The House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts and Culture (HoP) has as a mandate to celebrate and elevate urban arts and culture in Ottawa.
HoP fulfills its vision through:
Our core program is the House of PainT Festival, an annual event that celebrates and elevates hip hop art and culture. It is one of the largest and longest running Hip Hop festival in Canada, and runs in late August. Over 5,000 attendees witness an array of artistic talents, from street dance performances and battles, to MC showcases, DJ competitions, Slam poetry, graffiti art, photography and more.
The House of PainT main event takes place underneath the Dunbar bridge (at Brewer Park) in Ottawa, Canada. The location features a massive overpass that provides a large sheltered area over one of Canada’s premier legal graffiti walls. With fields, parks and a river surrounding it, it is a unique blend of nature and concrete in the middle of the capital city.