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What is B•SIDE

Happening at B•SIDE

June 9 - July 5 :
Cut Off - a group show featuring collage artists


July 7-August 9 - No explanation (a show about anything) featuring: Kareem Anthony Ferreira, Nathan Carson, Sylvia Nickerson, Martin Verral, Petra Matar, Kyle Joe Dicke, Vivienne Bell, Laine Groeneweg, Bridget Amber Hyrc, Pual Allard, Francis Forgette


August 11 - September 6 - Social Snakes & Ladders (a how to, on how to not) featuring: Kyle Stewart, Wolf Dottir, Abby, Adjekum, Momo Dada Gallery, Jacqui Oakley, Robyn Snow, Luke Phillips, Jennifer Roosevelt, Natasha Bischoff, Arina Moiseychenko, Tania LaCaria, Parker Gore


September 8 - October 11- "A mostly accurate depiction up until this point" - paintings and sculptures by Lewis Mallard


October 13 - November 9 - TBA by Chae 

November 11 - December 7 - LOVE POTION Fall Ball featuring: Hana Clayton, Daniel Romano, Shannon Curlett, Vivienne Bell, Venus Underhill, Quinn Oberlein, Becky Katz, Sweet Dave, Carson McHone, Stewart Milne

December 9 - January 10 - TBA by Clear Eyes Collective

January 12 - February 7 - Available

February 9 - March 7 - Available

March 9 - April 11 - Available

April 13 - May 9 - Available

May 11 - June 6 - Available

June 8 - July 11 - Available

August 7
 - Booked TBA


no upcoming events

B-SIDE is a DIY space located within FARSIDE on James Street North. Our goal is to support the Hamilton arts community. We lean toward the weird & the wonderful.

B-SIDE is open 7 days a week, 6pm-2am. At this time our capacity is 30 people.

Who runs B•SIDE

Currently B-SIDE is being run by Rachel & Mike, who own and operate FARSIDE. Mike is an artist, and Rachel has a background in arts administration, organizing exhibitions and operating a music venue. B-SIDE is our passion project.

We do not charge rental fees, take commissions or take a door percentage from art or music shows. We are striving to do our best, but we had a baby recently and are a little sleep deprived, please be patient with us.

How can I utilize the space

We are booking out the space for 3 main uses: visual art, music, workshops. If you wish to utilize B-SIDE, you can fill out a proposal, in your area of interest, below. Please note that it is an unpolished DIY space and will require a bit of your elbow grease. B-SIDE is open to experienced and amateur organizers. The space is not available for pop-ups or sales.

Submitting your Proposal

Art & Workshop proposals are reviewed every 4 months.

Proposal deadlines in these categories are August 1 . November 1 . February 1 . May 1

Music proposals are reviewed at the beginning of every month. 

Every proposal will receive a response once it is reviewed.

Fill out a google form in your area of interest.

Be Kind

We hope people of all gender identities, abilities, ages (19+), cultures and sexualities feel welcome here. As such, any form of discrimination will not be tolerated. This can include, but is not limited to: Racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, fatphobic or ableist comments, Sexual harassment or bullying, both in our physical space and online.


If at any time you are made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please let an employee know or email us at

 Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

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