Hamilton Craft Studios (HCS) is excited to announce its inaugural Holiday Market, a festive celebration of local artistry and craftsmanship. This event promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience, showcasing the talents of our community's artisans and artists, while raising funds to support our mission.
Date: December 8th and 9th, 2023
Time: December 8th, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM / December 9th, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Location: 121 Princess St, 3rd Floor (accessible by elevator)
The HCS Holiday Market is a unique opportunity for residents of Hamilton and beyond to discover an array of Fine Craft and Art; ceramics, woodworking, textiles and more. Featuring the work of our talented studio members and local artisans, this event offers a diverse selection of art and craft items, perfect for holiday gifts or personal indulgence.
Highlights of the Holiday Market include:
1. Artisan Vendors: Browse and shop from an exceptional selection of local craft, art and design.
2. Live Art Demonstrations: Witness the creative process firsthand with live art demonstrations throughout the event.
3. Workshops and Activities: Join our artists for some hands on workshops
4. Food and Refreshments: Savour delicious treats and drinks from local food vendors.
5. Community Engagement: Interact with artists and makers, and learn about the vibrant arts community in Hamilton.
6. Community Programming: Support our outreach programming through donations or bidding on items at the Silent Auction
All proceeds from this event will directly support Hamilton Craft Studios in its mission to provide accessible studio space, equipment, and educational programs for emerging and established artists in our community. It will also fund programming for our community partners and gift access to Hamiltonians in need.
"We are thrilled to host our first Holiday Market, and we invite everyone to join us to celebrate the spirit of creativity and community," said Dayna Gedney, Executive Director at Hamilton Craft Studios. "This event embodies the essence of our
organization, fostering local talent and providing a platform for artists to thrive."
Admission to the HCS Holiday Market is $25 on December 8th and by donation at the door on December 9th, and all are welcome to attend. Join us for a weekend of art, culture, and community spirit.
About Hamilton Craft Studios:
Hamilton Craft Studios (HCS), operates as a dynamic creative community that offers workspace, tools, and educational programs for artisans and artists. Our business model revolves around providing studio memberships, classes, and workshops that cater to a wide range of artistic disciplines, from ceramics to woodworking and beyond.
At HCS, we prioritize fostering a supportive environment where individuals can explore and develop their craft. We offer both studio access and educational opportunities, making it a hub for skill development, collaboration, and artistic expression.
Our services encompass studio memberships, specialized workshops, access to professional-grade equipment, and a vibrant community network. We're dedicated to supporting emerging and established artists, enabling them to transform their creative visions into tangible works of art and viable careers.
In alignment with the Hamilton Business Centre's mission, we're committed to empowering entrepreneurs in the arts by providing the necessary resources and guidance to flourish in their creative endeavours.