Gatherings 2.0 // A downtown summer event series

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (enter at 290 Lisgar Street)

May 24 - August 14, 2024

meet • listen • make • learn • support • move!

This summer, we have organized a series of workshops, performances and walks called Gatherings 2.0. We hope these events provide spaces for exchange and joy, spark conversation and learning, and celebrate being and participating in a creative community together, on this territory, in this city. 

All events are in-person and take place at Carleton Dominion-Chalmer Centre in downtown Ottawa, on unceded Algonquin territory. All events are free, except Ottawa Drone Day 2024, which is PWYC. Access information is included in individual event listings.

Queer mega market / 24 May / 5 – 9 p.m. 

Featuring over 50 fabulous Queer artisans and artists, this mega market is produced by Elaina Martin. More information here.

Ottawa Drone Day 2024 / 25 May / 1 – 9 p.m. 

Community and experimental sound unite to celebrate this international day of drone. Featuring Anne Bourne, Olivia Shortt and Andy Slater. Co-produced with Debaser. More information here.

kin mixer / market / music / 31 May / 6 – 10 p.m. 

Come find your kin with help from amazing DJs, great vendors, good food and the absolute best of vibes. Featuring Sri Lankan-Canadian Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya, Haitian-Canadian folk and soul artist Naïka Champaïgne and DJ sets by MusicByJayel and Incognita. More information here.

Ottawa’s hotels: A sociological walking tour / 11 June / 6 – 8 p.m. 

Be a tourist in your own city and explore the histories of hotels! Sociologist Tonya Davidson leads this walk that delves into the role of hotels on our city’s landscape, communities and history. More information here.

Algonquin artmaking on unceded territory / 22 July / 6 – 8 p.m. 

Join Algonquin artists Claire Brascoupé and Jobena Petonoquot in a discussion with Danielle Printup as they talk about relationships to land, territory and story through creative interventions.  More information here.

MERYENDA: An artist project by Marisa Gallemit / 31 July, 1 August, 2 August

Enjoy tea in the garden during this drop-in art performance work inspired by the artist’s research in the Dominion-Chalmers United Church archives and the Filipino tradition of an afternoon snack. Produced in partnership with Ottawa Chamberfest, More information here.

Tea-making workshop with Kayo-Tea / 14 August / 6 – 8 p.m. 

Learn about how herbal teas are grown and made with Algonquin tea sommelier and farmer Kayoki Post-Whiteduck. More information here.


Gatherings 2.0 is generously supported by the Joe Friday and Grant Jameson Contemporary Art Fund and by our community partners: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, Elaina Martin, Debaser and Ottawa Chamberfest.