It’s that magical time of the month again – time for Art Crawl. Grab some friends and head downtown this Friday to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, food, art, and live music.
Here are our Art Crawl highlights for July:
7pm – Dr.Disc – Free
Dr. Disc celebrates 21 years of business with a series of rooftop shows – the first one is during Art Crawl (a second show is happening this Saturday).
Check out our full post and interview with owner Mark for all of the details.
It’s A Food Thing Caribbean restaurant has only been around for a short time, but the buzz for their delicious food is spreading across town. Try the Jerk Chicken Salad (my personal recommendation). The resaurant is featuring $5.99 dinner specials for Art Crawl.
This Friday they are hosting the launch party of the third issue of the art zine Paged. Local artist Dan Rivero will be set up in front of the restaurant creating live art, and Kojo B. Chintoh will be spinning tunes for the entire night.
De Facto at Mulberry is officially launching their artist showcase for the month of July - Clarence A. Porter, with the show ‘Steel View’.
On top of the art there will be two live performances by Hang Drummer: Tristan Raghunan at 7pm and 9pm. More info can be found here.
A recent addition to the downtown arts scene – HAVN (Hamilton Audio Visual Node) are having their second Art Crawl installment show QUANTA_L.
Located just east of James North (26 Barton E), this event will feature interactive environment, delineation, and object art.
Their show during June’s art crawl was fantastic and unlike anything else available on James.
Check it out.
Factory media centre (228 James N) will feature Realtime Activities – a multifascited multimedia experience. If you’ve been to a great live music event in the last few years, then chances are that you’ve experienced Realtime Activities. The projections are amazing and are something that should be seen by everyone. Along side Realtime Activities will be a display from talented local photographer Chris Benfey.
The Good Shepherd is putting together an event featuring the work of their youth. Notre Dame House, 14 Cannon St W, will be presenting at the Art Crawl this Friday in the parking lot. They’ll be be having a bbq, youth-led interactive dance, youth-led interactive painting, youth-supported interactive temporary shelter – as experienced by youth who have experienced life on Hamilton streets and more.
As always there will be plenty of music and food to go along with the art. Jack and Lois have finished their new 80 person back patio and will feature Realtime Activities and DJ LP. Tourism Hamilton will stay open until 11pm and will have Beanery artisan chocolates there for the evening.