AiDa Summer Drama Nature Art Camp

GREATNESS is within us all! AiDa helps kids and youth discover theirs! AiDa's award winning SUMMER CAMP is coming!

We invite local guest artists to contact us to book a spot to share your talents with our students! AiDa inspires kids and youth to DREAM BIG! We have hosted amazing Olympians, Laughter Yoga, literacy talents, musicians and more! AiDa is a community engaged partner who promotes our local talent which helps our students to set goals and put them into action!

Our Youth Initiative Mentor | Leaders in Training welcomes secondary students to apply to join the Team earning community service credits while making a difference and gaining skills while having FUN!

AiDa inspires IMAGINATION! Set in the heart of Westdale's Cootes Paradise Sanctuary, Royal Botancial Ravine Trails, The Aviary and Churchill Park.....kids are allowed to run, play and SOAR in creativity!

Limited Space! Find out more at: www.aidahamont.com

Monday, July 2, 2018 (All day) to Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day)
167 Cline Avenue North

AiDa March Break Drama Nature Art Camp

Discover the MAGIC within during our March Break Drama Nature Art Camp!

Located in the heart of Westdale at Churchill Park Clubhouse, kids ages 6-12 get to colloborate with indoor/outdoor activities inspiring IMAGINATION! Our Youth Initiative Mentor Leaders in Training for secondary students allows them to earn community service credit while making a difference, gaining skills and having fun!

AiDa invites local guest artists to mentor and inspire the students! If you are an artist and wish to share your talents please contact AiDa to book a guest spot!

AiDa promotes inclusion, respect, fair play, community engagement through the arts!

To find out more: www.aidahamont.com


Monday, March 12, 2018 (All day) to Friday, March 16, 2018 (All day)

AiDa presents Drama Tuesday for Hamilton Art Week

AiDa presents Drama Tuesday for Hamilton Arts Week!

IMAGINATION soars, kids sparkle and shine from within through Dramatic Arts fun!

For ages 6-12 and Youth Initiative Mentor | Leaders in Training for secondary students to earn community service credit while making a difference! Located in the heart of Westdale we inspire creative expression and self-discovery while focusing on colloboration, fair play, respect, acts of kindess, anti-bullying tools, literacy to lift the human spirit! 


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:00
167 Cline Avenue North

World Storytelling Day at the Artword Artbar in Hamilton, Ontario

March 20th is World Storytelling Day. To celebrate, storytellers Barb Vollick, Bob Tadman, John Wesselson, Sue Ramsay, and Michael Williams of the Burlington Storytellers' Guild will be performing at the Artword Artbar in Hamilton Ontario.

This year the theme is "Wise Fools" so be prepared for paradox, conundrum, and chaordic silliness and poignancy.

Artword Artbar, 15 Colborne Street, Hamilton, Ontario http://www.artword.net/artbar/


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Artword Artbar, 15 Colborne St, Hamilton Ontario

Valerie Tryon at Winterfest [HCA Concert Series]

HCA Concert Series Presents:

Valerie Tryon

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Recital Hall
126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
Tickets: Regular $25, Senior $20, Student $15 
www.hcarts.ca or call 905-528-4020 

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) is heating up its programming in February to celebrate 2018 Hamilton Winterfest, with a Valentine’s Day weekend concert featuring internationally-acclaimed pianist Valerie Tryon in its acoustically-perfect Recital Hall. Tryon brings an eclectic programme that includes Grieg, Scarlatti, Debussy, Liszt, Schubert, Haydn, and more.

Tryon has played in most of the major concert halls and appeared with many of the leading orchestras and conductors in Britain. Her career has taken her to North America where she has appeared in such cities as Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Washington, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She now lives in Canada where she is the Artist-in-Residence at McMaster University, but spends a part of each year in her native Britain. Valerie Tryon has been awarded several distinctions for her services to music. She was an early recipient of the Harriet Cohen Medal. More recently, the Liszt Memorial Plaque was bestowed on her by the Hungarian Minister of Culture in recognition of her lifelong promotion of Franz Liszt’s music.


Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Critique Night [Hamilton Artists Inc.]

Critique Night

Facilitated by Claire Bartleman

Join us on Wednesday, January 17th at Hamilton Artists Inc. for a critique night facilitated by artist Claire Bartleman. This is an opportunity to share your artwork, offer feedback, learn how to self-critique and meet other artists in your community in a relaxed and supportive environment. Critique night is not medium specific and open to artists of all levels. Please register in advance and send a high-resolution image of the work you would like to discuss to programming@theinc.ca. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Claire Bartleman was raised in Montreal, Quebec where she graduated with distinction from Concordia University with a BFA in Art History (2007) and followed with BFA in Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2015). Currently she is an MFA student at Western University where her practice focuses on textiles and soft sculpture.

Her work involves collecting unfinished textile-based crafts projects and recontextualizing them within the contemporary art world in order to engage with questions of failure, craft and Do-It-Yourself culture and the history of textile and feminist art. Positioning herself between the maker and the readymade, she looks to simultaneously acknowledge the skills of the craftswomen and that of the artist.

Presented in Partnership with the Hamilton Arts Council, Visual Arts Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 PM
​WHERE: Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9
DETAILS: Limit of 20 participants; RSVP required

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

Albright-Knox Art Gallery [HAC Art Bus Tour]

The Art Bus is heading to Buffalo to visit the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Join us for self-guided tours of their current exhibitions:

Window to Wall: Art from Architecture
Some of the greatest works of modern art aim to change our relationship to the world around us, allowing us to see it with new eyes. Window to Wall: Art from Architecture surveys the ways in which artists have turned their attention—and ours—to architecture, which shapes our daily lives but most often goes unnoticed. Featuring architectural sites both real and imagined, famous and familiar, their works reveal the formal, metaphorical, and social dimensions of our built environment.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period

Matisse and the Art of Jazz
Henri Matisse recognized the expressive potential of printmaking, and over the course of his career, he created a large body of graphic works that both informed and rearticulated themes he explored in other mediums. During the 1930s, the artist started making collages as studies for paintings and sculptures by arranging cut paper into decorative configurations. Bedridden during a prolonged convalescence following a serious operation in 1941, he began to consider further the possibilities that “painting with scissors” offered—an experiment that endured for the last decade of Matisse’s life.

WHEN: Feb. 24th, 2018, 12 PM Depart from Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St. Return at 5 PM
TIX: Tickets - $35.00 + HST (includes Admission to Gallery)
DETAILS: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. The bus departs on schedule.
Passport + proper I.D. required to cross the border!


Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
Various locations

Mambo Monday

Mambo Mondays is Hamilton's Bi-Weekly Salsa Event Happening on the 2nd & 4th Monday of Every Month! 

Join us in the heart of the arts district at L'etranger on James for a night of dance, to celebrate your Monday survival! 
Dancers & non-dancers alike are welcome to come, share in the joy that dance brings us all!

Starting with a 1 hour Beginner Lesson from 8:00-9:00pm by Alegria Dance Company, then dancing from 9:00pm on! 

$10 Cover includes lesson ($5 Social) 
60% Salsa 40% Bachata
No partner necessary!

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 20:00 to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 00:30

Salsa Lessons in Hamilton

Make 2018 the year you step (or dance!) out of your comfort zone... Your years as a wallflower are over! Come meet new people, learn a new skill & stay healthy this year :). New Classes Begin Wednesday January 17th

Beginner Salsa (Wed 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Pre-Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 8:30-9:30-6 wks)
Open Level Bachata (Thurs 6:30-7:30-4 wks)

No Partner or Experience Necessary! 
*Registration is required*
Early Bird Registration Ends January 10th  
Online at www.alegriadancecompany.com
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624 Upper James Street (beside the Urban Zoo)
905 537 6451

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:30 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 21:30
624 Upper James Street Hamilton ON L9C 2Z1