Community Outreach Projects

Community Events
by Josie De Meo

ARTEAST was invited this year to three community events to promote Arteast and its members at the Shenkman Art Centre. In October 2014, ARTEAST participated during Artpreneur. This event takes place every year at the Shenkman Art Centre. We had a booth to promote ARTEAST. We were all decked out, displaying our beautiful banner, brochures, and membership applications. We were able to talk to many possible future members and, to our delight, we gained more than four new members because of this event. We are grateful that the following members were able to help: Clarisse Cheseaux, Diane Freeman, Mari Brown, Maureen Rooney Mitchell and Mary Ann Varley.

An annual event, Baz’Art, was held on November 29th and 30th, at the Shenkman Art Centre. ARTEAST was there to introduce our artist members and our organisation to the community. We had 15 artists on two days, demonstrating their artistic talent. We were amazed at the answer to our call for volunteers. We were even more amazed that some of the members sold smaller artworks while they were demonstrating. These artists devoted one to three hours of their time to promote themselves and ARTEAST. A huge “Thanks” go to Kerstin Peters, Anne Warburton, Doreen Hardiman, Murielle Bérubé, Carmen Dufault, Moiya Wright, Mari Brown, Diane Freeman, Maureen Rooney Mitchell, Virginia Dupuis, Maryse Hatchard, Marie Leger, and Mary Ann Varley. Also, we had a non-member who wanted to participate and learn more about us - thanks to Karin Sundin.

ARTEAST received an invitation by a local women's group from the Community Pentecostal Church. They were holding their Annual Black and White Christmas Gala at the Shenkman Arts Centre in the lower lobby on the evening of December 2nd. Their request was for a few artists, who were in the current exhibition on Promenade ARTEAST, to talk about their displayed artwork and their artistic background. We introduced the 150 ladies in attendance to our organisation and had a few minutes each to talk about our creations. We were honored to have the following artists come to this event and promote themselves and ARTEAST. What a great opportunity it was to connect with some wonderful ladies of our community, and who knows maybe we have sold a piece or two! A special thanks to the following artists who joined me at this event: Lynne Alsford, Marie Leger, Yvette Le Gal, Carmen Dufault, Diane Freeman and Mary Ann Varley.



January 2013 Valentine for the Vets - to read the full story

During the month of January Arteast was invited to host two workshops at Senior Residences.

December 2012 - to read the full story

After two years of preparations, the art festival took place on December 17th. Eight of our fellow artist volunteered at Marius Barbeau catholic elementary school.

June 2012 Orleans Festival - to read the full story

Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd 2012 , Arteast had a very active role in our community. Arteast project during the Orleans Festival at the Shenkman's Art Center

April 2012 - to read the full story

Glen Ogilvy School is tucked along Centrepark Crescent in cosy Blackburn Hamlet. Book markers, watercolour cards and eight 36 X 36" canvases were designed and painted.

December 2011 - to read the full story

Projet "Rendez-vous" : Programmes d'Ottawa est pour les personnes ayant des besoins particuliers/special needs, au Complexe récréatif Ray Friel/Ray Friel Recreation Complex, Cumberland, Ontario.

April 2011 - to read the full story

École élémentaire catholique des Voyageurs, Ottawa
6030, prom. Voyageur, Orleans (Ontario) K1C 2T1



May 2010 - to read the full story

Creating a wall mural with Queen Elizabeth Public School Gr. 4/5 student artists and Arteast artists.



2009 - to read the full story

Arteast was one of the successful recipients of a Grant from the City of Ottawa. Part of the grant application has a "Community Service" component. One of Arteast's community Service Outreach Project's involves voluteering "artistically" with Queen Elizabeth School.