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December 20th, 2020
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This was our Artword Artbar website header image from 2009 to 2019. The property at 15 Colbourne now has new owners and is not a public venue.   2020 on: Ronald Weihs and Judith Sandiford continue to create and produce theatre projects. We won’t have a permanent space.

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What happened in 2019

January 2nd, 2020
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Here’s 2019 at Artword Artbar in review. Thanks to all the wonderful performers and audiences. The performers represented in this video are not, by any means, all! There were nights when I was just too busy to take photos.


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

December 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.)
Starting December 5, 2019, 15 Colbourne Street will become the new home of SMPL Architectural Design Studio.    …What happened?  Read more…


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 Nov 18 to Dec 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.)

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closed from Aug 25 to Sept 11, 2019

July 29th, 2019
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Sunday, August 25 to Wednesday September 11, 2019:  CLOSED
Fall programming starts up Thursday September 12, 2019

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private event, Wed April 24

March 16th, 2019
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Private event on Wednesday April 24, not open to the public.

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