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Public art is defined by the City of Hamilton as art created by artists or in collaboration with artists through a public process and existing in publicly accessible City of Hamilton Property.

Current Open Calls

There are currently no Calls for Artists open. We expect to be issuing calls for Dundas Driving Park Phase 2 and the Ancaster Fieldcote Gateway projects this spring.

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Current Projects

  • Carter Park Mural (Stinson Neighbourhood)
    A jury of volunteer citizens and artists has reviewed 33 artists' submissions and has short-listed 6 for public consultation. Before they meet to select the winning proposal they want to know your opinion. Please visit the project webpage for more information, to review the proposals and to provide your comments. Please provide your comments on or before Friday April 25th.
  • Hamilton Farmers' Market District 
    The call for artists for this project closed on November 29, 2013. Thank you to all artists who contributed their ideas to this project. We received 48 proposals. . Stage 1 submissions have been adjudicated and six short-listed artists have been asked to prepare detailed proposals. It is anticipated that these proposals will be posted on this web site and displayed at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market in April for public consultation.  Please select the link above for more information.
  • Ancaster Fieldcote Walkway
    City Staff is currently finalizing the Call for Artists Document and expect to be in a position to issue the call in early January pending internal approvals.
  • The Frankie Venom Public Art Project at Victoria Park (Strathcona Neighbourhood)
    This project proposes a Public Art work in the park dedicated to the musical legacy of the late Frankie Venom, lead singer of the Hamilton punk-rock band Teenage Head. A focus group that included musicians, artists, local residents and family members was held January to help better define Frankie’s legacy. Please select the link above to review the focus group report, learn more about this project and to provide comments.
  • King William Art Walk
    The King William Art Walk is proud to present Art Walk Exhibited, a temporary public art installation of visual arts banners on King William Street in Downtown Hamilton by ten local artists. Please select the link above for more information and to download a guide to the installation.  
  • Battlefield Park
    The commission has been awarded to David M. General for his proposed work The Eagles Among Us. Please select the above link to go to the project page for more information and to view the Jury Report. Installation is tentatively planned for spring 2014.

Recently completed Projects

  • Dundas Driving Park 
    Racing Carousel by Leslie Drysdale and Sandor Monos has been installed in the park.
  • North Wentworth Twin Pad Arena  Andres Correa's work Growing Together has been installed.
  • Locke Street
    Artist Simon Frank's proposal was awarded the public art commission for this work entitled Concrete Poetry for Locke Street South. The installation is now complete.
  • Central Services Police Station
    Artist Yvonne Felix's work Umbra is installed in the front courtyard of Police Services Central station, 155 King Street West.
  • James Street North
  • The James Street North public art commission consists of three installations: Vesna Jocic and Nicko Elliot's Roll Out the Rail Carpet, is installed at the corner of James Street. N and Murray Street; Timeline Siteline, by Peter Osborne and Sean Solowski is installed at the corner of James Street. N and Cannon; Adesso ne by Yvonne Felix, with Adam Staniland and Jesse Staniland is on both sides of the street at James street N. and Mulberry.

Public Art Master Plan

The Hamilton Public Art Master Plan is an important tool in the ongoing implementation of the City's Public Art Program.    
Read more about the Hamilton Public Art Master Plan


Contact information

For general inquiries:

Ken Coit
Art in Public Places Coordinator
Tel: 905.546.2424 ext 6281