Capital Chill: Alex invites you to check out this unique blend of local art and music

Alex Hosselet (blog/Twitter) likes to keep it real, and keep it chill. He’s helping put on Capital Chill, an exposition of local artists and musicians.

It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when people dismiss Ottawa as a dull government town: Do even the slightest digging, and you’ll find a vibrant arts and music community with an eclectic number of influences. That’s why I was so excited to help put together Capital Chill!

Capital Chill, happening on Friday, May 25, is a contemporary art and music show, bringing together a group of local artists and musicians for a night off showing off some of Ottawa’s best talent. And this event is planned to be the first of many to come.

The musicians, which specialize in lounge, chillout and electronica, include Adam Saikaley, Matt Dorgan Project, Graciellita and Sticks & Stones Dubs. As a collaboration of artists in this genre is a rare occurrence in Ottawa, it’s a strong reason to come out for the evening.

Adam Saikaley (Photo Credit: Ming Wu)

In addition to the music, Capital Chill includes an exhibition of many cutting-edge artists. The lineup includes Etienne Gélinas, Stefan Thompson, Doll and Dems, Norah Taylor, Mat Dubé, Cristian S. Aluas, Kayla Marok, Shannon Armishaw, Allison O’Connor and Chad Skinner. In addition to being displayed, much of the unique artwork is for sale.

Capital Chill will also be featuring live art projects including live projection art from Stefan Thompson, live sculpting by Kayla Marok, and live painting by Dom Laporte. Also, Jawni Vu will be offering hair tattooing services on site, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Carré Rouge by Etienne Gélinas

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance (more at the door) and available directly on the website, in person at Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue), or by phone at 613.564.7240.


As a special promotion with Local Tourist Ottawa, you can win a pair of tickets (two pairs available) for the event: Just send an email to with your name and “LT Ottawa” in the subject line. Tickets will be awarded shortly before the event. We’ll send you occasional updates about this and upcoming events – but you can unsubscribe at any time.

You can find out more about Capital Chill and stay connected by visiting the website, the Facebook page, and the Twitter feed. We hope to see you on May 25 for this unique and brand-new event!