Art Galleries Tour of Hamilton, Hamilton (Self Guided)

The richness of the cultural life and the large number of art galleries and talented artists in Hamilton can attract and delight both locals and tourists. There are many venues where one can see interesting exhibitions and presentations. Take this guide to experience those worth seeing.
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Art Galleries Tour of Hamilton Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour of Hamilton
Guide Location: Canada » Hamilton (See other walking tours in Hamilton)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Author: Linda
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Arts Hamilton

1) Arts Hamilton

Promoting arts and culture, as well as assuring the collaboration and connectivity of the community through different manifestations, presentation and events is a noble purpose, achieved by one of the oldest art communities in Ontario, which is Arts Hamilton. It was established in 1969 and has since offered artists the possibility of showing their works and receiving some feedback.
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Hamilton Artists Inc

2) Hamilton Artists Inc

Hamilton Artist Inc. supports local artists, both beginners and those who are well-established, and brings a significant contribution to the maintenance and development of cultural aspects of city life. It reflects the environment through different exhibitions, performances, presentations and public events. The centre was founded in 1975 by a group of local artists who wanted to create a professional exhibition centre and since then, thanks to a considerable effort, they managed to promote the art productions in the city. The venue is open Wednesday to Saturday: Noon - 5 pm and Friday: Noon - 6 pm.
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Artword Artbar

3) Artword Artbar

Artword Artbar and Artword Gallery is a perfect place that knows how to combine the best features in one single venue. It can be considered a live music venue, a place for artists and lovers of the arts to meet, or an impressive art gallery. In one single place you can receive a significant dose of beauty and a little piece of Hamilton's culture. Many different events are organized and you are welcome to be a part of them from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to midnight and Sunday afternoons for special events only.
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You Me Gallery

4) You Me Gallery

You Me Gallery has as its purpose to awaken the spirit of the community in its appreciation of the beauty of arts and to take part in the city's cultural manifestation. It provides space for local artists and Japanese Canadian artists and organizes art projects, exhibitions and meetings. The gallery is accessible Wednesday to Sunday, between 12 and 5 p.m.

Walking Tours in Hamilton, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Hamilton

Create Your Own Walk in Hamilton

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hamilton is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Tour of Hamilton

Religious Tour of Hamilton

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Museums and Galleries of Hamilton

Museums and Galleries of Hamilton

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Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 10.8 km
Westdale Tour in Hamilton

Westdale Tour in Hamilton

Westdale Village is a neighbourhood in Hamilton, bustling with specialty shops and interesting places. Locals and visitors are delighted by the plethora of boutiques, bakeries, pubs and stores with unique items. Be ready to devote some of your time to visiting the worthwhile places in Westdale, presented in this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Hamilton for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Hamilton has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Hamilton, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.