‘Gateway’ created by artists Vivian Rosas and Vesna Asanovic showcases the creative spirit of Hamilton using bright, engaging vignettes of some of the differing cultural communities of downtown Hamilton, with a focus on: James St., Durand, and the Escarpment/Bruce Trail.

Mural was completed on September 13th, 2018

Gateway welcomes visitors with a loose, woven tapestry of different scenes, showcasing life and activities in Hamilton. A father and daughter hike the Bruce Trail, discovering the natural beauty of the landscape. Commuters cycle past traffic using Hamilton’s new bike lanes during rush hour. A young couple gallery-hop during Friday’s Art Crawl; meanwhile, a group of kids are eating dinner at a local Pizzeria nearby. Organic shapes of Black Walnut, White Oak and Sassafras float throughout the piece in hopes to remind people of all the natural beauty that exists here, even in the city’s most urban places.

The James St. South mural serves as a platform to celebrate Hamilton and to highlight the rich, vibrant cultures that inhabit it. We hope it gives our community, guests and visitors a warm welcome that is bright, inspiring and representational of Hamilton.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 126 James St. South, Hamilton, Canada Get Directions