DRDISC-Raise the Roof Series
DR. DISC announces the “Raise the Roof” Concert Series 2015, presented by Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton

Friday, August 14, 2015 (Special store hours: 10:00 am until 10:00 pm)

10:00 – 10:45pm > Emay

9:00 – 9:30pm > Gillian Nicola

8:00 – 8:30pm > TV FREAKS

7:00 – 7:30pm > The White Crowleys

6:00 – 6:30pm > The Altobeelays

An exploration of environment, community and home.

COMPILATION-Drew Taylor and Mary Cathryn McCarthy
(22Wilson St)
Art show, collage, paintings and mixed media.
MULBERRY CAFE-Scott Martin-Burnt Toast
Burnt Toast Creative is the design alias for Canadian artist, Scott Martin. Scott has been published in Juxtapoz Magazine and worked with companies like Fast Company, Red Bull and Dropbox. Scott’s exhuberent and technical style has earned him international recognition as an artist and freelance commercial illustrator. Scott Martin lives and works in Hamilton, and is proud to be a part of its burgeoning art community.

Retro rave music playing and group art show by Julie Fazooli, Sanjay B Patel
Abstract Visions by Dan Rivero, Brian Nix and Petra Matar

THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD-Spooky Astronaut Club-Group Show
Present 1000 hand drawn architect pen and ink stickers. From $1-5 each, you can go home with an entire pocketful of art for less than a pint of draft. Come meet the founders of the club while they sit in on the show. Envelopes will be provided for all purchases. This 3 days only show is a unique opportunity to purchase original art work for less than a cup of terrible coffee. On september 14th the board members will be hanging a 2nd show “SECONDCRAWL” of prints, plaque mounts and paintings by the active roster.

THE FACTORY–IO Lab-Steve Hudak, Andrew O’Connor and Tanya Goncalves
IO Lab is an audio visualization pilot project encouraging media artists of all levels to test and share their experimental interactive works. Audio Visualization is simply the visual representation (output) of an audio signal (input), the only IO Lab limitation is that all works must be designed to respond in real time either physically or in code. This physical computing environment explores the blurry space where analog meets digital and in the interaction expresses something unexpected. Media artists are encouraged to participate with their code live, their works interacting with each other, the space, and the audience.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Jeff Coopman (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
Yup it’s our birthday and we’re ringing in 5 years at a great night featuring work by local skater & artist JEFF COOPMAN. More details to follow, just plan to come out for fun!
On Art Crawl Nights you can stop in via b contemporary gallery direct from James St North, or the usual entrance off the Robert Street alley located between Granny’s Place and the now ex-Classic Cafe Patio.

HAVN-Loud Places and Soft Hearts-Hannah Clark and Antonio Giacchetti (25 Barton St)
A multi-media exhibition showcasing the works of emerging artists from Hamilton, Ontario; Hannah Clark and Antonio Giacchetti.
An exploration of youth and self-awareness that breaks down our cultural perceptions of personhood and gender in order to present a new way of looking at identity and existence.

YOU ME GALLERY -Broke, Busted & Badly Bent-Doug Carter
Assemblages, sculptures.

HAMILTON STORE-Tom Bochsler (165 James st N)
Back by popular demand, Tom Bochsler, Photographer, will be in The Hamilton Store courtyard chatting about his 50 + year career as a commercial photographer. His book – The Art of Industry – will be available for sale and signing.
Joining Tom is artist Grace Falco Chambers who will have copies of her book – The Greatest Grandpa – which she co-produced with Jennica Lauren Falco – available.

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-So Long and Thanks for all the debt-Claire Anderson (27 John n and King William)
Join us as we introduce Claire Anderson’s glass sculptures. A study in the chaos and serenity, Anderson’s work is a reflection on the duality of human nature.
A graduate of the Sheridan College of Art and Design, Anderson has recently returned to the area. She is currently an artist in residence at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre while she works on building her own studio in the Niagara area. We are excited to see what she will be producing in her new home.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Black Mirror-Marigold Santos
BLACK MIRROR, combines new and recent work by Montreal based interdisciplinary artist, Marigold Santos. Using the black mirror as a metaphor, an 18th century tool used by landscape painters to abstract and simplify their subject matter through its reflection, Santos plays with the concept of fragmentation and reflection as it applies to self-hood. Through re-telling and re-configuring the folklore, landscapes and narratives of her past, Santos reflects on her identity, the concept of home and the hybridities between as one navigates the diaspora. When contemplating the past, we are no longer remembering, we are constructing something new, simultaneously affecting our view of the past and present. BLACK MIRROR employs this reflection and reconfiguration in the creation of personal mythos. Through both invented and re-imagined narratives, Santos invites the viewer into a space that is fantastical and foreboding, mystical and otherworldly.



CENTRE3–The Magic Show
Art, and more importantly the artist’s ability to conjure imagery and provoke imagination is not unlike that of a magician. Magic can mystify the audience and blur the line between possibility and implausibility. Artists were encouraged to consider art & magic as one and interpret the theme in a variety of ways.
Featuring Works By:
Breanne Bandur, Karen Bergsteinsson , Robert Creighton, Eric Euler, Carlos Gómez, Ingrid Mayrhofer, Matt McInnes, Helena Rakic, Jim Riley, Maureen Steuart, Judy TaylorFLAGSHIP

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK– 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Temporarily above burnt tongue!


HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

SALTLICK-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon


O’S CLOTHES -150 James St N

CHAISES MUSICALS-Furniture, books, music, dvds (cannon and james)
152 James St North

WHITE ELEPHANT-Clothes and Jewlery 133 James N

THE CLAY STUDIO- 175 James St N.

MELAINE GILLIS STUDIO -126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

SYLVIA NICKERSON ILLUSTRATION-126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

60 thoughts on “Events-ART CRAWL THIS FRIDAY !!

  1. admin Post author

    they actually do have the occasional art show and besides the site is about james st and not strictly galleries. yes its subjective, sorry about that

  2. J Wilbur

    OK then, I’m wondering about all the other places on James in the Art Crawl District that ARE NOT included, three off the top of my head: The Tribal Gallery, The Woodpecker Handicraft Gallery and Linda’s Fashion Studio. Is this site totally personal, rather than either subjective or objective??

  3. admin Post author

    I have added woodpecker’s site to the listings, I was unable to find the other stores sites.

  4. J Wilbur

    Great, thanks for the quick response.

    Sorry to say I misspelled Olinda’s Fashion Studio in my last posting, oops. You’re right, she doesn’t have a site yet.

    Here’s a short URL link to a page I built for The Tribal Gallery:

    I also added a link to your site from my Art Crawl Page:

    I’m putting together a complex links page for everyone on the Street with a web site:

    I’m also building pages for people on the street without any web presence. For example the page I’m putting up for Gwen Duncan at the Tribal Gallery:

    I’m hoping to get to others like Olinda in the near future.

  5. JSandiford

    Please start including Artword’s new project in the James North arts district
    Name: Artword Artbar and Artword Gallery
    Address: 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton ON L8R 2G2
    cell: 905-912-9083
    What: a neighbourhood bar, hang-out and live music venue, as well as a gallery on the lower level
    Who: Ronald Weihs and Judith Sandiford of Artword Theatre
    When: preview Friday Aug 14, 2009 during the Arts Crawl; official opening TBA soon

  6. Friendship Giftshop

    Apologies in advance if I am posting this in the wrong area.

    Please help spread the word:
    Closing sale at Friendship Giftshop @ 118-124 James St. North. Clearing out all items, up to 90% off.
    Features: Japanese animation, oriental crafts and goods, flowers.
    Think, Christmas gifts! Perfect time to buy and save money. Come soon before everything is gone. Closing by end of December.

  7. Justin

    I ended up going Friday, but didn’t go to half of the galleries that were open. I was contemplating to go to Sonic Uynion, but it looked closed up. GAH. Ah well, hopefully next month it’ll be just as good or better, and not as cold. This thing we call, Artcrawl is what I call love.

    Do any of the galleries, or places open for the artcrawl allow photography at all? We have to promote this stuff!

    Can’t wait until it gets warmer out, it’s going to rock… Same with the next Supercrawl. Oh man.

  8. admin Post author

    Well I would first suggest coming to the next one, see how it is, meet some gallery owners,etc. You know from downtown Hamilton its a 45min bus ride in non-rush hour times.

  9. Cornelia Peckart

    A new listing for this upcoming crawl.

    Not Without an Audience
    Join us on May 14, 2010 for the opening of an exhibition of paintings and block prints by Cornelia Peckart at Hamilton’s premier rock and roll bar: This Ain’t Hollywood.

    Not Without an Audience is an exhibition created for a live music venue. The spotlight is focused on the audience as they interact before, during and after a show.

    An audience is vital for the success and survival of bars, bands and the musical style of rock and roll. Without an audience there is no show.

    Cornelia Peckart has created an imaginary audience that fills the wall space with people having a good time.

    Block prints, applied to wood, glass, paper and steel sheeting show audiences dancing and enjoying themselves. The images have a gestural quality with bold lines, which give the work a comic book feel.

    Originally from Hamilton, Cornelia resettled in Hamilton in 2008 after twenty five years away. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, with majors in Installation Art and Printmaking. She has lived, worked and exhibited in Toronto, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Rotterdam and Berlin.

    Recent exhibitions and performances by Cornelia Peckart include; A series of ten gouache paintings titled ‘One in Ten’ as part of the September 2010 Good Medicine Show at *Hotshot Gallery on Toronto; A performance of ‘Treat System: Part One’ October 2010 at Nuit Blanche in Toronto; A performance of ‘Treat System: Part Two, A line is a line…’ at the November 2010 James St North Art Crawl in Hamilton.

    The exhibition runs from May 7 – June 2, 2010.

    For more information on Cornelia visit her blog at

  10. John Wilbur

    Why is the publisher of this blog unknown and never revealed?

    Why is there no way to contact this blog via email? Despite repeated statements here that all anyone has to do is ask. ASKING AGAIN!

    Why can’t I get anything about my new James North Gallery listed on this blog?

    Why can’t I get my gallery’s web site listed on this blog?

    I know this is not a public service but you purport to report on the Arts Crawl but it seems you only report on what you like about the Arts Crawl.

    John Wilbur

  11. miranda

    hey — your date is wrong. it’s Friday August 10th, not the 11th. Hope to make it out tonight with my 2 young artists (ages 8 & 10). peace.

  12. Craig

    Hansen & Lubbers is great design store that opened on James North between Cannon and Wilson back in March. Owners are huge supporters of different artists in the area. They allow an artist for one month use their walls to showcase their works. Great range of newbies and well establish artists. Galleries and studios are great to show art but to see it in a softer setting with great colours behind and around the art, gives buyers and art lovers a different spin on it.

  13. Samantha

    for this upcoming December art crawl:
    Storytelling Through Photographs: a gallery event in solidarity with refugee health
    Hamiltonians for Migrant and Refugee Health presents Storytelling Through Photographs, an Art Crawl event that will tell stories of refugees seeking healthcare in Canada, explore the barriers to health for newcomers, and examine the activist movement that has been born out of the struggle for equitable healthcare.

    Date: Friday, December 14 from 7-11pm (drop-in)
    Venue: Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James N, Hamilton, ON Facebook event:
    Our website:
    Contact info:

    BACKGROUND: On June 30th, the federal government implemented a series of cuts to refugee healthcare that have left many newcomers without access to basic care. An unprecedented mobilization of the healthcare sector and community members subsequently took place in opposition to the cuts. Non-cooperation events, rallies, and sit-ins have been organized in Hamilton and across the country that have inspired many to speak out against the cuts. At refugee clinics in major cities, healthcare workers have been donating their time and energy to provide free care to new migrants, but with ongoing cuts, and the number of uninsured people in Canada growing, these clinics can no longer keep up with overhead costs. On December 15th, Jason Kenney and the Harper government will have the power to create a Designated Country of Origin list, or so-called “safe-country” list. This list will be used to discriminate against refugees based on their country of origin and fast-track deportations for individuals from so-called “safe” countries. Additionally, refugees from “safe-countries” will now only receive healthcare coverage if their condition is deemed a threat to public health or public safety. This is a call for ON-GOING mobilization of community members, allies and healthcare providers in rejecting the cuts.

    Hamiltonians for Migrant and Refugee Health is a group of Hamiltonians who believe that health care is for EVERYONE in our communities. Representatives from Refuge, Hamilton’s free refugee clinic, will also be at the event.

    Event: PWYC. Proceeds to support Refuge clinic. The display will include photographs, newspaper clippings, and stories to illustrate the struggle for refugee health in Canada. We will also be participating in the Cards for Kenney campaign which urges visitors to send seasonal cards to Jason Kenney with their “wish list” for reversing cuts to refugee health (Check out the video at ). This is a family-friendly event.

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  16. Janine Short

    Digital Canaries would like to participate in Art Crawl! We will be shooting season 1 of our new post apocalyptic web series Darkest Times all weekend from Feb. 8th-10th. We’d like to open our set to the public on Fri. Feb. 8th during Art Crawl where people can come and take a tour of our live set during production and meet the cast and crew while blocking, rehearsing and shooting scenes for Darkest Times web series.

    Digital Canaries, Studio A – The Library Set
    25 King William St. (next to Homegrown and above the Thai Memory)

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  18. Nick

    I am trying to get in touch with one or more of the Art Crawl organizers. Can you please pass my email along and/or provide me with contact info. Thank you.

  19. admin Post author

    no one organizes art crawl, depends on what your trying to do? we might be able to connect you with someone

  20. Venalb

    Hey there!

    I was thinking of doing some magic on the street. Do I need to sign up for a space or anything? Thank you.

  21. carolyn jonaitis

    I can’t find a contact person anywhere on this site.
    Whom should I contact for information re selling my artwork at a monthly crawl?
    Could someone please e-mail me a name, along with an e-mail AND a phone number?



  22. Nicole

    Hey! I participate in Artist Alley every Saturday and the kind folks there suggested the James Street N Art Crawl. Would someone be so kind as to e-mail me information regarding being a vendor – if there’s still any slots open this year? Thank you in advance!

    – Nicole

  23. Shelly

    I’m enquiring about life drawing classes, does anyone know if they are being offered anywhere.
    The post for This Ain’t Hollywood should be taken down, the phone number is not in service, and the post is from 2010.
    Anyone with information about life drawing could please contact me,
    thank you


  24. sk

    There is normally a free space on James st N where artist can just show up and sell there art. Now that the weather is cold, is there a free indoor spot to sell art

  25. Jessica

    Hello everyone,
    I see that there are a couple other comments on here but I am writing on behalf of a client who would love to display his art at the Art Crawls. How does he go about doing this? Can you just find a free space on the street and set up? What time would would he need to set up? How do I go about finding an inside space if he is interested in doing so? Do people have to commit to every art crawl or are the indoor spaces reserved for a different person/exhibit every month?
    Thank you for the information you can provide!

  26. admin Post author

    yes he can go on the street or even talk to some galleries about applying for a show. ask individual galleries or cafes for indoor spaces btw

  27. ElCamino Studio

    Drop by the new kids on the block ElCamino Studio 22 Wilson St. Second floor during ArtCrawl.
    We are a life drawing studio and gallery.
    Looking for artists of all levels, who want to draw paint and exhibit.

  28. James Gummerson

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I could get involved with the james street crawl. I am a local Artist and have always wanted to be involved with it.
    Thanks James

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  30. admin Post author

    find a place on the street with no store and bring you stuff out! or talk to a gallery

  31. Dj Sophia Shy

    Hello everybody this is an exciting event locally. Please come out and check out your two hottest EDM DJ’s!!!
    Dj Alex Gunby 9:00pn and Dj Sophia Shy at 8:00pm. Stay amazing. Thanks art crawl for the support!

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  33. Steve Sauve

    Latest update on this page, Friday August 14th 2015? You guys are aware that the Internet is an actual thing right? That people visit its pages for information? That it’s not actually that hard or that expensive to keep things up to date?

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