Art Gallery of Hamilton Announces the 2023 AGH Festival Schedule

October 12 – 21, 2023

The Art Gallery of Hamilton expanded its focus in 2022 after 13 successful years running a film-centred Festival. As of last year, the multi-arts Festival celebrations now incorporate visual art, music, live performance, craft, and more. This year’s Festival will continue to focus on optimizing spaces within the Gallery, connecting events and performances to specific aspects of exhibitions or collection items on display. In addition, the AGH will host and co-present cinematic screenings, workshops, and performance events at select venues throughout Hamilton!

The AGH is proud to present the full AGH Festival Schedule for Thursday, October 12 through to Saturday, October 21. Featuring workshops, talks, performances, film screenings, wellness classes, family activities, and a closing concert featuring Whitehorse – there is something for everyone to do during the AGH Festival this year! On top of all the events, the Gallery itself will have free admission and extended hours for the duration of the Festival. Check out for more details!


DAY 1 – Thursday, October 12:
An Evening of Wonder (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]

DAY 2 – Friday, October 13:
Into the Vault: Lunch & Learn (12:00 PM at the AGH) – [$15]
Pop-up Performance: Bimbos in Space (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Fruit Salad x Wonder Dance Party (8:00 PM at the AGH) – [$40]

DAY 3 – Saturday, October 14:
Block Party: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop (11:00 AM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Screenprinting Workshop (11:00 AM at Centre[3]) – [$125]
Pop-Up Concert: Whitness (2:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Hip-Hop Evolution Screening & Panel Discussion (7:00 PM at NVMH) – [$15]

DAY 4 – Sunday, October 15:
Family Fun Day (11:00 AM at the AGH) – [$15]
Introduction to Weaving Workshop (2:00 PM at HCS) – [$60]

DAY 5 – Monday, October 16:
Pop-Up Performance: For Your Entertainment (6:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Sound Bath (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [$15]
Daily Art Practice: Mindfulness in Artmaking (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [$5]

DAY 6 – Tuesday, October 17:
Pop-Up Concert: Thomas Duxbury (6:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Professional Artist Development with Alissa Sexton (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [$15]
In Conversation with Britt Wray: Finding Purpose in the Age of the Climate Crisis (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [$15]

DAY 7 – Wednesday, October 18:
Screenprinting Workshop (6:00 PM at Centre[3]) – [$125]
Introductory Hip Hop Dance Class (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [$15]
YAH Presents The Life-Sized City Film & Panel (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [$15]

DAY 8 – Thursday, October 19:
Mindful Drawing (1:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Breaking Through the Vault (4:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Pop-up Performance: Discocab (7:00 PM at the AGH) – [FREE]

DAY 9 – Friday, October 20:
Into the Vault: Lunch & Learn (12:00 PM at the AGH) – [$15]
Fabulicious! Art, Music & Food (5:00 PM at the ACCA) – [$20]
BIPOC hArt Dance (8:00 PM at the WES) – [$10]

DAY 10 – Saturday, October 21:
Print Expo Market (11:00 AM at the AGH) – [FREE]
Blood and Water Film Screening & Panel (1:00 PM at the WES) – [FREE]
The Closing Concert: Whitehorse & Golden Feather (7:00 PM at the NVMH) – [$40]

Details and locations for each event including ticketing information can all be found at

The 2023 AGH Festival is presented by BMO, proudly sponsored by incite Foundation for the Arts, and supported by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario through the Experience Ontario program, and the City of Hamilton.

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About the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in the region. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European, and International and Contemporary art, numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of Canada’s finest. The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art. The Gallery is supported by the City of Hamilton, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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Megan Olynik,
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Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4S8
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