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The AGH Annex is a a beautifully restored 19th century heritage building and creativity lab where experimental exhibitions, performances and unique culturel happenings emerge and unfold on a regular basis. Paired with a locally-focused retail area and public venue space, the AGH Annex provides a cultural hub of activitiy and creativitiy in the heart of downtown Hamilton.


Photo: Mike Lalich


AGH Annex Reads
Second Wednesday of each month at 7pm

The AGH Reads Book Club is bringing a new chapter to the Annex featuring Canadian literature with a special focus on regional authors and settings. Come out and enjoy an evening of discussion in the heart of the arts district at the AGH Annex.

March 8: On the Shores of Darkness There is Light by Cordelia Strube
April 19: Canada Reads Winner - to be announced



Adult Slam Night

In advance of their annual Louder Than a Bomb Festival (May 5-13 at the AGH), Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) are throwing the gauntlet down to a trove of wellknown authors, performers, and local Hamiltonians who have always wanted to do a slam but who have never had the gumption to try.

Friday, March 10 > ART CRAWL
7:00pm (Performance starts 7:30 pm)

FREE Admission




Youth Studio:
Collaborative Zines

Aimed for artists 12 and older, this session explores do-it-yourself magazine making and all of the component parts that can go into it: comics, imaginative drawing, movie posters, and more. Artist Kyle Stewart will introduce this accessible and vibrant culture.

Saturday, March 18
12:00pm to 2:30pm

AGH Members: $35 | Non-Members: $40

CRIT Nights
Are you an artist, writer, performer with a creative block? Have some new work that is just not working? Looking for some art-school-style critical feedback? Crit Night is a new program that offers all of that. In our first event, join a panel of guest critics-artists, curators, gallerists from the region along with a few brave souls who are willing to brave public scrutiny. Join us at the Crit Night Launch party, have a drink and see how what it's all about.

Thursday, March 23
7:00 to 9:30pm.(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

FREE admission
Cash Bar



Kickstart Your Creativity
This workshop, led by artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, is designed for those who are in the midst of a creative block, and for those who yearn to be creative but don't know how to get the ball rolling. Through a series of creative exercises blending collage, writing, drawing and painting, participants will produce small works loaded with exciting new potential. All materials supplied.

Saturday April 29
12:00 pm to 2:30pm

AGH Members: $35 | Non-Members: $40




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Regular Hours
Tuesday: 11am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 6pm
Friday: 11 am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm

CLOSED Sundays, Mondays & Holidays (including New
Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Canada Day, Christmas Day , Boxing Day and Family Day)

James Street North
Art Crawl

(2nd Friday of the month)
11am - 10pm