SHOP NEWS: Some of you know and others have heard rumblings – but we have made the decision to move Mixed Media to Westdale and also open up a new book shop in the old Bryan Prince space called King West Books (1060 King St. West). We’ll miss being downtown but we feel it is time for a change and the opportunity and challenge came up to do something new in a very special space. Bryan Prince is the owner of the building and has been very supportive of our idea to rejuvenate his old space. We think books and art make a great combo! King West Books (@kingwestbooks) will focus on art, design, architecture, local lit, Canadian and lots of great kids books. Mixed Media has been selling books from day one and we can’t wait to have a bit more space with King W. to really showcase all the books and subjects we love. Mixed Media (1058 King St. West) will continue to stock all your favourite supplies, gifts, art, prints and paper and we can’t wait to show you how it all fits into the new space. This will be a big adjustment but we hope it will be a welcome move. Things are happening fast on our end as we prep for the move. As it stands right now – the James St. location will stay open for the month of August and maybe September in more of pop-up sense. Most of our stock will be moving over to Westdale where we will be open to the public starting Aug. 1st. It has been an amazing ride since we opened our doors for the first Art Crawl in September 2005. We’ve moved locations from 174 to 154, participated in almost every crawl night, created amazing relationships, championed local artists and causes, provided the city with a unique space to find creative goods, got to be part of an amazing time in Hamilton’s history and contribute to James St. North’s renewal. We feel very honoured to be able to do this all. Thanks to everyone who has played a part in Mixed Media’s story so far – we hope you can join us as we move onto the next chapter. See you soon in Westdale Village!
The Spec wrote more about our move here.