Art Crawl in the summer is, hands down, one of the best times of the year. It seems as though the entire city flocks to James North filled with anticipation of what can be in store. From art, to music, to food, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Here are five things to keep on the radar while visiting Art Crawl this Friday.
- Raise the Roof
Dr. Disc presents a series of concerts on the roof of their building each Art Crawl during the summer months. With a goal to feature local, independent artists while increasing awareness surrounding Hamilton’s independent music scene, Raise the Roof provides a unique and well-curated concert going experience, for free!
Friday’s showcase, presented by Hamilton Music Collective, Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton, features music from Katie Bulley, Math Club, Sun Kings and Good Apollo Kid.
7 to 10:30PM. 20 Wilson St.
- Raising the Barn
This Friday, a permanent public art work designed by the Aluminum Quilting Society and coordinated by David Hind, will be installed on the sidewalk outside of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. The corner of MacNab Street and York Boulevard will be home to a detailed and iconic depiction of Hamilton’s farming and market communities. The seven-foot structure will also provide a space for pedestrians to meet and opportunities for outdoor vending areas.
5 to 6PM. MacNab St. and York Boulevard.
3) Artists In The Courtyard
Looking at art is arguably more fun to do in a swanky courtyard. The Hamilton Store is featuring local artist and educator Nancy Benoy in the Courtyard for Friday’s Art Crawl. Benoy’s exhibition will feature a mix of watercolour and acrylic originals, in addition to prints and cards that will all be for sale. Enter through the Hamilton Store entrance at 165 James St North.
6PM to 10:30PM. 165 James St North.
4) Christ’s Church Cathedral
Christ’s Church Cathedral, a historic landmark, doubles as an outdoor market space during Art Crawl from May to September. The outdoor market gathers artisans to display and sell their work while church volunteers provide free, public tours of the historic space. July’s Art Crawl will also feature Syrian cuisine from Karam Kitchen and a free concert by the James North Chamber Ensemble.
7 to 10PM. 252 James St North.
5) Mulberry Street Coffee House
Featuring a colourful exhibit in the DeFacto Gallery by Adriel Sebastiaan for July’s Art Crawl, Mulberry Coffee House is the right spot to finish your night off with cold drinks and warm company. Sebastiaan’s work, consisting of vibrant depictions of nature and animals, will also be featured in the gallery throughout the month of July.
-Emily The Generator intern