As mentioned in the last post, since I'm quite busy over in the photoblog at present, my photos are spilling over into this blog this week. Glowfair is an event that's been happening in Ottawa since 2014. It is an annual street festival mixing together art, music, entertainment, and even some educational material over the course of two nights and a day- this year it was last Friday and Saturday. Today I'll be showing you some of what I saw on Saturday afternoon, while in Saturday's post, I'll cover my evening visit.
There were several large scale murals, either done or in process as I passed through. Bank Street, one of our major streets, is closed down for a number of blocks to traffic for this event.
There was also a large scale chess game being played by a couple of boys.
Something more meant for the kids, obviously, this was just being set up when I was here.
This colourful bench caught my eye.
There was an artist at work while I was passing through. Nancy Mirsky is a local artist who specializes in glass art, and was demonstrating the technique of glass blowing. It's the first time I've seen this done. The third of these shots are samples of her work.
At the south end of the closed off section of the street, these artificial trees were set up. How they look all lit up, I'll show in the next post.