The 2013 New Hamburg Live! Visual Arts Show includes an unprecedented number of artists – 39 visual artists will exhibit their work in 11 downtown locations. The exhibitors include the members of the Stonecroft Painting Guild, who are participating in New Hamburg Live! for the first time.
As well, 23 more accomplished professional and highly skilled amateur artists are exhibiting their work, across of variety of media.
Below is the Art Show Walking Tour; Tour Brochures are also available at all exhibitors. We appreciate the willingness of these local businesses to participate as venues; their commitment to the arts in this community is to be commended. We also thank Stonecroft Homes, sponsor of the Art Show.
The intriguing, historic architecture of the buildings in New Hamburg's core will be the focus of a unique presentation that is part of the New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts. The event, entitled "A Matter of Place", will feature two prominent local history experts discussing "the stories behind the storeys" – tales of the heritage buildings that add so much ambience to the community. Featured guests are Marie Voisin and Ernie Ritz. Voisin is the author of the well-researched "William Scott and his Extended Family".
Thanks to our friends at Cress-Ridge, The Community Players, and the Township of Wilmot and New Hamburg Board of Trade for their help in letting the world know about New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts.
Rod Beattie, one of Canada's most respected and versatile actors, is reviving a one-man play he premiered at the Stratford Festival in 2002. Beattie's "Will Power" will open the 2013 New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts on May 27.
New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts has again partnered with TD Canada Trust to create the "All Access Student Ticket" program for the 2013 Festival, which runs from May 27-June 2. TD Canada Trust has donated $2500 to allow New Hamburg Live! to offer free admission to all students to any New Hamburg Live! event during the Festival. This year's Festival includes 11 ticketed events, ranging from the one-man performance of "WillPower" by well known actor Rod Beattie, to intimate concerts by Duo Percussion and Vicki St. Pierre, to the vibrant Celtic fiddle performance of Ashley MacIsaac.
(Shown from left: New Hamburg Live! Executive Director Paul Knowles, TD Canada Trust Manager Jon Shilling, and New Hamburg Live! Board Member David Beattie)
This year's edition of the New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts features an incredible line-up of award-winning performers. From Junos to Maple Blues to Best Actor honours, the 2013 stars of New Hamburg Live! have been widely acknowledged for being among the best in the business of entertaining.
New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts tickets can now be purchased on line, using the easy click system you will see on the events and performers pages on this website. They can also be purchased at the scheduled hours at our box office in downtown New Hamburg, at 85 Peel Street. First open day for the box office will be Friday, April 26.
If you are purchasing tickets on line, please note that ten of our events can be purchased together, using the shopping cart feature. The eleventh event – the "A Matter of Place" authors' event – must be purchased individually, because of limitations in our on line system.
Tickets purchased on line will be mailed to you, for all purchases made prior to May 16; from that date on, tickets purchased on line will be held at the door of the first event you are attending.
Student all access tickets (sponsored by TD Canada Trust) must be ontained in person, with students showing proper ID.