Whether we look back at artists from the NFB since our first Artist Village, the SkewVille duo, the colletive CanLove, HotTea or Wayne White, Osheaga Arts takes pride in presenting each artist or group of artists to support the international influence initiatives of the festival. Alongside renowned artists, every year, Osheaga Art’s lineup includes emerging artists; simply think about Phil L’animal, la Paria, WZRDGNG, artists of EnMasse-PourLesMasses, SkinJackin, What is Adam, students from l’UQAM or Katie Green to name just a few.
This year’s emphasis has been focused on Canadian and Local talent, interactive installations, and how they will influence the festival experience, on site, during related events or through social media.Osheaga will encourage, once again, visual arts guests to step out of their comfort zones to create projects that open the door to collaboration between different artists, enabling unique and exclusive creations through the proximity orchestrated by Osheaga.
For the past 7 years the Music On Paper exhibit has served as almost a primer to the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. Located in a professional gallery space in the city two weeks prior to the festival, it has been a feast o Music On Paper’s focus
is to celebrate the unique art of the screen printed music poster by exhibiting and showcasing some of the best visual artists in this field. With posters officially licensed by the bands themselves, creativity and expression has been key in the modern
day poster movement which grows in popularity with each passing year.
Osheaga Arts and Music On Paper has welcomed top talents like Todd Slater, DKNG, Dan Stiles, Jason Munn, Methane Studios, Nate Duval, Landland, Burlesque of North America, Patent Pending, Aesthetic Apparatus and many others in the last five years. Music On Paper has also been a staple of the Osheaga Arts village for the past three years, with a large tent welcoming many festival attendees and giving them the opportunity to view and also purchase prints of their choice and has been a very popular destination for music fans at the festival.