Carmel Fine Art and Music Masquerade Friday Evening Soiree - Niagara Falls

The Soiree will kick off the festival in fine style.

Quirky hair styles and dress are very much encouraged! Masks! Costumes! Outlandish makeup! The sky is the limit.

As MC and DJ, Kim Clarke Champniss will lead us on a journey of sights of sounds.

Angie Strauss with inspire us with a half hour message that will delight the artist in all of us.

We will be on the edge of our seats as Mel Monaco delivers to us her trademark musical tour de force.

Meet and greet many of our featured artists. See and buy their work.

This will be the kind of evening that will be talked about for a long time, simply not to be missed!

Ticket purchase of $15 includes a chance to win an Angie Strauss giclée print valued at $300 plus a one hour one on one with Angie, complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.

You can purchase tickets online:

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 19:00 to 23:00
Firemen's Park, 2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival - Niagara Falls

Friday Evening Soiree 7pm to 11pm - $15.00

Saturday 9am to 6pm - $5 admission, kids under 12 are free

Sunday 9am to 4pm - $5 admission, kids under 12 are free

Our artistic mission is to showcase not only the best talent but to exhibit a truly unique set of skills in a variety of mediums, seldom seen works and the latest in innovative techniques.

Art Installations:
Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival is proud to support the work of artists working in large-scale sculpture, conceptual art and installations.

Tickets can be purchased online at    or at the door.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 19:00 to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 16:00
Firemen's Park, 2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Freewheelin’ Concerts 2017-18 [Freewheelin' Concerts]


Presented at the Carnegie Gallery

Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
8:00 p.m. | Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street West, Dundas
Tickets in advance $22, at the door $25

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award-winning Americana/Country singer-songwriter from Port Dover. With Scottish and Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.”

With six album releases, four videos on CMT Canada, various film/television placements, and numerous nominations and awards – including Americana album of the year first ballot nomination for 2016 Grammy Awards – have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fanbase that continues to stretch beyond demographics.

Lynn Miles with Keith Glass

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
8:00 p.m. | Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street West, Dundas
Tickets in advance $24, at the door $25

Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters with ten albums to her credit including the stark Unravel, winning Miles a 2003 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional solo album of the year and Love Sweet Love earning her multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (best English songwriter, best contemporary singer).

Her album Slightly Haunted, was a Billboard magazine Top 10 pick for the year, while Unravel was praised by All Music Guide as “sounding as if it’s been produced by Daniel Lanois in an Appalichian.

Steve Poltz

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
8:00 p.m. | Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street West, Dundas
Tickets in advance $24, at the door $25

Steve Poltz (born February 19, 1960) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for his collaborations with singer Jewel, especially the 1996 single, “You Were Meant for Me” which reached number 2 in the US.

As a solo artist, he often performs acoustic-only “good old-fashioned sing-along” shows. His songs have been noted for their simple melodies and satirical lyrics. In 2000, Poltz was awarded the title of “San Diego’s Most Influential Artist of the Decade” at the 2000 San Diego Music Awards. In 2012, Poltz guest-starred in the web series Up the Creek as a Canadian country singer named Peeve Stoltz. He improvised the songs in the episode during filming.

Poltz has collaborated as a songwriter with A. J. Croce on Croce’s 2004 album Adrian James Croce. According to his website biography, Poltz considers “Everything About You” to be the favorite among his own songs. It appears on the soundtrack album to the movie Notting Hill. Poltz is known to name his various guitars. They include Smokey Joe, which he saved from being destroyed, Clackety-Clack, Flowerpot, and Trailer-Trash.

Irish Mythen

Saturday, April 7th, 2018
8:00 p.m. | Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street West, Dundas
Tickets in advance $23, at the door $25

True power inspires awe, and Irish Mythen packs a lot of it – lyrical, musical, and personal – into a relatively small frame.

Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour – an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who’s been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. Her presence and charisma simply command attention, and regardless of where she takes the stage, she delivers a sonic and emotional experience that transcends language and location; that reaches the very core of what connects us. It’s an experience that, in recent years, has earned her spots performing alongside Rod Stewart, Gordon Lightfoot, and Lucinda Williams and billings on major festival stages the world over.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 20:00
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 20:00
Carnegie Gallery - 10 King Street West, Dundas

15th Annual Arts of August [Living Rock Ministries]


Living Rock  Ministries  is hosting the 15th annual Arts of August . This  art showcase  is open to youth 13-25 with the themes of Peace, Equality and Culture and the showcase is on Thurs. August 24, 2017, from 6-9pm at the Gas Works.

15th Annual Arts of August: Youth Art Showcase – Thursday, August 24, 2016 – 6-9pm- The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton. Submissions, Sponsorship & Advertising still available.

Living Rock Ministries
Celebrating 30 Years of Serving At-Risk Youth!
30 Wilson Street, Hamilton, ON   L8R 1C5
Tel: 905-528-7625 (ROCK) ext 236
Email:      Website:

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton

Mountain Core: New Painting by MLHolton - Showing at MIP Summer Exhibit

Join local artists for the Opening of the McMaster Innovation Park Summer Exhibit of 'Art in the Workplace' on August 3rd, in the Atrium, 7-9pm. Live music, great food, wonderful art, and fascinating people!

More details can be found on my fine art blog at -- -- Scroll down to the MIP Event particulars, includes a map, parking and contact info.

See you there!

p.s. : If you cant make the Opening, swing in anytime during the summer, it's a free art event and runs until November 1st. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton

Waterdown ArtsFEST [Historic Waterdown Arts and Events]

Waterdown ArtsFEST

Aug 19 & 20, 2017

ArtsFEST 2017 is a celebration of the arts in all its forms, in historic Waterdown, Ontario. Nestled between Burlington and Hamilton on top of the Niagara Escarpment, Waterdown is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario, and in its historic downtown core are some of the oldest buildings in the province, with great restaurants, cafes, and shops – the perfect place to hold an upscale family friendly festival featuring jazz, classical, folk & world music, fine art exhibits, dozens of artisan vendors, and all kinds of arts activities. There is something for everyone who appreciates arts & culture. ArtsFEST Waterdown – The Festival…refined!



Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 20, 2017 (All day)
Downtown Waterdown on Griffin, Franklin, and Main Street

Cor Una Ensemble [Hammer Baroque]

Cor Una Ensemble


Cor Unum Ensemble
Thursday, July 27, 7:30pm

Recent graduates of the University of Toronto's Historical Performance Programme present the final performance of Hammer Baroque's 2016-17 season with "Wanderlust", a gorgeous programme of vocal and instrumental music from the German Baroque, including Bach's Cantata #170.

Hammer Baroque concerts resume for the 2017-18 season with what has become a Labour Day Weekend tradition:  the Eybler String Quartet returns to the Rock on Locke on Saturday, September 4th, with music by Vanhal and Beethoven!


Suggested donation:  $15​​
The Rock on Locke, 320 Charlton Ave. West, Hamilton

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 19:30
320 Charlton Ave. West, Hamilton

Staircase August Events [Staircase Theatre]



 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening!

August 2017


For 3 years running The Staircase is pleased to be the largest Bring Your Own Venue-venue of The Hamilton Fringe Festival. We have 9 stellar theatrical productions on site this year making The Staircase a kick butt satellite hub and helping the Hamilton Fringe extend it’s footprint into new communities in the greater Hamilton area. Get ready to grab your 2017 program, order your tickets and make a day of it here at The Staircase!  See as many shows as you can under one roof, relax before, after, in between in our cafe and grab a beverage or snack….then head back in to be amazed by our productions, comedy, drama, dance, clown….and if that isn’t enough we will have events daily following the theatrical productions!

Feat. shows include: 

The ADHD Project

 Tales from the Hamilton 7

 Two Sisters

 The Elephant Girls

 Open the Lace Curtains


All KIDding Aside

 Over 50 and Other Nightmares

 Swipe Right for Love


Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

August Events at the Pearl 2017 [Pearl Company]

An arts and performance facility in the heart of the Landsdale neighbourhood
of downtown Hamilton. The first floor houses the Pearl Gallery. The second floor
is a newly configured performance space for live music and theatre.

16 Steven St. 905-524-0606

Here's what's going on at The Pearl

August 2017

We continue to offer you the reasonably-priced, high-quality entertainment that you expect in The Pearl’s intimate, ambiance-laden, and acoustically unrivalled setting . (“Vibiest room anywhere.” Ruth Moody)  Anyone needing special attention or specific answers, or if you’d rather order from a person (!) please continue to pick up the phone or email:  There are always tickets at the door for shows that are not sold-out.  The door remains cash-only.

Mondays (weekly): Choir Nation Hamilton
August 3-5 & 10-12: Frankenstein
August 16-19 & 23-26: Slaughterhouse Five
August 32: Jilliam McKenna w/ Andrean Farrugia & Ayman Boujlida



David McLaughlin - Works From a Lifetime
David’s remaining furniture and glasswork (forty years of arts and crafts) continue to be on display.  It is no longer the complete show. Everything that has sold is, of course, gone. All of David’s work is utterly his own and a joy to experience.  His works in glass are forceful, eye-catching, and unique. The one-of-a-kind furniture pieces are startling with his quirky creativity. For more information contact David at:

The Pearl Company
905 524-0606
16 Steven St. @ King William, Hamilton

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, August 31, 2017 (All day)
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, ON