One Day Build Your Own Ring Workshop

In this one day workshop you will develop the skills to craft your own band ring. Silver is included and you have the option to texture or stamp your own designs. You will work directly with a goldsmith and there's no experience necessary! 

This course price is $95 per person. All ages are welcome- if under the age of 16 parental supervision is required.

The workshop is held in the Waterdown Goldsmith studio. There is plenty of free parking directly behind our building. 

Please call (905) 689-5222 or stop by the studio to sign up for the course. Our studio hold up to 6 students per class so space is limited.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00
Waterdown Goldsmith

MLH Open Studio

Please join me, award-winning Golden Horseshoe artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, during Hamilton Arts Week.

I will be opening my lakeside studio for TWO hours, on SUNDAY,June 3rd from 3 to 5pm.

Come see what I've got on the walls now, what's 'in progress', and get a sense of new themes and ideas emerging ...

p.s. Handy access to the Lake Ontario beach front! This is a Family Friendly event.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00
715 Beach Blvd, Hamilton - STUDIO 3 - SIDE DOOR

modern quilt class at the cotton factory!

learn to make a simple modern quilt block --- where: in HAC studio, the storehouse building, cotton factory --- when: June 9, 2018; 11-4 pm --- cost: $50 (cash or e-transfer) --- what: learn modern quilt block (cotton boll) and pattern to make lap sized quilt (approx. 50 x 50”) --- contact:  iamgingerquilts@gmail.com


Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
Cotton Factory, HAC Resident Studio in the Storehouse Building

Coalesce: Exhibition [The Spice Factory]

Coalesce [ko-el-less], is an exhibition based on the meaning of combining elements into one body or whole. The name is fitting as every contributor has different areas of research, interests, and themes but will come together into a cooperative exhibition. This show features diverse artists who have worked alongside one another throughout their education at McMaster.

The opening reception to the public will be at the Spice Factory (121 Hughson St N, Hamilton) on Friday, March 23

The artists involved in the development of this exhibition include: Emerald Bruce, Ruth Cioban, Jayda Conti, Sabryna Correa, Colline Do, Amanda Dreise, Deeshani Fernando, Safiyyah Figaro, Emily Gaudet, Bonnie-Leigh Gould, Emily Hamel, Andjelija Jancic, Emily Kester, Clara Laratta, Caroline Eun-ae Lee, Anthony Lok, Priscilla Loo, Mina Maqdassy, Robyn McCallum, Tiffany Mulholland, Abby Nicholson, Audrey Pearson, Neville Perrish, Sheetal Prasad, Josh Ravenhill, Jason Lee Rhyno, Sarah Sproule, Chantelle Stringle, Christina Ugge

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our young artists and working towards their first collective exhibition. Exhibition admission is free.

Live Entertainment – Math Club, The Bandicoots, Jennifer Budd

We acknowledge the support of the Spice Factory in housing the Coalesce Exhibition and their continuous support with the BFA program. The main floor of the space is fully accessible to those with disabilities (equipped with ramp and accessible washroms). The second floor is partially accessible. There is a small elevator that may not be able to accommodate large wheelchairs. This is a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and BIPOC community. 

Social Media:
RSVP - www.facebook.com/events/352725648560058/
Facebook - @coalescemac
The Spice Factory - www.spicefactory.ca

WHERE: The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North
WHEN: Opening Exhibition: Friday, March 23 | 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. / Continued: Saturday, March 24 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Email: Sally McKay – smckay@mcmaster.ca

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 19:00 to Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 00:00
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1G7

James Street South Public Art Review [City of Hamilton]

City of Hamilton seeking public comment
James Street South
Mural Public Art Project

The City of Hamilton is undertaking a public art process to commission a permanent public art mural to replace the existing mural on the west side of James St S near the GO Station.

A jury of volunteer citizens and artists has reviewed 31 artist/ artist-led team’s submissions and has short-listed 6 for public consultation. Before they meet to select the winning proposal they want to know your opinion.

Please review the project goal and themes, view the artist/artist-led team’s proposals, indicate your preferred proposal, and provide comments for the jury. Follow the LINK to the survey:


Public Consultation Results

The public consultation results (as of March 1, 2018) for the James Street South Mural Public Art Project Stage 2 proposals will be updated with new comments throughout the public consultation process, ending March 18, 2018. Follow the LINK to view the results.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)

Central Ontario Art Association "Point of View" Juried Members' Show [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed



On view February 8, 2018 to April 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce that The Central Ontario Art Association is holding their Annual Members' Show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, February 8 to April 21, 2018 in the Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery, and is free and open to the public during regular AGH business hours.  The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony to meet the artists will be held on Sunday, March 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Central Ontario Art Association membership spans regionally from areas around and including Barrie, London, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, GTA, and Hamilton, and celebrates being a volunteer art organization for over 50 years. This show has been juried by Margaret Roseman, CSPWC, SCA, TWS -  artist, art critic, independent curator, art educator.

We look forward to offering Hamilton another spectacular art event, third year in a row, building on the Hamilton's art momentum and local slogan of "Art is the New Steel". Executive Members, Debra Lengyell, Gail Ivanco, Jan Banks, Lakshman Ragde, Louise Scott-Bushell, Linda Trowell, and Regional Rep Eva Ivanov are committed to making this year's Members' Show spectacular, and enjoyable to the public for an three months.

The formation of the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA) has been a three-tier development since 1953, where three organized art groups, then five in the counties of Dufferin, Peel, Wellington, Waterloo and Halton regions came together, and were called Five Counties Art Association. With further support by the Ontario Department Education, and the Ontario Arts Council, the Association grew and flourished, changing its name in 1964 to Central Ontario Art Association, with current membership of 178.

After 50 years, and still an independent, non-profit organization, we continue to nurture fellowship in the visual arts spanning the globe. We embrace the new technologies in art, and the traditional beauty of visual arts to help our membership flourish and grow with annual learning events, and workshops.


The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email info@artgalleryofhamilton.com


Thursday, February 8, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St West, Hamilton, ON

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