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.

If you wish to be added to our mailing list and receive an email notice or a copy of our brochure and map, please go to our Contact page on our website, http://www.westhamiltonartiststour.com/home.html


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

An Attraction to Abstraction

Female artists played a major role in the birth of abstract art 100 years ago, but their significance has been largely ignored. This lecture explores the contributions of the most important of these European women painters.



Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 from 7-8pm


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:48

Winter Garden: Mere Phantoms

By drawing on the colonial origins of winter gardens, Mere Phantoms connect contemporary migration, displacements and housing struggles with the historical lineage of systemic dispossession of plants, animals, and humans. In Winter Garden, Mere Phantoms uses the delicacy of paper to reflect on the crude politics of space built to house living things.

Where: 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9v

March 30- May 11, 2019

Opening time: March 30th, 2-4pm


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:25

Carnegie Gallery Lecture

For Your Consideration: Creating Polished Submissions


By Jane Theodore

In this talk, artist Jane Theodore will share her tips for creating polished submissions. Jane’s work has been shown internationally and she is represented by Muse Gallery in Toronto.




Tickets, Carnegie members $10, non-members $12


Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00
Carnegie Gallery

W. Ian Walker's Book Signing Event at Indigo Ancaster Location



Your attention please...come and meet W. Ian Walker, the fellow who has tackled ADHD and won!  Hamilton Members,,, here is your opportunity to come and invite your family and your neighbours to interact with Ian, ask him some questions and pick-up his now international book "Stirring My Soul to Sing, Overcoming ADHD Through Song"... at Indigo Ancaster Book store. 737 Golf Links Rd, Unit 1, Ancaster, ON L9K 1L5 on March 30th from 1:00-3:00 p.m

Come meet the author who has wrestled with ADHD in his own artistic way! As a 1st time author, the book is doing very well in 28 international book stores and websites. 

There will be some special "give-aways" at this event and some special guests have been invited.  Ian will be giving a reading from his book. 

You won't want to miss this great opportunity to meet Ian and his team! RSVP here to let us know if you or a family member will attend at info@emliancommunications.org


Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00
Indigo Ancaster Bookstore, 737 Golf links Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1L5

Libby and Soledad Against the world

Libby doesn't want to be stared at anymore. Soledad is desperate for anyone to see her. A Latina and a black girl walk into a bar, does the sea of whiteness calmly drown them into silence and invisibility, or do the waves crash violently, as if to say "you don't belong.” They hold each other to stay afloat.

This is a devised theatre performance created as part of the McMaster School of the Arts Theatre and Film Honours Performance Series.

March 14th, 15th, & 16th at 12:30PM & 8PM
L.R. Wilson Black Box Theatre at McMaster University


Created by: Adeline Okoyo and Micaela Molina Morales

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:30 to Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 20:00
L.R Wilson Blackbox Theatre

Art in the Workplace 29th Exhibit

Art in the Workplace presents their 29th exhibit! The Atrium at McMaster Innovation Park is transformed with pieces from over 150 local artists and feature artist Deb Mack. The opening reception will be on Thursday, March 28 from 7-9pm. Come on out and enjoy wine, cheese, chamber music by Hamilton's SpleitStrings, and a chance to meet the artists. The art will be on display until June 26, 2019 with free admission weekdays from 8am to 6pm at McMaster Innovation Park. www.artintheworkplace.ca 

The Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items during the opening in support of their food drive.





Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 19:00 to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 17:00
McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Rd. S.



On February 23rd Hamilton’s Bach Elgar Choir is presenting Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction film masterpiece Metropolis with live soundtrack performed by the 60 voice Bach Elgar Choir. The brainchild of Bach Elgar’s Artistic Director Alexander Cann, the live score performance promises to be a wonderful cinematic and choral experience.

“The film, a dazzling art-deco epic of the struggle between man and machine is considered one of the greatest films* ever.”  says Cann.  “The setting is Melrose United Church, a huge 1928 gothic architectural gem on Locke Street in Hamilton. Combined with the dramatic expressionistic choral soundtrack performed in the dark, Metropolis has probably never found a more evocative setting.”   

The Bach Elgar Choir will be joined by instrumentalists Connor Bennett (reeds), Evelyn Charlotte Joe (bass), Chris Palmer (guitar) and Krista Rhodes (organ, piano) in the performance of music by Ravel, Ives, Honegger, Oliveros, and Canadian composer Harry Freedman.  The music also features original choral compositions influenced by the work of Toronto choral conductor Christine Duncan, who workshopped components of the soundtrack with the choir.

Don’t miss this extraordinary creative experience in the heart of Hamilton.  

WHEN: SATURDAY, February 23rd, 2019    7:30 pm

WHERE: Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton Ontario

TICKETS: available from a choir member; online at www.bachelgar.com ; or at the door (if not sold out) $35; $30 for seniors; $15 for students; children under 12 are free.


*Metropolis is #35 on the British Film Institute list, and one of Time Magazine's top 100 films of all time.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 19:30 to 22:00
Melrose United Church, 89 Homewood Ave., Hamilton

Art Gallery of Hamilton, March 21st - MLHolton talks about Writing

Join Golden Horseshoe artist and author, M.L.Holton, for an invigorating talk about the act and art of 'writing', and a free screening of her critically acclaimed 2016 short film, The Frozen Goose at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, March 21st, 1-3pm. Part of the 'Speakers Series' hosted by the Womens' Art Association of Hamilton.

A well-known art activist in the region, Margaret Lindsay Holton has recently released her third novel, TRILLIUM, about three very distinct young men who, with their growing families, arrive and strive within the Niagara area over a period of 250 years. Available in e-book or paperback, this epic generational tale explores a number of on-going contemporary issues surrounding land ownership, the often hidden origins of male toxicity, the development of female empowerment and the real value of money within a carefully crafted 'historical fiction'. -- Expected the Unexpected! -- Hashtag: #landlustloot

Follow author events, and gain additional literary insights, via the TRILLIUM Facebook fanpage.

Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street, Hamilton

Thursday, March 21st, 1-3pm.

Price: $5 at the door. / Author available for book signing at end of talk.

Please Note: Limited Seating / First Come, First Served.



Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00
Art Gallery of Hamilton