Venue Rental

Thank you for considering renting the Hamilton Artists Inc.

At the intersection of James North and Cannon Streets, The Inc. is centered at the heart of the James Street Art District, a destination for Hamilton arts and culture. With over forty years of operation, the Inc. is an anchor for cultural activities in Hamilton, hosting thousands of visitors during monthly exhibitions and special events. The Inc. owns and operates out of a purpose-built facility, serving as a contemporary art gallery in a modern architectural setting.  Guests can explore and engage with artwork by local, Canadian and international artists.

The Inc. is an ideal location to host weddings, receptions, corporate events, meetings, film screenings, concerts, parties and more.  It is also available as a location for film shoots. The staff and volunteers at the Hamilton Artists Inc. are dedicated to assisting our clients host successful events. Proceeds from venue rentals support our ongoing exhibitions, programming and educational activities.

Faculity Description

The facility is fully wheelchair accessible and features two interior gallery spaces: the Cannon Gallery (1100 square feet) and the James Street Gallery (495 square feet). There are two wheelchair accessible bathrooms and a kitchenette.  There is also an outdoor courtyard (1500 square feet) which is a fully accessible, programmable space for receptions, performances, film screenings and community projects.  Download our Facility Rental Guide. For full venue information, please view our floorplan.


Our prices depend on a number of factors including: duration of event, space required, alcohol permits etc. For a personalized tour or quote, please contact Derek Jenkins, Executive Director at or (905) 529-3355. Members of the Inc. receive 10% discount off our regular rental rates.

Unfortunately, our facility rentals are not for exhibiting artists. Please visit the submissions page of our website to learn more about exhibiting opportunities at the Inc.

Yes, a special occasion permit can be purchased to allow for alcohol to be served in the facilities.

Yes, food can be served during events. Catering is the responsibility of the renter, including bringing in your own serve-ware. The Inc. has a small kitchenette available to keep foods refrigerated. All clean-up, both during and after the event, is the responsibility of the renter.

Please be mindful of the Inc.’s Zero Waste Policy by choosing re-usable and/or compostable serve-ware at your event. Our kitchenette allows for dishware to be cleaned on-site.

Our capacity is 111 persons.

Our facility is rented out around our programming schedule. Most or our rentals take place in the course of one day. To inquire about multi-day rentals, please contact us directly.