In just over a week, the whole of Wellington West including Hintonburg and Wellington Village will be springing to life with The Happening, a slate of accessible, engaging artistic events taking place at numerous locations throughout the area.
All are welcome to participate in the official kickoff for the fifth annual The Happening on May 25 at Vimy Brewing Co at 7 pm. Enjoy connecting with friends and neighbours as well as local art, interactive crafts, games, music and, of course, craft beer brewed on site. Be sure to pick up a Happening colouring sheet from The Hintonburg Public House starting May 15th and drop it off at the party for your chance to win a Happening prize pack.
There are almost two dozen #HappeningEvents, many of them family-friendly and free of charge, taking place throughout Wellington West on May 25, 26, 27, 31 and June 1, 2! On opening weekend, activities include:
The 24 hour jazz ramble at The Record Centre
Show and save event at Fabrications
Colour Block Party & Workshop at Malenka Originals
Creating Sea Glass with paint workshop at Bluebird Upcycled Style
A mobile escape cage challenge from Escape Manor
The Human Library: Maker Edition at Maker House Co.
Live mural painting by Maxime Damour at Blue Panda Realty Inc.
Art installation “Arctic Dreams” by Nathalie Grice at Twiss & Weber
An Art Scavenger Hunt by The Hintonburg Public House
Live photo/collage painting with Don Monet at Cube Gallery
Pet artist showcases at Global Pet Foods
Creative pots hands-on workshop at Hintonburg Pottery
Live jazz infusion at The Royal Oak Pub
“Human Blooms” photography and painting exhibition at Trove
Pastry samples and pottery display by Steffi Acevedo at Les Moulins La Fayette
An exploration of the design aesthetic at Tooth and Nail Brewing Company
Also new this year is the first Happening ArtsPark, taking place Saturday, June 2 at Parkdale Park! The Happening is excited to be partnering with the Hintonburg Community Association to present a fun family event with live music, live art, crafts, food and beer from 10am to 10pm.
Check out full schedule for The Happening’s opening weekend in the Wellington West BIA’s calendar of events or visit The Happening’s Facebook page. All funds raised from the festival are returned to the community through arts grants.