Applications are now closed.  Applications for 2019 will be posted in November 2018 with a deadline of February 1, 2019

We are looking for artists working in all media interested in participating in the West Hamilton Artists Tour. This tour will feature artists who live or have a studio in West Hamilton as well as artists who live outside the area who are applying to be guests on the tour. Priority will be given to those artists who excel in their chosen media and create work that is original, high quality, and is expertly executed without technical faults.

Participation Requirements:

  • Artists must reside in West Hamilton or be an approved guest artist from Hamilton or within Ontario.
  • All artists, including guest artists, will complete an application form and have their work juried. Selection and location of guest artists is at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
  • All work for sale must be original work by the artist, designed and handcrafted by the artist.
  • Items made from commercial kits, plans or patterns are not allowed. Ready-made components are acceptable only where their importance is subordinate to the skill and design contributed by the maker and where their use is clearly appropriate to the nature and design of the work. Articles made from molds are acceptable only where the mold is the design and product of the artist or where the mold is evidently subordinate to the maker's creativity. Copyright laws must be adhered to in all work.
  • Artists may only show and sell a cohesive collection of work that is directly related to what was presented for jurying.
  • By agreeing to participate in the Tour, you agree to be open and present for the advertised tour hours.
  • By agreeing to participate in the tour, you agree that your images may be used for promotional purposes including social media.
  • By agreeing to participate, you hold harmless the West Hamilton Artists Tourand its organizers for any damage, theft or any other type of loss of property. Insurance, including liability coverage for visitors to your studio, and any legislated requirements are the sole responsibility of the participating artist.
  • By agreeing to participate, you agree to assist with volunteer activities associated with the tour.
  • If you are applying as a guest, you agree to assist the host studio with set up and mutually agreed upon expenses for refreshments.

If you have any questions about applying for the tour, please contact us at

West Hamilton Artists Tour
c/o Gordon Leverton
114 Stanley Avenue
Hamilton, ON  L8P 2L4
Phone:  905-973-9874

Alternate:  905-529-4607 (Siobhan Lynch)