A colourful new addition has emerged along Burlington Street. Commissioned by Collective Arts Brewery, with support from HPA, artists Bruno Smoky, Shalak Attack, Peru143 and Chris Dyer along with Hamilton muralist Jordan Warmington have created a bright mural adjacent to the brewers’ outdoor beergarden.
“Our vision for Collective Arts is to not only be a destination for beer, but also a place to come to experience world-class art and music. This is a step in creating that experience and also a way to show our long-term commitment to Hamilton,” explains Matt Johnston, CEO of Collective Arts Brewing.
The wall is part of an industrial complex owned by the Hamilton Port Authority. “The brewery is an important transitional space on the waterfront between the industrial east and the redeveloping west harbour. We love what Collective Arts has done to integrate the brewery with the neighbourhood, with their taproom, event space and outdoor beergarden. The mural will be a vibrant landmark and a defining feature of Hamilton’s working waterfront.” Ian Hamilton, President & CEO, Hamilton Port Authority.
Supporting the Cootes to Escarpment Eco-Park
HPA has made a $5,000 contribution to the Cootes to Escarpment Eco-Park System. This connected natural corridor is one of the most ecologically-rich areas within the Great Lakes Basin, connecting Hamilton Harbour and its surrounding watershed to the Niagara Escarpment. This partnership is important to HPA because stewardship of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed is one of our core principles.
Coming up: Walking/Bike Tours
Would you be interested in joining a small group walking or biking tour of the port lands? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 905-525-4336 to learn more.