AUGUST (the treasure hunt)
Right off the top, I will say it... Hamilton is an awesome city. It is blossoming with potential, especially for artists. Rent is cheap and the community is tight!
Upon finding a little niche just off James Street North, we found an abundance of inspiration in turning an old storefront into a vibrant and creative new art gallery on King William Street.
King William Street from Jackson Square - August 2012
Only 5 doors east of Hughson Street is number 51.
Already vacant, the storefront boasted nice huge windows that were just asking to expose some new creative endeavor.
The space was a narrow 13 feet at its widest and just a little under 50 feet deep broken into several small rooms. It needed work and it would be a stretch to finish in time for the Hamilton Super Crawl, but nevertheless a challenge we were willing to accept.
51 King William Street vacant - August 2012
Shortly before September, we decided to take it upon ourselves to lease this sucker and give it life once again.
SEPTEMBER (crunch time)Time to determine how and what we would need to do in the next week and a half before the doors can open to the 2012 Super Crawl.
Melody contemplates plans for the space.
To be continued...