Art Crawl

WHAT West Hamilton Artists Tour

Dates: Mother's Day Weekend – May 11 & 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Location: Various Studios – see Tour Map on website

WHAT is the only self-guided, free walking tour of its kind in Hamilton. Nestled under the Niagara Escarpment in picturesque West Hamilton, this year’s tour features a remarkable collection of over 42 Juried, professional, local and regional artists working in a variety of media, including paint, pastels, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, mixed media and more.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 17:00
West Hamilton


Exhibition by Danielle Roberts (Nov. 9-30, 2018)

Danielle Roberts’ solo exhibition Latent Echo opens at HAVN. Latent Echo is a solo exhibition of new paintings of public spaces at night. “I am curious about painting public spaces that rely on nostalgia and self referential ideas to engage the public”.

Danielle Roberts is a painter from British Columbia newly arrived in Hamilton. This exhibition features work created during her summer/fall residency with The Hamilton Arts Council at The Cotton Factory. The production and exhibition of this series of paintings is funded by “The Dean Collection 20 St(Art) Up” grants from Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. Latent Echo is part of the ongoing "Dean Collection 20 St(Art) Up” grant competition.

Latent Echo explores constructed environments that direct certain behaviours and values onto participants. “I see the intention of the created spaces that I paint as acting with a kind of phantasmagoria. I find phantom influences hidden in commonality to be captivating and I seek to unpack such influences by reinterpreting real facades into painting”. Her work focuses on subject matter that relies on the economy of experience. Some of the landscapes depicted in this exhibition are arcades, churches, movie theatre interiors, and bowling alley interiors. “I find that these are spaces that are well lit against dark. Each have a captivating aspect to their choice of lighting that suggests a unique mood.”

WHEN: Friday Nov 9th at 7 - 10 PM; Viewing Hours: Thurs: 3 - 9 PM, Fri: 3 - 9 PM, Sat: 12 - 4:30 PM
WHERE: Hamilton Audio/Visual Node (HAVN), 26 Barton St East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2V5

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
Friday, November 9, 2018 (All day) to Friday, November 30, 2018 (All day)
Hamilton Audio/Visual Node (HAVN), 26 Barton St East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2V5

Summer School [The Assembly Gallery]

The Assembly Gallery presents Summer School a group show curated by Andy DeCola. The show will feature 15 artists at various stages of their art careers. Artists included in the show are Anna Valdez, Paul Butler, Brian Donnelly, Mia Sandhu, Eric Louie, Tyler Armstrong, Mark Puchala, Jenal Dolson, Toko Hosoya, Nicholas Zirk, Manny Trinh, Jason Lee Rhyno, Dave Hind, Rebekah Andrade and Andy DeCola. With a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums Summer School will prove to give the viewers an overwhelming and fantastic look into the worlds of 14 artists.

About the curator and artist:
DeCola graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto in 2002 and prior to that attended the Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario. He is represented by Mark Christopher Gallery in Toronto, an originating member of Assembly Gallery, and also has works available through The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Framesite Art and Project Outpost in Burlington, ON. He has exhibited across Canada as well as in New York City and most recently was included in a group show in April 2018 at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco. In 2012, his show “The Boys from Nowhere” at Neubacher Shor Contemporary was featured in NOW Magazine’s Top 10 Art Shows of the year in Toronto. And the following year received further accolades for his show “As The World Turns”.
He currently resides in Burlington, Ontario with his wife and two young boys.

WHERE: 4 Cannon St East, Hamilton ON
WHEN: June 29 – July 28, 2018, Opening Reception: Friday June 29, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Art Crawl: July 13, 7:00 – 10:00pm

Friday, June 29, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, July 28, 2018 (All day)
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
4 Cannon St East, Hamilton ON

Cloud Storage [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Cloud Storage

Opening: Sunday, February 11, 4 – 6 pm
Saturday, January 13 – Thursday, March 8, 2018

Harold Sikkema’s photography practice combines the camera click with code-craft. In Cloud Storage, he spins up a glut of wide-format skies, rolling up the heavens like a yoga mat. With his open source algorithm, you’re also invited to create panoramic spirals of your own.

Art & Music at HCA: Make a day of it!
Don’t miss Valerie Tryon in concert directly prior to the Cloud Storage opening.

For details and HCA Concert Series tickets, visit

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James Street South, Hamilton
905 - 528 - 4020

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, March 8, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

SWARM 2017-18 [Hamilton Artists Inc.]

SWARM: Annual Members Exhibition

November 25, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Pick-up party (artists and sales): January 13th, 2017, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce it’s annual members exhibition, SWARM! This exhibition showcases the original artwork of our members, representing the richness and diversity of artistic practices in Hamilton. We would like to thank our members and community, as well as all of you who have helped us over the years, for making Hamilton Artists Inc. your artist-run centre.

Want to kick off your holiday shopping with the gift of Art? With over 100 participating artists, this is an excellent opportunity to find a unique gift, while supporting local artists (who receive 100% of the proceed of their sales)!

Exhibiting Artists:

Donna Akrey, Michael Allgoewer, Stephen Altena, Callie Archer, Carol Ashurst, Gerten Basom, Liz Bates, Kathleen Beckett, Gillian Bochenek, Laura Brandreth, Carol Bristow, Judi Burgess, Andrew Butkevicius, Barry Coombs, Sabryna Correa, Dayle Crawford, Co-Lab-Fab-Jab, Vanessa Cress Lokos, Ian Danac, Agata Derda, Tzvia Devor, Timothy de Vries, Amanda Dreise, Kristina Durka, Chuck Eelhart, Chris Erskine, Robert Ezergailis, Suzan Fawcett, Fernando Desshani, Herbert Fodor, Jim Forbes, Lex Forbes, Marg Forbes, Leslie Furness, Reg Gilmore, Tannice Goddard, Cait Gouton, Sean Greenberg, Anthony Haley, Dina Hamed, John Haney, Jane Hill, Catherine Hodgson, Natalie Hunter, Amanda Immurs, Janice Jackson, Amanda Jameson, Vanessa Johnston, Svava Thordis Juliusson, Abedar Kamgari, Bethany Kenyon, Stephen James Kerr, Andrea Kita, Pat Kozowyk, Juliana LaChance, Katherine A. Laird, Jason Lee Rhyno, Lori Le Mare, Mary-Ellen Lemelin, Rosetta Long, Claudette Losier, Bogdan Luca, Panchal Mansaram, Michelle Manzoni, Maria H Sarkany, Adam Matak, Royston Mayberry, Andrea McIntyre, Andrew McPhail, Luis E Morillo, Chris Motherwell, Charity Mugi, Lisa Narduzzi, Melissa Neil, Taien Ng-Chan, Abby Nicholson, Aleda O’Connor, Andrew O’Connor, Maureen Paxton, Peter Pona, Titi Postma, Carol Priamo, Gord Pullar, Eileen Reilly, Susan Robinson, Paul Ropel-Morski, Kate Ross, Susan Ross, Simone Sciascetti, Kat Serediuk, Ljuba Simović, Chantelle Stringle, Anita Thomas, Christina Ugge, Jessica Vellenga, Tess Visser, Wendy Wilson, Nikola Wojewoda, Roger Wood, Josh Woods, Allan Wright, Janice Ykema, Adrian Zenisek

Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day)
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

December Art Crawl Screening [Factory Media Centre]

December Art Crawl Screening

Friday, December 08, 2017 from 6 – 10pm

Free Admission

Dir: Alanis Obomsawin
Screening at 6:00pm (2 hrs 40 mins)

In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accusing it of discrimination. They argued that the family and child support services made available to First Nations children on reserves and in Yukon were underfunded and inferior to those offered to other Canadian children. Indigenous children were also six to eight times more likely to be placed in foster care—more often than not in non-Native homes. This situation was reminiscent of the assimilation and trauma caused by residential schools, which was also widely discussed during the trial.

Including the many appeals, the legal process spanned nine long years before finally ending in victory for the plaintiffs in 2016. We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice gives a voice to those involved in this legal battle, notably Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the FNCFCSC, who endured government spying and retaliation as a result of her central role in the trial. Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin guides us through the intricacies of the legal system while never losing sight of the real issues at stake: the welfare of children and the survival of Indigenous cultures.

Dir: Tasha Hubbard
Screening at 8:40pm (1 hr 20 mins)

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.

Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances, with different family cultures, different values and no shared memories. Birth of a Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and joys of their first steps towards forming their family.

Meeting all together for the first time, they spend a week in Banff, Alberta, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives and the struggles they went through as foster kids and adoptees. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

Factory is located at 228 James Street North in downtown Hamilton. The main gallery space is wheelchair accessible. Our washrooms are gender-neutral but unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible.

Opening: Friday, December 08, 2017 

905-577-9191 |


Friday, December 8, 2017 (All day)
Factory Media Centre - 228 James Street North, Hamilton

I Am An Artist Awareness Campaign Launch


Artistry is a vision within the creative soul. It is a literary, visual, digital, and an audible spark that propels one to create and be creative. Artists share this creativity through many mediums and enhance the lives of others with this energy. “I am an Artist” is a representation of creators and their craft – a window into the many disciplines that produce “art” and “artists”. Through digital technology, we can begin to unravel the purpose, the energy, and the soul of each artist within various sectors of art and design. Although a single compilation, the singular beauty of each artist is displayed through their passion.

Join the Hamilton Arts Council as we invite all of the Hamilton community to attend a celebration to launch our new #IAMANARTIST media campaign!

The Hamilton Arts Council has installed 30 banners along the King William Street Art Walk in order to celebrate the diversity of Hamilton's Artistic Community and to showcase the many disciplines which fall under the moniker "Artist".  The project has been sponsored with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, Incite Foundation for the Arts, Orbital, Impressive Printing, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Arts Council staff will be on-hand to share news of the other projects we are workingnon.

The "I Am An Artist" awareness campaign includes a micro-site at which will also launch December 8, 2017. As well, Hamilton-area artists can use the hashtag #IAMANARTIST to promote their work and practice. We hope you will join us in this vibrant social media awareness campaign to showcase the creative diversity of our community.

Follow the link to see more on the I Am An Artist campaign.

WHEN: December 8th starting at 7PM

WHERE: Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North (main level of the Lister Block)

TIX: Admission is FREE; light refreshments will be served

INFO: Annette Paiement, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council, (905) 481-3218 or


Friday, December 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

December Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at .

December 2017

December 1: Mark McNeil: Tales from Hamilton
December 2: Bluegrass with New Cumberland
December 7 - 16: THEATRE: Charly Chiarelli’s new show Charly’s Piano



Mark McNeil with Tales from Hamilton
Friday December 1, 2017, 8 pm, tip jar. 
Celebrated singer-songwriter and longtime Spectator reporter Mark McNeil will give you the inside scoop about the city we love. After 35 years of chronicling Hamilton, Mark knows where the bodies are buried and how to write a great song about them. Come hear about Jacko the Killer Monkey, Evelyn Dick, Rocco Perri, Einstein’s Brain, and many other twisted tales from the “biggest small town on the planet.” Joining him will be harmonica virtuoso Les Smith and tuba wizard Jay Burr. Les, who is also an incredible songwriter and heads the Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group, will do an opening set.

Bluegrass with New Cumberland
Saturday December 2, 2017 at 8pm $15
The New Cumberland bluegrass band from London Ontario: Tom Burns vocals and guitar,  Blair Heddle vocals, mandolin and dobro, Paul Hurdle vocals and banjo, Tom Rutledgestring bass, and Darrin Schott fiddle. Featuring inventive solo work, driving rhythms and three part vocal harmonies, New Cumberland’s musical integrity and joy in playing together resonates in every performance.


Charly's Piano
December 7 to 16, 2017. Artword Theatre’s seasonal offering is Charly’s Piano, a new play by Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs, produced by Judith Sandiford. It runs Tues to Sat at 8 pm, Sun Dec 10 matinee at 3 pm (no show Monday). Tickets $20 (905-543-8512).

Charly’s Piano is the true story about how Charly went to work as a psychiatric assistant at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. The year was 1972, Toronto was full of music and hippies, and the Clarke was exploring new techniques in mental health. Charly, harmonica and all, fit right in. Pretty soon, he’s organizing a fundraiser to buy a piano for the patients to play. At first, no one signs up, but when the “Cat Lady” says she’ll sing Me and Bobby McGee, the idea takes off. Patients, doctors, nurses perform in a sell-out concert. But the story isn’t over. Charly and a patient known as “The Duchess” travel by public transit to a mansion on the outskirts of Toronto and buy the piano. And at Christmas, the piano is in the lounge, where Charly leads patients and staff (and audience) in Christmas songs and carols.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Fall Craft Mart [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Craft Mart 

Bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce the return of it’s annual Craft Mart*. Craft Mart* is an bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market that hosts talented and avant-garde makers. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, Craft Mart* has grown into a highly anticipated market showcasing some of the best makers from across disciplines. Craft Mart* features the very best in jewellery, paper/ prints, ceramics, toys, clothing, accessories, housewares and apothecaries from artisans from Hamilton and the surrounding regions. Located at Hamilton Artists Inc. at the corner of James and Cannon, Craft Mart* will be open to the public during an Art Crawl weekend.

Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 11:00pm 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00 - 5:00pm

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 23:00
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00 to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 17:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Arts Dundas Weekend 2017

Thursday November 2nd – Sunday November 5th

Arts Dundas Weekend (ADW) celebrates all forms of arts culture in the local community. Join us for a fun packed weekend of free events!

Thursday November 2nd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Ensemble performance at the Carnegie Gallery  

Dundas Little Theatre
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Friday November 3rd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Patsy Peacock-Evans
Ralph Caterini
ADW 2016 award winner Laura Brandreth

Carnegie Gallery exhibiton opening 7-9:30pm

Dundas Valley School of Art
Faculty Exhibition 6-8pm

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Saturday November 4th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Character Design Workshops
with Jonathan Royce

Children’s workshop 10:30-12:30pm
Teen workshop 1:30-3:30pm
Carnegie Gallery
Pre-registration required.
More information is available here.

Dundas Museum and Archives
Photography & Editing Artist Talk

Dundas Valley School of Art
Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Sunday November 5th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Art Walk Guided Tour*
12:45pm outside the Carnegie Gallery

Tower Poetry Society Readings
Carnegie Gallery lower level

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker open Rehearsal

St. James Anglican Church
Photography Exhibition opening reception

*Art Walk 2017

The Tower Poetry Society in conjunction with The Dundas BIA Shops and Carnegie Gallery present Art Walk 2017.

Take a stroll down both sides of King Street between Cross and Sydenham for a unique opportunity to read poetry and see the works of art by Carnegie Artists that inspired the poets.

The works will be displayed in windows throughout various stores and businesses in the BIA. You may view the works of art and poetry beginning Thursday October 26th.

All events are free, except for performances by the Dundas Little Theatre.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 5, 2017 (All day)
Various locations, Dundas