MURALS LIVEN UP HAMILTON
During Concrete Canvaas 2022 Scott McDonald offered a challenge to anyone interested in helping to create new art. On the side of a parking lot on York Blvd. near James St. N he put up an outline and invited anyone to help complete the art. Follow through to the end to see the final result.
This past June I joined a mural walk and Lester Coloma was on hand to explain some of his work
The tour guide David sent out request for proposals and Lester Coloma won the contract. Located at 1 West St.
The other side of the building--a continuation with the Hammer represents Hamilton. Did actual painting in 3 days.
Back side--included signs painted on wall on right side he included plants that normally would actually be at that location
Also part of tour was this section by Lester Coloma on King St. across from Ferguson St. where a train station was once located.
The two artists for an African culture mural on King St. In the sunglasses are significant dates. One date has to do with first slaves to North America. Another set of dates has to do with the Underground Railway that helped escaped slaves find freedom in Canada. Another set of dates is when the Canadian government made restrictive laws against minority immigrants.
By Corey Tower of Caro Restaurant
Frankie Venom by scottanddestroy Scott McDonald
Drawn for the 2014 Supercrawl and intended only to be temporary, but is still there (Cannon and James N.) as of 2022.
By Mellisa General on James St. N. just north of Wilson. Presented Supercrawl 2021
Barton Street had its share of interesting murals.
At Main and Gage. Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Production
Barton St. E. Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Production summer 2016
Barton St. E., Tim Nyehuis/Nine House Production June/17
At Powell Park 53 Birch St. behind basketball net
This one is no longer there and replaced by some commercial painting. By Juliana LaChance. Was at James St. N. and Murray St. E.
Another by Julia LaChance that has been there a long time. On Cannon E and Ashley.
Barton St. E. Lacrosse theme
Sponsored by the Grasshopper restaurant and Friscolanti's Funeral Home
Conrad Furey at Central Library
On Bartton St W. Scott McDonald
Wilson St E.. near West N.by Robyn Lightwalker and Natasha Rose
Cake and Loaf,a favorite bakery. By Lester Coloma
At Beasley. By Bryce Huffman.
Also at Hess Village
Rear view at Hess Village.
Lester Coloma on mural on Chatham St. on wall of Soper's
Famous Hamilton Ti-cat, Angelo Mosca downtown. Scott McDonald,
Downtown John St. S.
Dundurn St. N. near King St.W. Toucan
The Fox and the Fiddle on John Street South.
Barton St. E.