibition

Pre-event

General Admission Ticket is required for entry, or a Festival Pass, or a Gala Ticket can also be used

10:00 am

Doors Open

Art Exhibition begins with over 55 professional fine artists (view exhibitor list)

1:30 pm

Guided Tour of the Altar with Mexican Embassy

2:00 pm

WORKSHOP - Day of the Dead Themed Collage Making with Dulce Tapp

(Register Now)

3:00 pm

"Free After 3" Admission Begins

4:00 pm

Event concludes

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