About Supercrawl

A driven team of Hamilton artists and community builders founded Supercrawl in 2009 out of a desire to expand on the promise of James Street North’s monthly Art Crawl. Showcasing great music alongside an entire street of cultural experiences — a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun (local, regional national and international) — the festival has captured the imagination of culture lovers far beyond the city. 

Audiences have enthusiastically embraced Supercrawl’s creative ambitions. Over the festival’s first nine years, the event has gone from a one-day celebration on a single city block to a weekend-long experience spanning more than a dozen blocks, with attendance growing steadily from 3,000 to 220,000 in that time. Supercrawl 2017 resulted in an economic impact of $16.5 million (calculated using the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport's Tourism Regional Economic Impact Model). More importantly, festival audiences left with renewed conviction of the power of the arts and convinced of the city’s cultural vitality.

In 2017, Supercrawl expanded the festival’s physical footprint (covering 17 city blocks) as well as its programming and production ambitions, and will build upon that foundation yet again in 2018.

Supercrawl Named Ontario Tourism Event of the Year 2015

2017 Canadian Tourism Awards – Finalist, Event of the Year

2017 FEO Top 100 – Top 100 Festivals/Events in Ontario

2017 FEO Achievement Award – Best Community Partner Outreach Program

2016 FEO Top 100 – Top 100 Festivals/Events in Ontario

2016 Community in Motion Awards – Transit-Friendly Organization of the Year

2016 Hamilton Music Awards – Musical Event of the Year Award by People's Choice

2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence - Tourism Event of the Year

2015 FEO Top 100 – Top 100 Festivals/Events in Ontario

2015 Hamilton Music Awards – Musical Event of the Year Award by People's Choice

2014 Community in Motion Awards – Pedestrian-Friendly Organization of the Year

2013 Hamilton Music Awards – Festival of the Year Award

2012 RBC Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award – Tim Potocic, Festival Director

2011 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Runner-up, Best Large-Sized Festival of the Year

2011 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Volunteer of the Year – Dane Pedersen

2011 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Arts Ambassador of the Year – Tim Potocic, Festival Director

2010 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Best Mid-Sized Festival of the Year Award

2010 Hamilton Music Awards – Festival of the Year Award

2009 Tourism Hamilton Awards – Best Small-Sized Festival of the Year

Staff and Contacts

Tim Potocic

Mark Milne

Vendor Co-ordinator
Lisa LaRocca

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Penny Dobson

Media Liaison
David Young

Mike Jerome


Harry Gils
Colette Schotsman

Visual Art & Performance Committee
Kristine Germann, Nick LaRocca, Tim Potocic, Alana Traficante

Theatre Committee
Luke Brown, Marillo Nuñez, Ryan Sero

Music Committee
Jeremy Greenspan, Mark Milne, Tim Potocic, Mike 'Parkside' Renaud

Fashion Committee
Cara Cameron, Aaron Duarte, Mallory Gosselin, Paul Heaton, Lisa LaRocca

Family Programming
Tricia LeClair (Committee Lead)

Board of Directors 
Jason Farr, Jeremy Freiburger, Kristine Germann, Keanin Loomis, Mark Milne (ex-officio), Zac Sharp, Alana Traficante 

Advisory Committee
Kristine Germann (Public Art Director, City of Toronto), Ron Weston (Partner, Feltmate Delibato Heagle LLP)

Henderson Fleischer Roller Professional Corporation

Chartered Accountant
151 Lakeshore Rd. W.
Oakville, ON L6K 1E5

Supercrawl Productions
97 James St. N., 
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K6

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