Artist Julia Veenstra and her family have opened a gallery and café on Ottawa Street North that aims to elevate artists and make art accessible. Many great new business ventures were dreamed up during the pandemic. That’s the story of Crown & Press.
Arts + Culture
This regular feature will highlight people from all walks of life who have embraced Hamilton as their new home. Kayla Whitney is from Chatham, Ont. She attended OCAD University in Toronto and opened Koe Design, a commercial arts studio offering illustration, design and mural services, in 2017.
Paul Elia is well-known for creating art that celebrates the grit and beauty of the city’s many streetscapes. He recently sat down with Marc Skulnick to talk about his life in Hamilton: from getting inspired to being entertained; from Gage Park and Supercrawl to the Bruce Trail and Ottawa Street…