Going Out

Celebrate accessible art at Club SAW fundraiser for Being Studio

Have you seen the new Club Saw space?

Have you heard about the transformations at Being Studio?

These two Ottawa art institutions might not have a huge spider on their front door, but they certainly roll out the red carpet for people with disabilities. Club Saw — inside the Saw Gallery, which doubled in size after a $1-million renovation — now has accessible stages and all-gender washrooms. And Being Studio, a facility and arts program for people with developmental disabilities, has really been gaining momentum in recent years: following their 2018 rebrand (was formerly H’art Ottawa), the group used an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to build large desks, storage for large works, and install sinks in their Bronson Centre headquarters.

Jake Riseborough, ‘Crazy Buisnessman’, China markers and paint on fabric, cardboard and paper, 2019. Photo courtesy Being Studio

With a silent auction and art for sale, the event on Wednesday, Oct. 30 raises funds for continued improvements at Being, specifically for a new HVAC system to make sure the space is safe and healthy. And the Halloween FUNraiser is a great chance to see the new SAW space!

So if you’re still looking for a Halloween party, consider hitting up the dance floor at Club Saw — “say R.I.P. to unventilated air” and “bring it on” to accessible art in the city.

Wednesday, Oct. 30. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tickets $10+
Club Saw, 67 Nicholas St.