Curated by Imani Dominique and inspired by the aesthetics of local record stores, “The Gift Shop”  is an interactive and immersive art gallery. Located at ByWard Market from June 14 - July 18, this pop-up shop will sell prints from local QTBIPOC artists and create an environment that is conducive to art exploration and discovery. 

“Living Room Concerts” is a weekly performance series presented by The Gift Shop that showcases 27 emerging singers, spoken word artists, rappers, and more.The series not only provides QTBIPOC artists with a space to perform to an intimate and supportive audience, but also works with them to develop their business acumen - empowering them to thrive in the industry.

Through engaging professional development workshops and creative activations hosted in the space, this exhibit also provides emerging and mid-career artists with an opportunity to incubate their businesses and develop their entrepreneurial skills.  The workshops include "Money talks: Grant Writing 101", "Intellectual Property and Artist Legal Rights", "Digital Marketing For Artists", “How To Curate Your Solo Exhibition” and more.

"The Gift Shop 3.0” features artwork and performances by: Aieysha Haws, Anddre Mafra, Angel, Animativespace, Anthony Sawyers, Ehiko Odeh,,Jet Bailey, Kaya Joan, KaylaPl,  Laneigh Ramirez, LOWERCASE, Mamic, Pixel Heller, SARA, Sara Sue Vallée, Siobhan Bodrug, Sol Lae (Chasing Laika), SpokenbyT, Tolu Ahmed, Ubuntu Art House, Wandy Cheng, and Yinkore.

The Gift Shop” is a space for artists to develop their business skills, build community, and celebrate their craft.

CityNews Everywhere | STACKTˣ retail pop-up launches in Ottawa’s ByWard Market:

Poster designed by Matt Worthington | Pretty Cool Strangers

Poster designed by Matt Worthington | Pretty Cool Strangers

Store Hours of Operation:
June 14 - July 18, 2024
Tuesday - Sunday
10-6 PM 

“The Gift Shop” is presented by Curated By Imani Inc.

Thank you to our program partners: Stackt Market, STACKTx, TrakFve, NTHN, CARFAC National, The Framework, and VPOP 613.

Access Notes:
"The Gift Shop" is located in ByWard Market, STACKTx 55 ByWard Market, Ottawa ON, Unit #9-13. This exhibition is free with the option to donate towards supporting future exhibitions. The launch party runs from 6-11 PM on June 15th, 2024. Regular opening hours are from 10-6 PM EST from June 14th to July 18th 2024. The show will be accessible both physically and digitally through a virtual space walkthrough, online store, and accessible seating. The virtual walkthrough will be available on after July 17, 2024. Workshops held in the space are free and open to the public. Visit register.

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