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Farewell Quilt of Belonging

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Thank you so much to the Heart of Ontario and to the amazing Esther Bryan who created the Quilt of Belonging. We are so grateful that the Cotton Factory was able to host such a beautiful artifact and it certainly livened up our space! Thank you also, to all who came to visit, we hope you enjoyed the experience.   The…

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Exhibit Now Closed – Quilt Of Belonging from July 11th – August 16th, 2017

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There’s been quite a lot of chatter and excitement in anticipation of this summer’s Canada 150 celebrations and we couldn’t agree more! In partnership with the Heart of Ontario we are counting down the days until the third floor of the Cotton Factory is transformed into one giant quilt of belonging. The Quilt of Belonging is a celebration of the many…

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Industry and Innovation at its finest!

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What do you get when you add the Cotton Factory and a super talented artist together? Why, you get a stunning piece of art of course! Currently on display at City Hall, here is a capture of Rob Zeidler loaning the piece to mayor Fred Eisenberger with artist Rob Croxford. But that’s not the best news! There’s more you ask?…

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Thank YOU!

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It seems perfectly fitting to acknowledge and honour the community of Hamilton and abroad for such an inspiring and uplifting weekend here at the Cotton Factory. With over 3,000 people making their way through the Cotton Factory for Doors Open and the Spring Marketplace, volunteers, staff and engaged community members revelled in the magnificence of the building, its surroundings and…

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The Quilt of Belonging – Call for Artists To Host Workshops, Demonstrations and More!

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The Heart of Ontario and The Cotton Factory are excited to host the Quilt of Belonging in the exhibition Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories THIS SUMMER! We are celebrating Canada’s multiculturalism and 150 years after Canada’s Confederation, by showcasing the storytellers in Hamilton, Halton & Brant, through a multitude of experiences available for the community to enjoy! The…

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PLUS ART FAIR May 18 – 21, 2017

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Coming to The Cotton Factory, May 18 – 21, 2017, the PLUS Art Fair is the first ever exhibition of students and alumni of Canadian Visual Arts Masters Programs. The Art fair will provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase work to curators, art professionals and educators. The PLUS Art Fair is the creation of Rafi Ghanaghounian of Keep…

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HIVEX: ENGAGE 2016

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Presented by the Hamilton HIVE November 5, 2016 in The Cotton Factory 8:45 AM Registration 9:30 AM Conference Programming Begins 5:00 PM Community Trade Show and Mixer Purchase tickets and Register Here What happens at a HIVEX young professional conference? Networking, learning and conversation – fuelled by coffee (lots of it) catered lunch and a breakfast fitted for champions. Plus, a community…

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OPEN STUDIOS

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Join us on Sunday, October 23 from 11 AM until 4:00 PM when some of The Cotton Factory Tenants open up their studios to the public. Meet in the Cotton Factory Parking Lot where volunteer greeters will be ready to meet you and direct you to the “Meeting Place”. You may sign up for a Tour when you arrive. Tours run at the…

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LIFE DRAWING in THE COTTON FACTORY

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Tuesday Evening Drop In Life Drawing Sessions hosted by Artist, Avery Tanner Start Time: 7:00 PM          End Time: 10:00 PM Drop In Welcome!   Cost $10.00 per session   Materials Additional $3.00  Life Drawing is fun and an important form of exercise for the visual artist. It flexes and tones the ever important rendering muscles. The training…

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