Plus Art Fair [The Cotton Factory]


Hamilton’s Creative Arts Centre in the heart of lower Hamilton
In the heart of lower Hamilton, this former industrial building from 1900 is a prime example of adaptive reuse.
It has been transformed from a cotton mill into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, galleries,
office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists.   Filmmakers, photographers and special events
are also drawn to the building by its unique aesthetic and its historic charm.

270 Sherman Avenue North, Suite 201,
Hamilton ON, L8L 6N4
Phone +1 905 547-8256

PLUS Art Fair

May 18th-21st from 10AM to 4PM


Plus Art Fair 2017 is the first art fair in Canada to showcase the work of current MFA candidates and recent MFA alumni. PLUS AF provides a platform for emerging artists, curators, and educators — who will lead the arts and culture scene in the years to come — to exhibit and sell their work. As an annual event featuring the mediums of visual art, PLUS AF will become the destination for emerging art in Canada.

Guests of the opening night will experience a special presentation by Evolved Entertainment as well as curated catering by Trashed & Wasted, a collective that encourages restaurants to create unique dishes from “rescued” food, featuring local Hamilton establishments: Nique Restaurant, Butcher and the Vegan, and Collective Arts Brewing. Akimbo is PLUS AF’s official media sponsor, and additional partnerships include the Hamilton Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Cotton Factory and the Gladstone Hotel.


Featured artists: Aaron Maclean, Alexis Hildreth, Amanda Clyne, Angela Snieder, Bruce Thompson, David Salazar, Eryn Oneill, Frances Thomas, Jessica Lincoln, Jonathan Groeneweg, Laura Dawe, Matt Tarini, St Marie φ Walker, Tait Wilman, Tess Martens, Lina Roessler, Katie Bruce, Lesley Loksi Chan, Sam Noseworthy

Join us for the PLUS talks series, focusing on the Canadian contemporary art scene:

  • Perspective from the inside - Fri May 19, 1-2PM featuring Alana Traficante, Carol Podedworny, and Caitlin Sutherland.
  • The Role of the Media - Sat May 20 at 1-2PM featuring Sam Mogelonsky and Sky Goodden.
  • How to fund a career in the arts - Sat May 20 at 3-4PM featuring Stephanie Vegh and Andrea Carvalho
  • For the love of art! – Sun May 21 at 1-2PM featuring Bill Clarke and Rafi Ghanaghounian
  • How to protect yourself as an artist - Sun May 21 at 3-4PM featuring Stephen Henderson and Daniel Rechtshaffen

May 18: 5-7PM (VIP Reception); 7-10PM (Opening Night Reception)
May 19: 11AM-8PM
May 20: 11AM-8PM
May 21: 11AM-6PM


Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 17:00 to 22:00
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:00 to 20:00
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00 to 20:00
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:00 to 18:00
270 Sherman Ave. North, Hamilton, ON