House of PainT Festival
Elevating and Celebrating
Hip Hop Arts & Culture
Three days of poets, rappers, MCs, DJs, graf writers, mural artists, street dancers and more! This year's festival puts extra emphasis on elevating the many talented artists and creatives that make up the House of PainT community. We're stepping up with feature showcases and masterclasses, open ciphers and new collaborations, challenging conversations and all-out celebrations. Don't sleep- see you under the bridge.
Spoken word poets compete for a cash prize
Solo and crew dance competitions
Artists, artisans, and makers vend and promote locally made goods
60+ artists painting live on Ottawa’s only legal graffiti walls
Featured dance troupes from all over Canada
Live concert featuring headlining artist + supporting acts
Rap battles, breakdancin’, live painting, and good vibes
Panels, talks, workshops, and masterclasses
Sunday morning beats and eats with a live DJ
The House of PainT legal graffiti wall can be found under the Bronson overpass (Dunbar bridge) in Brewer Park, near Carleton University, Ottawa.