Pop Up Art Renfrew County

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the Community Resource Centre—Killaloe, has received a one-year seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create Pop Up Art, a travelling art exhibition and community art workshops for Renfrew County.

Pop Up Art features a curated exhibition called Extra-Ordinary Renfrew County. The exhibition is a multi-artist and multimedia exhibit exploring how the extraordinary can be found in our everyday lives in Renfrew County.

The exhibition pops up in unexpected places, such as municipal facilities, community facilities, private businesses and other public places. In conjunction with the exhibition, the public is invited to participate in community art workshops as the exhibit tours through the county.

Please take the ExtraOrdinary Renfrew County Exhibition Survey, click here.

Find Pop Up Art 2019…

Fifth Chute Café: Eganville, May 2 to 19 (also the official launch event)

Dundonald Hall Fitness Sports and Aquatic Centre: CFB, Petawawa, May 23 to June 9

Arnprior Public Library: June 13 to 30

Deep River and District Hospital: July 4 to 21

Madawaska Coffee: Barry’s Bay, July 25 to August 11

Renfrew Visitor Information Centre: August 15 to September 1

Extra-Ordinary Art Workshop with Bozena Hrycyna

Thursday May 16 • 1:30–4 pm • FREE
Fifth Chute Coffee • Eganville

Participants will journey through the process of creating a story based on an ordinary object, then create a piece of art inspired by it.

A variety of media will be explored including journaling, mixed media collage and paint. All levels and ages… the workshop is designed for adults and enthusiastic creators aged 12+. Suitable for beginners to experienced artists. Bring an object of significance to you and which might have a story to tell.

Register in advance. This class is limited to 10 participants. Please register in advance by emailing anya@ov-caos.org.

Pop Up Artists

Artists, did you get the call for proposals? Please click here to take a quick survey.

Why Build a Mobile Art Space?

Currently, Renfrew County does not have a public art gallery, but we do have many of artists and other cultural workers. Renfrew County is very large geographically and we don’t have public transportation.

We explore the impact and viability of bringing mobile art experiences to people living in rural communities. OV-CAOS, the CRC and the Ontario Trillium Foundation believe that by creating a mobile art space and curating an exhibition about Renfrew County by its artists, residents will have increased access to meaningful artistic experiences.

Who is this Project For?


Pop Up Art Renfrew County is here to address the need for Renfrew County residents to have more opportunities to interact with art in public spaces.

Between April and September 2019, the general public has the opportunity to experience the Extra-Ordinary Renfrew County exhibition at various locations throughout Renfrew County, as well as opportunities to participate in community art workshops.

Pop Up Art Renfrew County