Artword Artbar

Ronald Weihs and Judith Sandiford owned and operated Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton from August 2009 to November 2019, when they sold the building. Here is their description of Artword Artbar:
A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the LLBO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals. On the lower level, Artword Gallery has monthly curated exhibitions. Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator March 29, 2012 says “Artword Artbar is a cosy little licensed listening room on Colbourne at James St. N., that always features interesting live music.”
Your hosts: Ronald Weihs & Judith Sandiford 905-543-8512,

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