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Collective Arts celebrates tenth anniversary with “A Creative Trip”

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Collective Arts opened in 2013 as way to merge “the creativity of craft beverages with the inspired talents of artists from around the world,” according to its website.

Beer enthusiasts and Hamilton music lovers alike joined for a night of fun at the Collective Arts brewery at 207 Burlington St. E on Sept. 22.

Its tenth anniversary was the reason for the celebration, organized by Steve St. Jean, creative director of the company. He also picked the name of the event: “A Creative Trip”.

St. Jean said his inspiration for the name and aesthetic was based on the trip the brewery has experienced since its inception a decade ago.

“The vision for this particular event was to try and encapsulate the ten years of creativity that we’ve been on,” St. Jean explained. “You know, we’ve been on this journey with creativity for the last ten years at Collective and we really wanted to make sure that it was being highlighted as that. You know, it was a journey.”

A man sitting on a bench with his leg laying on it and his left pant rolled up waiting to be tattoed by a woman to his right.
A miniature tattoo parlour was also present at the event. Attendees could get a tattoo of their choice from skilled Hamilton artists.

Visitors could purchase tokens at tables set up throughout the patio, which could be exchanged for Collective Arts beer and cocktails.

Outside, a DJ pumped a variety of music throughout the venue, from EDM to punk.

Mark Phillips, known online as “CatDirty”, designed all the art for the night.

Phillips said that Collective Arts is a nurturing place for artists and musicians.

“Well, they bring a great space for creatives to come together,” Phillips said. “They have music right now, there’s tattoo artists over there, they’ve got craft beer. Just bringing it together, bringing the community together, getting people out, having a good time. They make good beer and I like how they support artists on all their cans.”

Musician Georgia Harmer performs with her band on a stage inside Collective Arts brewery.
Canadian singer‐songwriter Georgia Harmer brought her indie‐folk sound to the party.

Megan Brook attended the event after hearing about it online.

“I think all the cool things [attracted me], I looked over and there’s tattoos and the drinks are really good and I’m very excited for the music aspect because it’s kind of just what I like to do,” Brook said.

 

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