On Thursday December 5th, McMaster Innovation Park had the pleasure of celebrating its 13th Art in the Workplace Exhibit. The entire event could not have been possible without the help of the great team of community volunteers, students, and sponsors who help to make it happen.
Art in the Workplace was launched during the official grand opening of the Atrium building on October 2009 gathering local artists to display their creative talents in the corridors of the new facility. Since then, artists, community residents and tenants have enjoyed the art display as well as gathering together to inspire one another as the artists discuss their inspirations of creativity often resulting in the artwork being sold.
Art in the Workplace is true to the Mission and Vision of McMaster Innovation Park to Co-Locate, Connect and Commercialize and is positioned to continue into the future as a foundational initiative of McMaster Innovation Park to the Artistic community of Hamilton.
If you missed out on the event, check out a little sneak peek below! Make sure you don’t miss out on the next Spring exhibit!
Set-up begins early in the evening, for the 7pm event as Artists arrive to register and get name tags for a night of drinks, food, and great networking. The woman walking in pink is our head coordinator of AWP, Peg Kelly.
Along with great art, and great people, each exhibit also hosts great music from local groups. This time we were serenaded by the sounds of the local Salvation Army band with all the Christmas hits.
Each year, the AWP team, tries to add a little touch to the exhibit to make it such a little better. For the 13th Exhibit, these ‘I Love Local Artists” and “ I Heart AWP” pins were made to collect money for this completely volunteer based and sponsorship run event.
Here is a picture of Zach Douglas, President of McMaster Innovation Park purchasing the first pin!
Each exhibit boasts beautiful art and beautiful discussions, and this exhibit was no different.
Thank you to all the artists, and the entire AWP team. See you in April!
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