Looking back last month to September, Supercrawl was a resounding success.  It has been estimated that up to 220,000 people made their way downtown to James Street to attend that blisteringly hot festival extravaganza.  There was something for everyone.  Artisans, makers, fashion shows, music, art and food.  I loved it!

With the cooler temperatures upon us now,  October’s Artcrawl was certainly less populated, but the die-hard pop up vendors were out and I saw quite a few familiar friendly faces up and down #JSN (James Street North).

Highlights include the Impossible Expectations exhibit at Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North featuring works by artists Jacob Irish and Julie Hall, Tara Lynn MacDougall.  Artist Angie Quick (featured below).

Running until October 27th.

Photo credit:  Joseph DiDiodato Photography

The You Me Gallery 330 James Street North celebrates Islamic History Month.  Experience and appreciate the beauty and splendour of Islamic art and calligraphy.  The show Arabesque:  The art we have at home runs until November 4th.

Paul Lisson and Fiona Kinsella are showing at b contemporary gallery this month.  Pop by and chat up curator Dave Brace next time you wander down James North.

Art Battle returns to The Spice Factory 121 Hughson Street October 25th for another exciting season.  Monthly live art competitions are a treat to beheld.

The 5th Hamilton Independent Media Awards aka ‘The Maggies’ will be held at the Hamilton Public Library Thursday November 15th, at 6pm with the after party 8pm-10pm at Shaolin Underground.  All are welcome.  For more information visit

A popular gallery has closed it doors and sariKNOTsari will be making it’s home in the Art@231 former space.  Best wishes to John Cinequemani and much gratitude for his contribution to our art scene.

I will sign off by remembering local musician, friend and avid reader of this column. RIP Leslie Szamosvari.  I will miss you…

Whenever two people meet there are really six people present.
There is each man as he sees himself,
Each man as the other sees him-
And each man as he really is. ~William James 1842-1910

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