Friday, May 7, 2010

Ladyfest Ottawa Tarts N' Crafts - Sat May 8

In honour of Mother’s Day, Ladyfest Ottawa is donating $500 of the proceeds to Mothercraft Ottawa’s Birth and Parent Companion Program. The remainder of the profits go to fund events supporting women in the arts throughout the year.

Tarts n’ Crafts
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Jack Purcell Community Centre
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$2 admission

Ladyfest Ottawa (LFO) is a non-profit, primarily women-organised music and arts festival that is open to everyone.

Ladyfest Ottawa is a volunteer-driven organisation that showcases women’s artistic expression and shares ideas through music, performance, film and video, exhibitions, panels and workshops.

Ladyfest Ottawa is part of a tradition of grassroots-organised festivals showcasing the talents of women artists... Ladyfest Ottawa is an inclusive, feminist organisation. We feel that providing a venue for women artists counters the obstacles and discrimination that women often face, including sexism, homophobia and racism. We also try to address these issues in our workshops, along with encouraging a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself), hands-on approach to skill sharing. We believe that political action can be fun and creative!

We are also committed to building communities, collaborations and conversations among women in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. We are proud to showcase local artists.

Ultimately, we hope Ladyfest Ottawa inspires women everywhere to organise themselves and create similar spaces that allow women’s creative works to be seen and heard.

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