The art galleries along and adjacent to Supercrawl’s festival corridor offer a vibrant and varied cross-section of Hamilton’s creative life.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King St. W., Hamilton

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in southwestern Ontario with a permanent collection that is recognized as one of the finest in Canada. Embracing Canadian historical, international and contemporary art, the collection consists of more than 10,000 works. You can see superb pieces by Alex Colville, Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, James Tissot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustave Doré, Norval Morriseau, Keith Haring, Ed Burtynsky, Kim Adams or Tyler Tekatch, to name a few. Whether you’re looking for a specific artist or spending time in one of our galleries, you’re sure to find works that inspire, intrigue, challenge and engage you. The AGH is renowned for presenting outstanding exhibitions and complementary programming for visitors of all ages.

ArtForms Youth Art Gallery

126 James St. N., Hamilton ON  905 978 3676

Art Forms is a youth arts organization designed to provide art-making opportunities to youth who are “on the fringe.” It was founded out of a belief in the transformative power of the arts, especially for marginalized groups. Located in the heart of Hamilton’s James Street North art district, which also houses a handful of youth services, the Art Forms space is perfectly poised to attract and engage a wide demographic variety.

The Assembly

68 King St. E., Hamilton

The Assembly is an artist-run gallery organized by a co-operative of professional artists that present their work on a regular basis. The Assembly is uniquely positioned to present contemporary art in Hamilton in a timely and immediate pace while contributing to larger dialogues in contemporary art today. Originally sited near James and Cannon, The Assembly moved to a space within Redchurch Cafe in early 2019. O

Centre3 

173 James St. N., Hamilton

Centre3 is an artist-run centre that is dedicated to promoting print and media arts in contemporary artistic discourse for practicing artists and the community at large. As a production, exhibition, education centre and animator of community arts, Centre3 supports both traditional and experimental print media and media art practices. The centre encourages research and innovation and provides forums for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues. Centre3 supports artists in the development of their professional endeavours and acts as a resource centre for the visual and media arts community.

The DeFacto Gallery

193 James St N,, Hamiton, ON

Secreted inside Mulberry Coffeehouse, DeFacto supports Hamilton artists with a place to exhibit, and sell their works.  Art exhibits change monthly.

The Factory Media Centre

228 James St. N., Hamilton

The mission of the Factory Media Centre is to develop and support a vibrant, sustainable, creative, and diverse community of Members and non-Members within Hamilton and its surrounding region, who are involved or interested in the Art, the Craft and the Technologies of, but not limited to the motion picture media including all forms of time-based media. The Factory Media Centre is an artist-driven resource centre dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms.

Gallery 4 Annex

55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Public Library’s Central branch has proudly made gallery space available to downtown customers since 1980. Gallery4 is located on the first floor of the Central Library. It has hosted a variety of artists using every medium, from all ranges of paint techniques, photography and 3D installations. Gallery4 Annex is located on Circuit 4.0 (4th floor Central Library) and provides space for community organizations and individuals to share their works.

Gallery on the Bay

231 Bay St. N. at Barton St., Hamilton

Founded in 1995, Gallery on the Bay features local, regional and contemporary Canadian Art in a relaxing and congenial atmosphere; select pieces from the gallery’s historical collection are also on display. Gallery on the Bay is also home to literary events, musical evenings showcasing local and visiting artists, and intimate theatre.  The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 12 to 5 pm; Sunday from 12-4 pm; and by appointment.

Hamilton Artists Inc.

155 James St N., Hamilton

Hamilton Artists Inc. (popularly known as “The Inc.”) is committed to the presentation of contemporary art and related cultural practices. The Inc. facilitates a national dialogue surrounding issues in contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, performances, education and outreach projects. The Inc. actively engages in community arts programming and educational initiatives that represent the cultural life in Hamilton and beyond.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

51 Stuart St, Hamilton

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre aims to preserve, honour and promote the culture and history of all working people, and learn from the past while challenging the future – for future generations. The contributions of working people (not only in Canadian history but worldwide) are showcased in art, exhibits, and performances. Their labour and advocacy has made this country a fair and vibrant place to live and work, and WAHC acknowledges these struggles.  .

Julia Veenstra Studios

167 James St. N., Hamilton

Julia Veenstra is a Canadian artist whose lively impressionistic canvases are found in collections around the world. Her work reflects the joy she sees in her surroundings, and so her medium of choice is acrylic as she enjoys the immediacy and the bright colours. Most days you can find Julia in her studio in the heart of the James Street North art district.

You Me Gallery

330 James St. N., Hamilton

Awakening the community to the eye and mind-widening force of art, you me gallery opened in May 2003. The storefront gallery is anchored in the vision of curator-proprietor and visual artist Bryce Kanbara, a founding member and first administrator of Hamilton Artists Inc. (1975-1981) who has held curatorial positions at the Burlington Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant.

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