(hoards of people checking out the art crawl – so popular, the streets were packed!)
Tonight Lee and I experienced our first Hamilton Art Crawl. We only live a short walk away – so it was about time we joined in on the local events! I expected to be around a lot of the typical Hamiltonians (aka creepy crawlers) I see every day, but was pleasantly surprised to find a thriving grass roots artist/musician community. We wandered up and down James street – took in all the sites – loads of clothing vendors, some food of course some awesome art and live music.
My highlight of the evening was the roof top music at Dr.Disc – my current local fav – Jessy Lanza as well The New Hands Band. There was a senior citizen dancing that could school any dancer on the floor – truly amazing and a reason to upgrade my camera so I can take video. At the end of the concert there was a mob of girls (including me) dancing with him. Epic. I can’t wait for the next crawl!
(buskers, babies, dogs, clothing vendors, performance artists, vintage dealers – a smorgasbord of things happening!)
(really simple, yet effective displays by artists)
(I saw someone walking around with the Big Lebowski later on in the evening…YES)
(a great seniors quartet – they drew quite a crowd!)
(a market inside the art crawl event – local artisans – mainly photos and jewelry)
(Matt Jelly was capitalizing on Hamilton Nostalgia)
(vintage vinyl and books – loads of jems in there!)
(you couldn’t have got a more perfect forecast for this months crawl)
(my absolute favourite summer happening – raise the roof at Dr.Disc – so cool!)
We had a bite at the local food trucks – also recommended and ended our evening at This ain’t Hollywood – retro rave our friend Noa DJ Everblue was playing. What a night! If you can make it the art crawl happens the second Friday of EVERY month. I highly recommend it. and can’t remember the last time I had that much fun!