The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) is celebrating three decades of creativity and you’re invited!

Since 1992, EBA has been dedicated to cultivating creativity throughout Ottawa.

Located in the historic Standard Bread Building, the Latin phrase “Audaces Fortuna Juvat” or “Fortune Favors the Bold” is written on its plaque, and like the building’s former tenant EBA believes that art is another important way to sustain and stimulates society. With this year’s “Open Studio,” EBA hopes to do just that.

The 2022 “Open Studio” is nothing short of bold with its display of the passions and inspirations of 22 artists to share with Ottawa. According to Sayward Johnson, “this year is a celebration for us both in terms of longevity and, of course, in terms of getting back to a new normal after the past few years of the pandemic.”

Live performances are among the events, such as “How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Beuys: The Silent Version” by Jenny McMaster, which will showcase Joseph Beuys’ legendary dead hare trade. In addition, “Hair Cut Piece” by Rachel Kalpana James with Svetlana Swinimer will discuss capitalism, philanthropy and invite the public to sacrifice a lock of their hair for someone else’s beauty. The event will also feature public art from Jennifer Anne Kelly and Christos Pantieras to discuss an overview of their projects, challenges, and successes. Other artists include Clara Kim, Tavi Weisz, and Gayle Kells. The artists are excited to engage with their visitors, share their work and answer questions.

Come check out some of Ottawa’s most creative artists at the Vernissage, complete with a cash bar, snacks, and music by DJ Michael Caffery on Thursday, October 20 – from 6 pm to 9 pm at 951 Gladstone Avenue, just west of Preston Street, Ottawa.

The event will continue to Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, from 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, October 29, from 30 – 11 am to 5 pm.

For more details, please visit EBA’s website at