More than 20 Hamilton businesses will showcase a featured artist as part of Art Hop on Friday.
Hosted by Main Street Area Association, Art Hop will feature live art, entertainment, family activities as well as food and drinks.
“We have a very supportive community when it comes to the arts… There are probably a half-of-a-dozen new businesses on Main Street since we had Art Hop last year. So, there’s a lot of energy downtown,” said Erin Noga, board member for Main Street Area Association and co-owner of The Studio: Masterpieces & Memories.
And don’t let downtown construction deter you, she said.
There’s good energy, live art and opportunities to acquire a one-of-a-kind piece, according to Noga.
“The community is really behind Main Street and what we’re doing… Art Hop last year was very well received. There were a lot of activities going on and a lot people coming into the stores and finding out what is on Main Street,” said Francis Michaels, owner of Pop Revolution Gallery and board member for Main Street Area Association.
Some Art Hop event highlights include:
- artist Adam Theele at 3 Bears Emporium,235 Main St.
- artist Chris Pearce at Future Great Comics, 528 Main St.
- artist Danielle Martin at Lahvdah, 404 Main St.
- John Gardner of Red Fork Photography at Rustic Home, 330 Main St.
- artist Shirley Burgher at Secretly Shabby, 231 Main St.
In 2017, the annual event returned to Hamilton after a 10-year hiatus. Organizers said more than 1,000 guests attended the event last year.
The event is located within the city’s Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area.
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HOW TO GO: ART HOP
WHERE: Along Main Street in Hamilton
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11
COST: Free. Food, drink and art will be available for purchase.