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

Shop the Cotton Factory


Saturday, March 17th

Visit the Cotton Factory and the studios of 35 + artists, makers and fine art galleries! Visit locally owned businesses and add quality products and services to your life. 

Shop the Cotton Factory occurs on the third Saturday of each month from 11am-4pm and invites Hamilton and beyond to view and purchase the work of the artists, designers, photographers and makers that fill the buildings at 270 Sherman Avenue North.



Saturday, March 17, 2018 (All day)

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