Visual Arts

Hamilton Arts Council Party On The Bus!

Holiday Party On The Bus Fundraiser

Saturday, November 18, 2017


It's the Hamilton Arts Council's first annual holiday fundraising party!

Featuring Dinner and live music on the bus and guided tour to see the Winter Festival of Lights at Niagara Falls, ON.

All are welcome for this exciting evening of song, food and festivities! There will be a stop to see the falls lit in all its festival glory, and we will stop for dessert before returning to Hamilton.

Food will be prepared by Master Chef Jonny Blonde and served on the bus. Specialty coffee will be served as sponsored by Red Church Cafe & Gallery.

The Menu

1) Roasted Beet Salad: Made with cucumber, toasted pepitas, walnuts, dried cranberries in a cherry vinaigrette with shaved dark chocolate (served with strawberries when in season)

2) Jonny’s Butter Chicken: Served with rice, topped with roasted cauliflower, toasted almonds and chopped cilantro / **Vegetarian Option: Coconut curry vegetables (vegan, GF) served on rice.

All Served with Jonny’s fire-grilled flatbread. Beverages include specialty coffee and sparkling water.

*locally-farmed, antibiotic free, ehtically-rasied meats, chicken and local seasonal produce. All home-made foods, including breads sauces!

Please send your menu option by November 17, 2017! Email


This one-of-a-kind evening is sponsored by Attridge Transporation, The Seedworks Urban Offices and The Cotton Factory.

Music provided by:

Loralee McGuirl: Born in Hamilton, Loralee McGuirl is of Irish, Scottish and English roots. She grew up singing mostly Gospel music, with the introduction of the Beatles and James Brown from her sister Shari. Loralee holds a combined honours degree in music and art, and a vocal performance diploma. With a background in Opera, she has written over 100 hundred songs that cross over the bridge of blues, jazz and pop effortlessly.

Anthony Goodine: By age 14, Anthony opened his first recording studio, and since then has produced and recorded many radio and independent artist's including his own albums. He has travelled the world as a musician and has taught vocal, guitar, songwriting and composition in Toronto for more than fifteen years before moving to Hamilton. When not engaged in his production work, Anthony can be found teaching at Picks and Sticks Music.

WHEN: Departs at 5:00 pm, returning by 10:00 pm
TIX: $75.00
WHERE: The Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J4 (pick-up and drop off)

*Luxury coach bus with washroom facilities on-site*



Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 17:00 to 22:00
The Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catherine St. North

November Art Bus Studio Tours | Hamilton Arts Council

November Art Bus Studio Tours

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Art Bus Studio Tours

Presented by the Hamilton Arts Council in partnership with The Seedworks Urban Offices and The Cotton Factory, Sponsored by Attridge Transportation Inc. The Art Bus Studio Tour is a behind-the-scenes event providing participants with the opportunity to visit Hamilton’s emerging and established artists in their studios. Each month, the Art Bus Studio Tour takes participants to 4 different studios, allowing visitors to experience the artist at work, ask questions and engage in their artistic process.

Each tour features a ‘Special Guest Tour Guide’. We are excited to announce musician Treasa Levasseur will join us for the November Art Bus! Our stops will include Art Aggregate, Josh Tiessen Studio Gallery, and the studios in the Cotton Factory.

WHEN: November 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Arrive at Seedworks by 12:45 PM)
TIX: $20.00 (Children under 12 free!)
WHERE: The Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catherine Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1J4 (Meet Up & Drop Off Location)



Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
The Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catherine St. North

Small is Beautiful [Ben Navaee Gallery]

The Ben Navaee Gallery on Ottawa St. features a collection of miniature works.

The idea of “Small is Beautiful” is expressed in any media, from miniature to 2 sq-ft or 288 sq-in or 12 inches each direction for 3-dimensional works.

Small is Beautiful “Economics As If People Mattered” A book by E. F. Schumacher, published in 70s responding to emerging globalization. 

WHERE: Ben Navaee Gallery, 47 Ottawa St. North, Hamilton, ON
WHEN: November 23, Opening Reception 6pm - 8pm, November 23 to December 30, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, December 30, 2017 (All day)
Ben Navaee Gallery, 47 Ottawa St. North, Hamilton, ON

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

ARTASIA #2017 I Have A Right... J'ai Un Droit... [Culture for Kids]


Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.

I Have a Right…/J’ai Un Droit… CKA Artasia 2017 at the AGH

I Have A Right…/J’ai Un Droit… brings Hamilton’s Charter of Rights of Children and Youth to life through arts and cultural exchange. In collaboration with media artists Tyler Tekatch, Kyle Duffield, Joseph Browne, and Drew McEachern, CKA is shaping a large-scale interactive media arts mural to spark conversation around what it means to be Canadian and the rights we are afforded as Canadian citizens in this celebratory 150th year of confederation.

In partnership with the Pen Pal Project and indigenous educator Suzie Miller, the work features exchanges about Canadian children’s rights between participating children and 150 notable Canadians. Check out the full collection of children’s postcards and add your voice to the mix! Collected voice recordings can be added into the interactive installation.

Interactive media arts mural

Taking the form of a playful, surrealist collage, the interactive mural is composed of original drawings by the children who contributed to the charter. The mural invites participation, as viewers can trigger compelling interactive elements, including animations, soundscapes and music, that creatively interpret a child’s perception of the world. Abstract, immersive, playful and compelling, the mural will tour galleries and public spaces throughout the country in 2018 and beyond.


WHEN: November 24th, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of Hamilton Jean Ross & Fischer Gallery, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON
RSVP: 905-528-402 or Register Here

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8

Free Concert with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra [Gallery on the Bay]



THE GALLERY SERIES by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

In the first performance of our 2017/18 Gallery Series of free concerts, Gallery on the Bay hosts an HPO woodwind trio with Vivian Minden (flute), Nancy Nelson (oboe), and Melanie Eyers (basson) for a performance in their main gallery space. After the performance, stick around to meet the musicians and explore the current exhibit, new pastels by Catherine Gibbon.

The Gallery Series presents stimulating 60-minute concerts, giving you the opportunity to experience the beauty of chamber music in a unique and intimate setting. 

WHEN: November 22, 2017, at 7:30pm Doors at 6:30pm
WHERE:Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay St North, Hamilton, On L8R 2R1
Admission by donation. Please RSVP as each gallery has limited capacity. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis

Contact:Marlaise Dawson
Phone:905 540 8532


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (All day)
Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay St N, Hamilton

Summer Skies and Nocturnes by Catherine Gibbon and Studio Gallery Show [Gallery on the Bay]

Presents two exhibition openings. Reception for the artists is November 17, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm with live jazz by Nick Deutsch & Henry Strong. 


New Pastels by Catherine Gibbon
Curated by Marlaise Dawson

'Studio Gallery'

Gallery on the Bay presents a group show of Gallery Artists in the Studio Gallery featuring the work of the many artists who have featured at the Gallery in recent months.

Scott Abbott, Wesley W. Bates, Andrea Blanar, Robert Creighton, David Laing Dawson, Michael Dobson, Patricia Gagic, Catherine Gibbon, Helene Goulet, Fuad Hamdi, Barry Hodgson, Trevor Hodgson, Jody Joseph, Heather Keenan, Karen Kulyk, Jim Maunder, Iris McDermott, Patricia Moore, Duane Nickerson, Tibor Nyilasi, Chelo Sebastian, Brianne Service, Toby Snajdman, and Holly Sneath.

Runs from November 17, 2017 to December 17, 2017

Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay ST North, Hamilton, On L8R 2R1

Contact:Marlaise Dawson
Phone:905 540 8532


Friday, November 17, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 17, 2017 (All day)
Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay St N, Hamilton

Full Circle by Ravinder Ruprai [HCA]

Full Circle
Ravinder Ruprai 

 Saturday, November 18 - Thursday, December 21, 2017
Opening Reception - Friday, November 24, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

126 James St S, Hamilton, ON

Ravinder Ruprai has returned with a new series of mixed media works on paper and canvas after a lengthy absence from painting.
In Full Circle, the viewer is invited into binary worlds, layers of pattern and texture drawn from culture, nature, the body and the landscape.


Saturday, November 18, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, December 21, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON

2017 Art in Action [Burlington Studio Tour]

Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour

Sat. November 4th and November 5th, 2017
10 AM to 5 PM
FREE Admission

Our Fine Artists and Artisans have been exhibiting and demonstrating their talents to the public for the past 15 years on the first weekend of November. Come and meet this years group of 27 talented fine artists in nine studios on Saturday November 4th and 5th. Our self driving tour is a is a FREE event thanks to our many continued sponsors.

For a list of ARTISTS follow the LINK.

For a MAP of the Studio Tour follow the LINK.

Brochures can be found at Burlington Tourism on Locust St. and Teresa Seaton Studio & Gallery
just behind the RBG on Spring Gardens Road. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00
Various in Burlington