With the abundance of talent in our community, you might be surprised to discover some of that creativity happening right next door.
By Laurie Skantzos
Published April 20, 2015
The West Hamilton Artists Tour (WHAT) is the only self-guided, free walking tour of its kind in Hamilton.
Nestled under the Niagara Escarpment in picturesque West Hamilton, this year's tour featured a remarkable collection of over 25 juried, professional, local and regional artists working in a variety of media, including paint, pastels, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, mixed media and more.
Many of the locations are in the artists' homes and studios, tucked away in beautiful, scenic locations throughout the Locke Street South / Kirkendall neighbourhood where local artists and guests present their new work.
The tour provides an exciting opportunity for art-lovers to go behind the scenes to meet and connect with the artists themselves. With the abundance of talent in our community, you might be surprised to discover some of that creativity happening right next door.
The tour receives strong support from the public, attracting over 200 visitors at each location, each day and receives financial and in-kind support from local businesses - The Friends of WHAT.
WHAT is run by an organization of artists who work together to plan a first class event to celebrate the artistic talent in Hamilton.
The tour aims to inspire visitors to experience first hand the quality of locally produced art, our vibrant community, and the beauty of West Hamilton's natural environment.
From administration to graphic design and marketing, the artists involved successfully collaborate and share their strengths to make it happen. The West Hamilton Artists Tour is a fun event for the artists and visitors alike and a great way to spend Mother's Day weekend! Event dates, the tour map, a list of participating artists and all other details are available at: www.westhamiltonartiststour.com.
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