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Hamilton Arts Week returns in its 10th year from June 5-14th, 2024!

Hamilton Arts Week is an annual multidisciplinary festival, held city-wide to strengthen artistic and cultural appreciation. Arts Week is presented by Hamilton Arts Council on behalf of The City of Hamilton with additional funding from Canada Council for the Arts and The Department of Canadian Heritage.

Click the dates to navigate the Signature Event line-up:

All week!

Meet Cute by Bawaadan Collective

Bawaadan Productions Inc., 41 King William St Unit 204, Hamilton

Bawaadan Collective hope for BIPOC artists to share stories about their experiences in Hamilton, the local artistic community, career highlights, challenges, and hopes for change.

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Dial-A-Poem by Monday Press

Monday Press is an Independent Publisher and Arts Collective in Hamilton.

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June 5

The City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Anyone is welcome to attend the event to celebrate award nominees and recipients and enjoy dynamic artistic programming.

6:00PM at Westinghouse HQ: 286 Sanford Ave N, Hamilton

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June 6

Hamilton Plein Air Festival by the Hamilton Ontario Plein Air Artists

From June 6-9

Check in at Welcome Inn Community Centre: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton

A celebration of art, nature & city life featuring artists creating art outdoors in Hamilton with a Show and Sale for lovers of Hamilton themed art.

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The Connective Visual Soundscape by Apostoleas

8:00PM-11:00PM at The Casbah: 306 King St W, Hamilton

A captured encounter merging the analog with the digital through music and art.

Also, an installation on June 10-14

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June 6

June 7

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Hamilton Plein Air Festival by the Hamilton Plein Air Artists

From June 6-9

Check in at Welcome Inn Community Centre: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton

A celebration of art, nature & city life featuring artists creating art outdoors in Hamilton with a Show and Sale for lovers of Hamilton themed art.

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How to Break into Kidlit - and get your Children's Book Published!

4:30PM at Hamilton Public Library, Westdale Branch: 955 King St W, Hamilton

Award-winning local author Joyce Grant explains how children's books go from manuscript to bookstore shelf.

~ Additional sessions on June 11, 12 & 13

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June 7

June 8

Hamilton Plein Air Festival by the Hamilton Plein Air Artists

From June 6-9

Check in at Welcome Inn Community Centre: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton

A celebration of art, nature & city life featuring artists creating art outdoors in Hamilton with a Show and Sale for lovers of Hamilton themed art.

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An Immersive Workshop Exploring Noise and Sound by Heryka Miranda and Caitlin Craven

An immersive and participatory workshop exploring noise and sounds in a north end Hamilton neighbourhood.

2:00PM - 4:00PM at North Central Community Park: 467 Wentworth St N., Hamilton

If inclement weather, it will be held indoors at the Eva Rothwell Centre: 460 Wentworth St N., Hamilton

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Voices (That's What She Said) by Tania LaCaria

6:30PM - 9:00PM at LIVELab: 1280 Main St W, Hamilton

An audio/visual exploration of the impact women have made through the power of their voices.

~ Also on June 9

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June 8

June 9

Hamilton Plein Air Festival by the Hamilton Plein Air Artists

From June 6-9

Check in at Welcome Inn Community Centre: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton

A celebration of art, nature & city life featuring artists creating art outdoors in Hamilton with a Show and Sale for lovers of Hamilton themed art.

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Voices (That's What She Said) by Tania LaCaria

12:00PM - 3:00PM at LIVELab: 1280 Main St W, Hamilton

An audio/visual exploration of the impact women have made through the power of their voices.

~ Also on June 8

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Explore accessible and collaborative approaches for generating ideas, writing poetry, and creating movement phrases.

12:30PM - 3:00PM at 541 Eatery & Exchange: 541 Barton St. E, Hamilton

Community Movement Lab by Skye Rogers and Vik Mudge

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MINE! True Stories & Legends of the Porcupine Gold Rush by Will Gillespie

1:00PM-5:00PM at Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum: 64 Sulphur Springs Rd, Ancaster

Live, outdoor, immersive theatrical experience, gallery exhibit and full-band album release concert.

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Our Home Your Home by BluHeron Collective

2:00PM - 5:00PM at 126 James Street North, Hamilton

A live sound/video performance exploring our collective sense of Home. Followed by an open discussion on housing insecurity.

Bring a blanket to lay on, and to donate to Mission Services after the event.

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Walking Through the Fire - Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String

7:00PM-9:00PM at The Westdale Theatre: 1014 King St W, Hamilton

Award-winning First Nations, Métis, Inuit artists from across Turtle Island joined by Billboard charting/6x CFMA winners Sultans of String!

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June 9

June 10

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The Connective Visual Soundscape Installation by Apostoleas

10:30AM-5:00PM from June 10-14 at 905Print: 305 Ottawa St N, Hamilton

A captured encounter merging the analog with the digital through music and art.

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June 11

How to Break into Kidlit - and get your Children's Book Published!

Award-winning local author Joyce Grant explains how children's books go from manuscript to bookstore shelf.

4:30PM at Hamilton Public Library, Stoney Creek Branch: 777 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek

~ Additional sessions on June 7, 12, & 13

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The Connective Visual Soundscape Installation by Apostoleas

10:30AM-5:00PM from June 10-14 at 905Print: 305 Ottawa St N, Hamilton

A captured encounter merging the analog with the digital through music and art.

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June 12

Expressions in Glass by Siobhan Lynch Glass & Group of 2 Glass

9:00AM-5:00PM at Hamilton Farmer's Market: 35 York Blvd, Hamilton

Exhibition, demonstration and creation of a collaborative community glass artwork.

From June 12-14

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How to Break into Kidlit - and get your Children's Book Published!

4:30PM at Hamilton Public Library, Valley Park Branch: 970 Paramount Dr, Stoney Creek

Award-winning local author Joyce Grant explains how children's books go from manuscript to bookstore shelf.

~ Additional sessions on June 7, 11, & 13

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The Connective Visual Soundscape Installation by Apostoleas

10:30AM-5:00PM from June 10-14 at 905Print: 305 Ottawa St N, Hamilton

A captured encounter merging the analog with the digital through music and art.

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June 13

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Expressions in Glass by Siobhan Lynch Glass & Group of 2 Glass

9:00AM-5:00PM at Hamilton Farmer's Market: 35 York Blvd, Hamilton

Exhibition, demonstration and creation of a collaborative community glass artwork.

From June 12-14

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The Connective Visual Soundscape Installation by Apostoleas

10:30AM-5:00PM from June 10-14 at 905Print: 305 Ottawa St N, Hamilton

A captured encounter merging the analog with the digital through music and art.

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How to Break into Kidlit - and get your Children's Book Published!

4:30PM at Hamilton Public Library, Locke Branch: 285 Locke St S, Hamilton

Award-winning local author Joyce Grant explains how children's books go from manuscript to bookstore shelf.

~ Additional sessions on June 7, 11 & 12

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June 13

June 14

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Expressions in Glass by Siobhan Lynch Glass & Group of 2 Glass

9:00AM-5:00PM at Hamilton Farmer's Market: 35 York Blvd, Hamilton

Exhibition, demonstration and creation of a collaborative community glass artwork.

From June 12-14

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The Connective Visual Soundscape Installation by Apostoleas

10:30AM-5:00PM from at 905Print: 305 Ottawa St N, Hamilton

A captured encounter merging the analog with the digital through music and art.

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In addition to the Signature Events, residents and visitors can discover a range of other community-led arts events on offer throughout the week, showcasing performances and activities to engage and inspire.

Meet the Adjudication Panel

Angela DeMontigny

Learn more

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Sheila Murray

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Shane Pennells

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