Bilingual Event. 

In Summer 2020, Vanier's first ArtPod appeared on the parking lot of the Vanier Community Service Centre via the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa artist residency program. This year, the Vanier Community Service Centre, Vanier Community Association and Quartier Vanier BIA joined forces to expand the "parking lot community hub" which currently has three ArtPods and awaiting more exciting makeovers.  


On Friday August 13, artist Kseniya Tsoy and local community members will be painting the parking lot railing to mark the boundaries of this unique community hub. Join in the community art experience and leave your mark!   

This event is being organized as a companion to Cultures Vanier: Cultural Citizen Forum. When asked about the future Vanier of their dreams, many residents expressed a desire to see:    

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces that bring people together. 
  • Arts and cultural events and projects that celebrate Vanier’s cultural diversity and wealth. 
  • Engagement and commitment to Truth and Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis by celebrating the beauty of Indigenous cultures and recognizing the long tradition that has survived on this unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. 

This event is presented as part of the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa Symposium: Blueprints for a hopeful future, with pop-up community arts events and artworks happening online and across Ottawa August 3 – 29, 2021. For more information, click here.  

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa is a community-engaged arts program by Arts Network Ottawa / Réseau des arts d'Ottawa and is made possible through the generous financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ottawa Community Foundation

Original print used in graphic by Melanie Yugo (Possible Worlds). 

Arts Network Ottawa acknowledges that the land on which we gather is unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

About the event organizers

The Vanier Community Association:   

The Association represents an engaged, eclectic, bilingual community and strives to promote the positive initiatives and contributions of Vanier residents.


The Quartier Vanier Business Improvement Area:   

The Quartier Vanier Business Improvement Area (QVBIA) is a not-for-profit organization which represents over 466 property and business owners across our 3 main streets: Beechwood Avenue, Montréal Road and McArthur Avenue. Our mission is to represent, enhance and promote a prosperous business area along our diverse, vibrant and historic main streets. Our vision is to create an environment where creativity is welcomed. 


About Vanier Community Service Centre:  

The Vanier Community Service Centre is a unique community service hub that strives to improve the quality of life for citizens of Ottawa-Vanier and is known for its innovative programs and grassroots approach. 

From Parking Lot Into a Vibrant Community Hub

  • Friday Aug 13 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Vanier Community Hub / Carrefour communautaire Vanier
    271 Marier Ave
    Ottawa, Ontario