House of Paint Festival Press Release |

2012 HOUSE OF PAINT FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE of Urban Arts and Culture | Ottawa, Canada September 13 – 16, 2012 | OTTAWA, June 13, 2012 - House of PainT, the largest and longest-running urban arts festival in Canada’s National Capital, will hold its ninth annual edition Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16, 2012 at venues throughout Ottawa’s urban core. This multidisciplinary Hip Hop and urban culture event showcases world-class artistic talents from Ottawa, Canada and abroad. The 2012 House of PainT (HoP) will deliver community-focused programming with four days of events including: - Ottawa’s sickest jam: the House of PainT 4-disciplines of Hip Hop Main EvenT - Ticketed concerts and nightclub parties - Photography and visual art exhibits - Master classes for emerging professional artists - Guerrilla style pop-up dance performances - Film screenings, presentations, discussions and artist networking events - Professional development workshops for new arts professionals - HoP LauncH party and festival line-up announced at Ritual Nightclub, Friday, July 27 THE MaiN EvenT: House of PainT’s signature 4-disciplines of Hip Hop Main EvenT will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 15 at the site of Canada’s largest legal graffiti wall - under the Dunbar Bridge (Bronson Avenue) at Brewer Park in Ottawa South. House of PainT is a fully accessible, large capacity sheltered outdoor space set alongside the Rideau River and Carleton University. The Main EvenT is a free, day-long, all ages and family-friendly celebration presented as an old school block party-style jam that showcases Hip Hop’s 4 core artistic disciplines: DJs, MCs, Graffiti Artists and a Bgirl / Bboy dance battle (breakdancing). PROGRAMMING: The House of PainT aims to strengthen and promote urban culture in Ottawa by presenting world class talents, elevating the craft and professionalism of emerging artists, making the art forms accessible to the broader community, and throwing a great jam to celebrate the positive, creative and community based culture that is Hip Hop. In keeping with HoP’s vision of a sustainable cultural economy in Ottawa for Urban Artists to live and work, the 2012 festival’s artistic program will showcase emerging and professional artists from the National Capital Region - showcased right alongside nationally and internationally recognized headliners. Read more about House of PainT’s history, mandate and program at Full festival line-up announced at the HoP LauncH Party, Ritual Nightclub, Friday, July 27, 10PM. Media Contact: Rob Reid (House of PainT Collective)

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