With a mission to “build community excellence through the arts and culture,” The Fitton Center for Creative Arts wanted to bring the city of Hamilton an art center that could be a place to feature art education classes, art galleries, live performances, and spaces for rent.
This non-profit arts organization was first brought to life back in 1990, when the community decided it needed an arts facility that should have a strong arts education factor. “The Hamilton Bicentennial was happening around this time so they decided that an art facility would be their main legacy,” explains Fitton Center Marketing Specialist Rebecca Gonya.
The Fitton Center has something for everyone. “There are classes for all ages, several exhibitions throughout the year that has a wide variety of artwork, and a mix of live performances for children, adults, and everyone inbetween,” she says.
Completed in 1993, today the Fitton Center offers classes, workshops, and summer camps for all ages, and its galleries are open to the public year round.
The 2017-2018 Season Launch event will be held on Friday, August 18. “This free event will kick-off the new season and let the community know about all the great events, exhibitions, and classes happening at the Fitton Center,” says Gonya.
You can order tickets for performances and register for classes by visiting fittoncenter.org, by checking out the Center’s Facebook page, or by calling 513-863-8873. Galleries are free to view and some events are free to the public as well.
Gonya says that tickets events range from $5 to $40 and workshops, which are about six weeks in length, are from $25 to $130. “If you are a member of the Fitton Center, you will receive discounts on event tickets as well as classes and workshops,” adds Gonya.