Artword Artbar is closing after the November 17 event.
Both Nov 16 and Nov 17 shows are completely SOLD OUT. There will be NO tickets at the door. For those who have reserved, seating will be allocated. We will open for seating one hour before each show.
The kitchen will be closed on Nov 16 and 17.

Your hosts Ronald Weihs, Judith Sandiford. For info: call 905-543-8512, or our cell at the bar 905-912-9083. EMAIL artword@artword.net. EMAIL rweihs@artword.net to be added to Ron's newsletter list, about our future projects and activities in Hamilton in 2020.

News (Big News!): We’ve sold Artword Artbar.

October 3rd, 2019
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Artword Artbar Sept 4, 2019, Ronald Weihs and Judith Sandiford. Photo Cathy Coward Hamilton Spectator

Announced September 4, 2019: News (Big News!): We’ve sold Artword Artbar. Our lovely place on Colbourne Street. This fall will be our last! And it will be a blast! So don’t be downcast. Don’t look aghast. Just get here real fast.
We’ve been doing this for ten years, and it’s time to celebrate. This fall, we’re featuring some of the musicians that have been through the journey with us. We’ll be going like always until November 16, when The Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band will be serenading us out with some lovely harmonies and ultra-fancy picking. (Due to demand, we’ve added a second Hill Brothers show on November 17 at 3 pm.)
And then, starting December 5, 2019, 15 Colbourne Street will become the new home of SMPL Architectural Design Studio. Click here for a very cool artist’s conception of the SMPL vision for the building. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2CqxzPAp8K/

What happened?  Read more…

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Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band, Sat Nov 16 @8pm, Sun Nov 17 @3pm

September 30th, 2019
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Our final two shows at 15 Colbourne Street:
*Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 8 pm, and
*Sunday November 17, 2019, at 3 pm.
$15.00.
Both shows are SOLD OUT. Sorry, there are NO last-minute tickets at the door. 

The Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band:
Randal Hill mandolin, vocals; Rocky Hill guitar, vocals; with Tim McDonald banjo, vocals and Greg Street, bass.
Randal first performed on the 15 Colbourne stage on March 28, 2010, and has been back at least 13 times. We first met Randal and Rocky in the Blue Angel Gallery, just around the corner on James Street, during an Art Crawl when we had first moved to Hamilton in 2007. Here is the bio that Randal sent up to post back in 2010. Read more…

Event, Music, Music-bluegrass

CLOSED Nov 18 – Dec 4, CLOSED permanently from Dec 4 onwards

October 1st, 2019
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Artword Artbar at 15 Colbourne is closed from November 18 to December 4, 2019, while we clear out the restaurant equipment and our theatre gear. The new owners of the building take possession on December 5, 2019.

Is there Artword life after December 5?
YES! The Artword Theatre folks, Ron and Judith, continue to live in Hamilton and will create theatre projects and workshops in various venues (to be determined.)

Stay in touch! To receive Ron’s email Newsletter and find out what the Artword Theatre folks will be up to next, send an email to Ronald Weihs <rweihs@artword.net>

We will also revive the Artword Theatre blog with news and new projects:  artword.net/artwordtheatre/

Event, News, Theatre

Two Artword special “Farewell to 15 Colbourne” shows, Thurs Nov 14, Fri Nov 15

September 28th, 2019
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Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8 pm. The Musicians Special… featuring musicians who have appeared on the 15 Colbourne stage over the past 10 years.

Friday, November 15, 2019, at 8 pm. The Artword Theatre Show, excerpts selected by director-playwright Ronald Weihs from over 11 years of making theatre in Hamilton, featuring members of the Artword Theatre Ensemble. Performers confirmed so far: Charly Chiarelli, Shavini Fernando, Will Gillespie, Paula Grove, Val Kay, Ryan Sero, Jay Shand (Mr. Jay), Tim Ninehouse on piano.
NOTE: Artword Theatre will continue to create theatre in Hamilton! Watch for our 2020 projects in various locations. Make sure you are on Ron’s Newsletter email list.

Event, Music, Music-bluegrass, Special event, Theatre