Annual fair to feature dozens of artists this weekend at Hamilton’s Pyramid Hill

Showcasing art from across the region with a weekend event, the Pyramid Hill Art Fair will return to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

“One of the things Pyramid Hill can do is be outward-facing to the community, and this is such a great way to do that. We want to reach out and support artists in any way that we can, and this is a fun way to celebrate art,” said Sean FitzGibbons, director, at Pyramid Hill.

It will be a day out in the park, in nature. Guests can take a leisurely walk, and come home with a handmade necklace or a beautiful wooden bowl, he said. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet with the artists, hear their stories, and find out more about their work.

The Annual Pyramid Hill Art Fair will feature more than 70 artists, with a broad range of art mediums. Paintings, drawings, photography, print-making, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, wood-working, metal, sculptures, mixed-media, wearable art, and more will be on display and available for sale.

Pyramid Hill Art Fair features work from both new and seasoned artists. Some artists are at the beginning phases of their careers, while others have been a part of the festivities since the beginning of the Art Fair. Several of the participating artists include Jamie’s Art Pottery, Susan Deaton Studio, InsideOut Studio, By the Water’s Edge, Plaid Cat Creations, BlackWater Workshop, Corbett Gallery and many more.

The music lineup includes many new artists, plus a few familiar faces from last year.

On Saturday, the day will begin with One Love Yoga Collective for yoga and a drum circle.

“There has never been an interactive aspect to the lineup, so we are very excited about this. Everyone in attendance is encouraged to join us,” said Miles Davidson, the event’s musical organizer.

Next, on Saturday, the Evil Twins are going to rock some blues for audiences. Then, Stratoscope, a Hamilton hometown favorite, will finish out the day’s performances. Sunday’s live entertainment will include Double Tap, an acoustic duo, followed by a return appearance from the Dave Palmer Jazz Quartet.

In addition to the art and live music, the festival will feature a beer garden with domestic and craft beers, wine and soft drinks. A variety of food vendors will also be on site. There will be several demonstrations throughout the Art Fair as well as a community pavilion.

“This year, we are introducing the Cardboard Castle. We have been collecting large cardboard boxes for several months now. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, we will have a Cardboard Castle team constructing a huge, interactive Cardboard Castle for the kids, which will continue throughout the two days,” FitzGibbons said. “Kids will have an opportunity to participate and create something.”

“If you’ve ever built a refrigerator-box fort, think of that on a hundred-times scale,” he said. “It will be interactive, engaging and constantly evolving.”


What: Pyramid Hill Art Fair

Where: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton

When: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 29; noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: $7 per carload; free parking.

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